Abi D’Arcy

Portrait of Abi D’Arcy


+ Songwriting Tutor

Abi is a singer, songwriter and performer who has supported artists such as Paolo Nutini, Newton Faulkner, Nick Mulvey and Congo Natty, and performed at venues such as O2 Academy, Shepherds Bush Empire, The Roundhouse and Maida Vale Studios. As a tutor, Abi has worked with students for the past eight years specialising in songwriting, live performance, aural perception, music theory, and vocal coaching. Abi’s experience stretches over a variety of genres such as folk-acoustic, African-hip hop and electronic swing/gypsy jazz which has brought her to her current project, From Venus – a culmination of lo-fi beats and synth-tinged Folk, Trip-Pop, layered with emotive lyrics which has received international airplay.

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