Gabrielle Hurtt
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Gabrielle Hurtt

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
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"Exquisite R&B/Pop Album The extremely talented singer/songwriter Gabrielle Hurtt and her exquisite debut album, “Through My Eyes,” will leave you wanting to hear more from this gifted artist. Hurtt spins her own graceful style to the musical genres of R&B/Pop and the result is an album overflowing with artistic songs. Her voice is strong and solid and one can hear the polished and graceful range she so naturally expresses. Right from the start, the opening track, “Shine” has a driving Pop style beat with well balanced electronic sounds. Another song, “Under The Influence,” dives into the soulful textures that Hurtt so easily commands. The spiritual song, “This Is Where I Came In,” is inspirational as Hurtt’s emotive voice flows through the sincere and heartfelt lyrics. If you like to hear R&B/Pop music, then you will really enjoy the memorable collection of songs on the album, “Through My Eyes.”" - Diane, Radioindy.com


"Gabrielle Hurtt gets inspirational on the first third of Through My Eyes, her new CD. She asserts her independence and individuality on the funky "Shine" and tells the nosy folk to mind their business on "Don't Judge Me" because with help from above she's going to always be heading in the right direction. That is the message of the third song, "Guiding Light," a song that makes a musical allusion to the melody from the soap opera The Young and the Restless. Those songs are OK, but Hurtt finds her voice when she flips the script and begins addressing affairs of the heart. Hurtt covers familiar territory such as the finding and losing love, but she does it well. Vocally, Hurtt is a strong and mature singer. Even though she is young, Hurtt doesn't attempt to dumb down her vocals or her lyrics in order to reach the youth demographic. That shows that she is a confident singer who is more than willing to assert her independence by following her own path... " - Howard Dukes, Soul Tracks


"Solid contemporary soul from Philly's Gabrielle Hurtt! Gabrielle works in a contemporary R&B mode, without fly by night trends..." - Dusty Groove America


Discography

Through My Eyes (2010)
My Man's Gone Now (Single-2010)
Under The Influence (Single-2010)
Guiding Light (Single-2010)

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Gabrielle Hurtt is a singer, actor, model, entrepreneur and music executive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that has truly been given a lot and she is determined to make it work to her advantage.

Gabrielle began singing in her church choir at the age of two. Even at that early age, Gabrielle asked her mother why she didn’t have her own microphone. It wouldn’t be long before she got her chance. She got the lead role in the church play as “Charity Church-mouse”, a gospel singing star, at 5 years of age. Most of her principal cast mates were several years older than her. Since then, Gabrielle has spent time perfecting her craft as an all-around performer.

Gabrielle had such a passion for music early on that she begged her parents to attend The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. “I wanted to continue my education by going to college and graduate school because I have a true passion with regard to music. I want to perform, yes, but I also want to teach others how they can also be successful in this sometimes difficult career. I knew that I would need other credentials to do what I ultimately want to achieve”. Her educational path would lead her to complete her B.S. in Music Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (where she was crowned Miss NCA&TSU 1999-2000) and her M.M. from North Carolina School of the Arts.

Gabrielle’s talents have allowed her to work in several genres of music including opera, jazz, musical theater, gospel and concert. These performances have allowed her to share the stage with Tony Award Winner Melba Moore, R&B sensation Vivian Green, gospel artist Marvin “Coconut” Winans and Pierre Walker (Grammy and Stellar award nominee). She has also lent her voice to the independent projects including the 2006 A Soulful Tale of Two Cities, which allowed her to work with the greats from Motown and Philly International.

In the US, Ms. Hurtt has performed with the Greater Spartanburg Philharmonic, Piedmont Opera Company, Prince Music Theater and Arden Theatre Company. Internationally she has performed the role of Clara in Porgy & Bess. Performances took place in Russia, Poland, Greece, Latvia and Estonia. Additionally she has performed in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, France, Monte Carlo, Turkey and Belgium.

Her work as a music industry exec has allowed her to work with Kathy Sledge, George Clinton, Lamont Dozier, Phil Hurtt (her father), Bunny Sigler, Major Harris, Nathaniel “Crocket” Wilkie and countless treasured artists.