Gabrielle Hurtt

Gabrielle Hurtt

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Gabrielle Hurtt is a singer, songwriter, actor, model, entrepreneur and music executive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She began singing at the age of two and starred in her first musical at the age of five. Having a father that was a contributing writer and producer to the “Sound of Philadelphia”, Gabrielle learned first hand what it meant to produce music that can leave a lasting impression on a listener.

After travelling the globe singing and performing, this classically trained singer r

Biography

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.

Lyrics

My Man's Gone Now

Written By: Gabrielle Hurtt

Chorus
My man's gone now
Ain't no use a listenen'
For his tired footsteps
Climbing up the stairs

Verse 1
Sorry tired lazy
Full of untruthful speak
How did you get this way?
Were you raised to be weak?
I used to feel so bad
I guess I was naïve
Now the only thing that makes me happy is to see you leave

Chorus

Verse 2
I called my cousin and
Told her it had enough
She said I’m common now
To help you pack your stuff
No more babies mamas violence and your abuse
The choice was me or them and it was easy when I had to choose

Chorus (2x)

Bridge
Did you think it’d last forever?
Did you think I comment never?

Chorus

Discography

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