Chloe Marriott is an 18 year old singer-songwriter from the home of the Thames Delta Blues – Canvey Island.
From an early age Chloe has been listening to great musicians - from either side of the Atlantic. Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Paul Weller - the music was always playing in the Marriott household thanks to the influence of her father - a second generation Mod and guitarist himself.
Chloe picked up her first guitar at just six years old! Quick to learn she soon progressed from basic chord structures to more complex riffs and licks, citing B.B. King as a big influence in honing own her sound and providing a gateway to the world of Blues guitar.
You can hear Chloe’s talent for yourself in this exclusive acoustic video, shot live in St Nicholas Church.
Amazingly, Chloe hadn’t sung until 2014, being more than happy to play lead guitar in a young band and craft her own original songs. A chance slot at the Village Green festival on their youth stage saw the group of youngsters put under the spotlight resulting in their frontman refusing to join them on stage due to nerves.
Chloe says: ’I knew the songs inside out, because I wrote most of them. So I just thought, how bad could it be? I decided to give singing a go’.
Chloe sang for the first time and the rest is history as they say. A video of her performance found its way into the hands of legendary percussionist, band leader, producer and DJ, Snowboy, who was instantly smitten with Chloe’s voice, sound and authentic compositions. ‘I’ve never heard anything like it – she’s world class. I just had to get involved’.
The pair hit the studio to produce Chloe’s first demo – four tracks featuring three original songs and a re-working of Hendrix’s Crosstown Traffic. Naturally they were joined in the studio by a stellar cast of musicians including Mark Saunders from Florence and the Machine on bass.
Within the short space of time following her recording Chloe returned to the Village Green Festival, this time graduating to their main stage where she played alongside the likes of The Selecter, Nothing But Thieves and Roland Gift. She more than held her own with glowing press reviews in abundance.
2016 looks to be a very good year indeed for the young artist. She has just supported The Yardbirds at their only London show and has now written enough material to fill her debut album.
Artists already confirmed to play on future recordings are Andy Lewis (Paul Weller) and The Haggis Horns (Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson/Jamiroquoi). Add to the mix a healthy dose of record industry interest, including major labels and it’s clear to see that the future is bright for this inspired 18 year old.