Gwyneth Herbert

Finalist in 2013 for Composition for Musicals

Being a natural lyricist, it is the story which provides the way in for Gwyneth when writing for her band. Inspiration comes from a multitude of sources be it a sculpture, ancient myth or a chance encounter on a Hackney pavement.
Blessed also with a bewitching voice Gwyneth has forged a
career as a jazz/folk singer and regularly tours with her band of seven years. Her work in musical theatre includes The A to Z of Mrs P exploring the life of Phyllis Pearsall, the eccentric artist and inventor of The A-Z and Elsie de Wolfe Isn’t Dead with book and lyrics by Warner Brown. In 2011 she was commissioned by Snape Maltings Aldeburgh to write a multi-layered song-cycle Sea Cabinet involving music, film, art and storytelling which was recorded last year.