Dreams are coming true for singer

Chloe Gibson
Chloe Gibson

A TEENAGER could be set for global domination when her first album goes on sale.

Hartlepool singer Chloe Gibson has only just turned 16, but world-famous record labels Atlantic Records and Island Records have already been trailing her talent.

The Hartlepool Mail reported last year that music moguls at Atlantic Records, home to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz and Plan B, were closely watching the teenager.

But bosses at the label wanted to wait until she was 16 and give her time to develop.

Now Chloe, a member of the Red Dreams organisation, is set to see her dream come true when a five-track EP goes on sale on iTunes, Amazon and music website bandcamp.com on Monday.

The EP will be launched during a glitzy bash hosted by Red Dreams from 7pm on Saturday, July 28, at Flix Movie Cafe, in Church Square.

Ian McManus, who founded the Whitby Street South-based talent-nurturing charity Red Dreams with wife Dawn, said: “This means anyone in the world will be able to hear Chloe’s music, which is fantastic.

“It will show her development to the major record labels and could mean income for her.

“Because she got published work, there’s a thing in the music industry called synchronisation which means we could put her music for adverts and films.

“Island Records are doing some showcases this year and asked if Chloe would be interested in playing.

“They asked prior to that if we could do some more recordings and live stuff and we have been doing some Live and Loud lounge sessions.

“We decided to put out an EP for Chloe of three of her songs and two remixes.”

The EP features tracks Chloe penned herself, called Heart of the Devil, Medicine and Beating and Breathing.

There are also two remixes of Heart of the Devil and Medicine, mixed by 16-year-old Ryan Oliphant, who goes by the name of Curious Kontrol.

Ian, 42, said: “The CD is going to be available on the night at Flix.

“Every track we do of Chloe, we send to Island and Atlantic Records.”

Chloe, who has just completed her GCSEs at English Martyrs Sixth Form College and is the daughter of Nicola Ashley, 39, has been working on the album with Daniel Drinkwater, of Hartlepool band Lost State of Dance, who provides keyboards and backing vocals.

Ian, who set up Red Dreams with Dawn in memory of their son Kyle, who died from a brain haemorrhage in 2007, added that Chloe has already played various festivals this year, including Willowman and Ravenstockdale.

She was due to play at Cloud 9 Festival, in Cheshire, where singing sensation Ed Sheeran played last year, but the event was cancelled.

“Things are really looking up for Chloe and her song-writing is really coming along,” added Ian,

He said the album scheme is a pilot and it could lead to more of Red Dreams proteges releasing their own.