Birdy - Skinny Love Piano Sheet Music


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Artist Information:

Jasmine Van den Bogaerde, also known by her stage name Birdy, (born 15 May, 1996) is an English musician known for winning the music competition Open Mic UK in 2008, at the age of 12. Her version of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love,” released in 2011, was her first hit on UK music charts. Birdy was born on May 15, 1996, in Lymington, England. Her mother is a concert pianist, and Birdy learned to play piano at the age of five, and began writing her own music at the age of 7. Birdy currently studies at Priestlands School in Lymington, a small state school which specializes in performing and visual arts. She sings and plays the piano. Birdy’s great uncle was the actor Sir Dirk Bogarde. In 2008, at the age of 12, Birdy won the massive UK talent contest Open Mic UK, a spinoff of the Live and Unsigned competition. She won both the under 18s category and the Grand Prize, against 10,000 other competitors. “Skinny Love” is a song by American indie folk band Bon Iver. The song was released as single in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2008. It was the first single released from their 2007 debut album For Emma, Forever Ago. The song was covered by British musician Birdy in.

Song Facts:
Birdy is British singer-songwriter Jasmine Van den Bogaerde, who was fourteen when she recorded this song. After she won the under 18s category of the UK talent contest UK Idol at the age of 12, Jasmine was quickly offered a publishing contract by Good Soldier Songs Ltd, run by Christian Tattersfield, chairman of Warner Bros. Music UK. This is her debut single, a cover version of a track first recorded by American folk band Bon Iver and included on their 2008 album For Emma, Forever Ago.

A piece of trivia for you movie buffs – Birdy’s great uncle was the actor Sir Dirk Bogarde. (from Songfacts)



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