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Biography

Gwyneth Herbert is an award-winning British composer and lyricist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. As a recording/performing artist she has released 6 critically-acclaimed albums (including the first UK Blue Note release in 30 years), and toured extensively with her band across the UK and also in Europe, Canada, the US and Kenya, and has shared […]

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Theatre Biography

Gwyneth Herbert is a multi-award winning writer, performer and musical adventurer. Theatre credits as composer/lyricist include The Snow Queen (Bristol Old Vic), The A-Z of Mrs P (book by Diane Samuels, Southwark Playhouse; song Lovely London Town winner of the Stiles and Drewe Award); Le Tabou (with Kath Burlinson, Youth Music Theatre, Plymouth Barbican); and […]

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Press Quotes & Reviews

“A remarkably gifted talent” – The Guardian “Her voice is a thing of beauty” – The Times “Super-talented” – The Telegraph “Brilliantly original” – MOJO “Classic Bowie-like pop, belting blues and gorgeous jazz” – BBC “She has a precociously powerful chemistry of taste and meticulous care for every sound – from a whisper to an […]

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Awards and Nominations

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers, 2015 – nominated Broadway World Awards, 2014 – The A – Z of Mrs P Original London Cast Recording nominated for Best UK Cast Album Take Five Artist Development Scheme (Serious in partnership with the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation), 2012 – 2013 Cameron Mackinstosh Composer […]

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Perfect Fit

I walk down the street with the sun on my shoulder, The air’s feeling fresher, the light is much golder. The world is ablaze and the birds are all singing for me I know that nothing is ending and nothing’s beginning, But nothing can stop my big grin or the spring in my step, It’s […]

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Petite Cacahuète

Hé petite cacahuète Viens prendre ma main, Plus petite que les gens croient N’aie pas de doute – T’es belle comme tu es, Mon pépin mignon de choix Un prix ne te ferait pas briller Pour le brio, c’est tout de toi. Alors vas, petite cacahuète, Conquérir le monde Vas fièrement, ma jolie noix. Caca- […]

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In the Meantime

Sorry, I’m in a bit of a hurry Watching the weeds grow It sounds strange, I know No, I’m fine, honestly, don’t worry Sorry, I’m not that much fun Once I liked the party life But now the lights hurt my eyes And I don’t like the sun One day my words won’t be empty […]

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That’s the Kind of Man

I want him smart as a button But not quite as smart as me I want him beautiful as ice-cream In a way only I can see I want to take him home to my mother And she’ll smile and count to three Yeah baby, that’s the kind of man. I want his laugh to […]

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