Monday, 20 February 2017

UK Trio DAHLIA announce new band member and tour dates

The Voice UK’s loss is Dahlia’s gain as 
Abi Phillips joins the HOT country trio.
UK dates announced

Dahlia: Facebook Photo #wearedahlia

(20 Feb 2017)
DAHLIA are a Country-Pop all female trio based in the Midlands.
They now comprise Paris Georgia, Jess Roberts & new member Abi Phillips

Sneek Peek
new Dahlia member
On February 16, 2017, they were excited to introduce their newest member, Singer/songwriter/actress Abi Phillips. From BBC Children in Need (2011 Image) to T4 on the Beach, Abi has performed all over the country. 

Back on Jan 24th 2017 it was with regret that Dahlia announced that the lovely Lisa Wright had decided to part ways with the trio and would no longer be a member moving forward.

Paris & Jess shared on Facebook "Lisa has been with us right from the start and gave all that she could but has chosen to focus on other parts of her career. That being said, we are so excited for the things we have planned for 2017 - and to introduce you to our new member! We wish Lisa the best in everything she has planned and thank her for being part of our journey. We are so proud of the music we created with her but also extremely excited for the new music we can bring to you guys very soon".

British trio Dahlia released their debut single Only Human back in September 2016. The song was written by The Shires very own Ben Earle and released with Decca Records.

Release Date: 9 Sept 2016
Title: Only Human
Label: Decca (UMO)
Available to purchase:
Amazon UK - UK iTunes

On its release in debuted at #20 on UK iTunes Country Singles Chart (#1267 all genres), then climbed to #12 (#880 overall UK iTunes singles), #6 (#438 overall UK iTunes singles), with a #3 peak (#212 all genres). It fell to #5 (#514 all genres) on Sept 10 then to #96 Sept 13 before departing the Top 200 UK iTunes Country Singles Chart on Sept 14.

About Abi Phillips
Abi recent auditioned on series 6 of The Voice UK (Blind Auditions 7) covering the award winning Little Big Town smash hit "Girl Crush" (writers Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose) but didn't get through.
Published on Feb 18, 2017 (Broadcast on: 18/02/17) 113K views

FORMER Hollyoaks star Abi Phillips had her singing dreams dashed on The Voice UK after none of the coaches turned around for her.
She was left near to tears after none of the coaches pressed their buzzers
Viewers of the hit ITV show were furious when she failed to get through on Saturday night.
Some voiced their anger on Twitter, with one writing: “The judges were silly for not turning!”
Another tweeted: “She was great, I can’t believe they didn’t turn.”
After her performance, Jennifer Hudson hinted she wished she’d pressed her buzzer to get the actress through to the next stage.
Her co-star Gavin Rossdale wasn’t so sure however, telling Tom Jones: “I loved the song but we need the next level.”

The Voice UK has seen previous mixed fortunes for country music acts:
Sam Hollyman, the talented up and coming British singer/songwriter who had a 3-week
 #1 on the Hotdisc British & Irish chart failed to win over the judges on The Voice in April 2013 when the then 17-year old “Stafford singing sensation” fell at the first hurdle in the TV talent show when judges Jessie J,, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O’Donoghue didn’t warm to his rendition of Elton John’s >> ‘Your Song’.
Emma Jade (Garbutt) when aged 19 year performing a cover of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine" on Episode 2 broadcast on 6 April 2013. Emma Jade left the competition at the third battle round stages episode aired on 25 May,2013 pitched against Mike Ward (cousin of British The X Factor series 2 winner Shayne Ward) performing Stevie Nicks' song "Landslide". Ward a streetwise Salford singer (born 14th Dec 1990) was part of Tom Jones' team singing mostly country and western music and progressed as a finalist in the last Final 4.
On The Voice UK 2013 when aged 22 Laura Oakes performed Florence and the Machines' >> 'Spectrum (Say My Name)' (1.3 million views) on the Blind Auditions 4 and was successful when coach Danny O'Donoghue turned but then she eventually lost out to fellow contestant Abi Sampa in the battle rounds 3 singing Emeli Sandé's >> "Heaven". Laura has since become the British Country Music Awards Female Vocalist in 2015 & 2016. It was a Country versus Folk battle ground when TEAM TOM’s Talia Smith and Folk veteran Sally Barker went head to head in March 2014 Talia Smith – “The Voice” Battle Round with Sally winning through.

About Abi Phillips
Former Hollyoaks star Abi, 23 (born Sutton Coldfield Jan 14, 1994), played Liberty Savage on the Channel 4 soap for more two years up until 2013 – but always had ambitions to make it in music.
Abi Phillips Photo Montage

Speaking ahead of her February Voice UK performance, Abi said: “I really enjoyed Hollyoaks and really did appreciate it but I didn’t love it as much as my music. “And I kind of felt like it was time to try and do the thing I really love doing.
“I’ve been working so hard to do my music for such a long time. “I’d really love to prove to myself that I was right to follow my heart and do something I love and leave acting behind. “I just really hope that that was the right choice.”
Abi originally won her Hollyoaks role by writing a song called "Missing You" – which was played when Carley Stenson’s character Steph Cunningham died in a house fire.
Speaking about the soap, she added: “One day I was doing my GCSEs and the next I’m on Hollyoaks – I just wasn’t expecting it at all.”

In 2011 Abi released her debut single "Summer Sunshine" (UK iTunes) featuring popular rapper Fugative. The song's music video was uploaded onto >> YouTube and to date has received 426,600 views.
Phillips performed her debut single 'Summer Sunshine' on the sessions stage at the T4 annual event T4 on the Beach 2011.
In March 2011, The Daily Mail named Phillips one of "five talented young actresses destined to become tomorrow's superstars"

Published on Feb 15, 2017 watch the gorgeous Abi perform a cover of David Guetta and Sia's #1 UK Hit single "Titanium"

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Dahlia Tour Dates:
Sunday February 26, 2017 - EARLY SHOW 15:00 Old Cinema Launderette, Durham (38 Marshall Terrace, Gilesgate Moor, Durham DH1 2HX) supporting Courtney Marie Andrews Event £8.80 6 tickets left
Monday February 27, 2017 - Gaslight Club, Oporto, Leeds (33 Call Lane, LS1 7BT)
Thurs March 2, 2017 - EllaGura, London (The Oliver Conquest Pub, 70 Leman Street, E1 8EU)
Fri March 3, 2017 -  Old Cinema Launderette, Durham (38 Marshall Terrace, Sunderland Road, Gilesgate Moor, DH1 2HX) supporting Marty O'Reilly Event
Tues March 7, 2017 - The Troubadour, London (65 Old Brompton Road) supporting Joe Dolman
Mon March 27, 2017 - Never Fade Sessions, The Social, London (The Social, 5 Little Portland St, W1W 7JD)
Tues March 28, 2017 - The Borderline, London (Orange Yd, Manette St, London, W1B 4JD) supporting Frankie Davis
Weds March 29, 2017 - Magnet, Liverpool (45 Hardman Street, L1 9AS Liverpool) supporting Frankie Davis
March 31, 2017 - Sound Control, Manchester (1 New Wakefield Street, M1 5NP) supporting Frankie Davis
Fri April 7, 2017 - Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry (Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED)
Sat April 8, 2017 - Little Rabbit Barn, Essex (Swallows, Bromley Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, C07 7SN) supporting Balsamo Deighton
Sun April 9, 2017 - The Castle, Manchester (The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, M4 1LE) supporting Dexeter
Thurs April 27, 2017 - Gullivers, Manchester (109 Oldham Street, M4 1LW) supporting Rusty Shackle
Fri July 28 -30, 2017 - BCMAwards Horizon Stage at FSA FEST 2017
Fri 25th, 26th & Sun 27th of August 2017 - Little Mountain Country Music Festival (Hosted by The Tyn Y Capel, Minera, Wrexham LL11 3DA)

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