The winner of the coveted BBC sound of 2016 poll has been revealed with experimental singer songwriter Jack Garratt being crowned this year’s winner. After a search by critics and members of the music industry, the poll delivered a 15 name longlist of contenders for this year’s prize which featured the likes of Section Boyz and Rat Boy.
BBC Music Sound Of 2016 runner up Alessia Cara has been capturing the attention of many over the course of the last year with his accomplished song writing and sleek production. Hailing from Canada, the singer songwriter will be showcasing here abilities as she takes to the O2 Institute Birmingham on the 25th of March.
Winner Jack Garratt has gradually been gaining more attention through the years having featured on BBC introducing shows and more recently being championed by Zane Lowe. Having wrote his first song at the age of 12, Garrat has since learnt the craft of a number of instruments which all contribute towards his sound, something which he claims to have been inspired by that of Jack White and Odd Future man Frank Ocean. Having already claimed the critics choice award at the 2015 Brits, keep your eyes peeled for Jack Garratt making more waves in 2016.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photos courtesy of Jack Garatt