Jasmine van den Boegarde who performs under the stage name Birdy may be only 16-years-old, but anyone who hears her soulful vocals can tell she’s an old soul. Starting out by performing covers of indie songs and posting them online Birdy quickly gained a following of fans at home in the UK and overseas. Find out more about her in her Kidzworld Bio.
Born in Lymington Hampshire, you might say that her Jasmine van den Boegarde mother played a “key| part in her musical education as a professional concert pianist herself. Jasmine learned to play the piano at seven years old and began writing her own music when she was eight. She currently attends a school specifically for the visual and performing arts.
Jasmine uses the name Birdy to perform because it’s her family’s nickname for her, as a little kid she would always open her mouth like a bird to eat, her family still calls her Birdy to this day.
Open Mic UK
In 2008 when Birdy was just 12-years-old she entered the talent competition Open Mic UK and to her amazement won both the under-18 category and the grand prize against 10, 000 competitors singing an original song of her own called “So Be Free.” She was signed afterward and set to work on a debut album while also winning over new fans by releasing recordings of indie songs on the internet.
In 2011 Birdy released a cover of indie artist Bon Iver’s heartbreaking song “Skinny Love,” which reached number 1 on the UK charts and was featured in an episode of The Vampire Diaries. She also released covers of “The A Team” by Ed Sheeran and “Shelter” by the XX which was also featured on VD.
Birdy released her debut album Birdy on November 7, 2011 and it peaked at 13 on the Uk charts, made the Top 10 in Belgium and reached number 1 in Australia!
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