Abi Baker is a folk-rock singer/songwriter who grew up in the Somerset wilderness. As she grew from toddler to child to adult, inspired as she was by her west country surroundings she sang practically from the word go.
Thanks to her father’s enjoyment of the sounds of Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention, Joni Mitchel, Annie Lennox and other luminaries in a positively eclectic mixture of 60s-80s music, it was only a matter of time before such a varied childhood soundtrack gave Abi the music bug.
At 10 years old she put her parent’s gift of a £50 guitar from Argos to good use and during her education became immersed in school concerts and town choirs, learning her craft – not only building guitar technique but learning stage skills. As she grew older it became obvious that her musical direction was becoming characterised by a preference for the folk genre.
Encouraged and helped by one of her biggest fans – her dad – Abi gained more and more confidence, by the age of 17 writing her own songs and playing to audiences in Somerset venues.
At Bath Spa University Abi became an accomplished performer while achieving a Commercial Music Degree, later touring the UK with her own three-part harmony band Cocobelle and playing Glastonbury six times.