Born in Tottenham and raised in Brixton, 19 year-old Londoner ADELE has been writing songs and playing guitar since she was 14. Citing influences as diverse as Etta James, Jill Scott, Bjork, Dusty Springfield, Billy Bragg, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, The Cure and Peggy Lee, ADELE is a truly unique new artist. With her mix up of rhythm, blues and soul served up with a healthy dash of feisty London attitude, she spins beautiful dark stories of loves won and lost and sometimes just daydreamed about. She describes “Hometown Glory” as “a mixture of all my best memories of living in London”. Last fall she made her first TV appearance on the prestigious “Later With Jools Holland”.