A STROUD singer songwriter who went from busking on the streets to performing at the Albert Hall, is returning to the Sub Rooms for a performance this weekend.

Hattie Briggs, who grew up Ebley, will be performing at the Sub Rooms on Sunday at 8pm.

Hattie has had quite a year - after being spotted by the famous tenor, Alfie Boe, while she was busking at Paddington station, she was invited by the "Les Miserables" star to open every night of his 2019 UK tour as well at to join him on stage for a duet. 

Travelling from one end of the UK to another, they played to packed venues as far south as Southampton and as far north as Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The final gig took place at a sold out Royal Albert Hall in London. 

Over the course of the year, Hattie has also released four new singles, the most recent of which “Lost and Found” came out last Friday with an accompanying video hand-painted in virtual reality (VR). 

Most recently she has been spending time tucked away in a recording studio in northern France and she is looking forward to releasing new music in 2020.

Hattie will be returning to Stroud for a homecoming gig this very weekend - with her band, and with support from local cellist, Asha McCarthy, and singer songwriter, James Riley. 

Those who came along in 2016 for “Christmas Hats” will remember Asha's memorable set on her Indian cello as well as performing with Hattie and her band. 

James Riley is an Anglo American, raised in London, and released his album “Transatlantica”, produced by Grammy winning Matthew Odmark earlier this year.

Tickets are nearly sold out for this event - the last few are available via www.thesubrooms.co.uk, or by phone on 01453 796880.  

More info about Hattie from www.hattiebriggs.co.uk