Women In Music Awards 2019 New Artist winner Freya Ridings

Ben Homewood

When Freya Ridings was growing up in Palmers Green, North London, she had no concept of what it would be like to make an impact with her music. Encouraged by her musical parents, she wrote songs during school breaktimes and lugged a keyboard around pub open mic nights, daydreaming of becoming a recording artist. With no little drama, she refers that time as “the wilderness”.

Now, she’s a shining UK breakthrough with a Top 3 debut album (47,137 sales, OCC) ...

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