Musical comedian reaches final of prestigious national competition

Hannah Brackenbury

Hannah Brackenbury - Credit: Archant

A Yarmouth-born musical comedy performer has reached the final of a prestigious national competition.

Hannah Brackenbury, 37, who grew up in Bradwell has battled through three live heats to reach the final of the Musical Comedy Awards, an annual celebration showcasing the best new acts in the specialist field of musical comedy.

Having reached the semi-finals twice before, this year she has claimed a place as one of six acts who will compete for the title at the Udderbelly on London’s South Bank on April 9.

Hannah, who now lives in Brighton, grew up in Bradwell and studied A-Level Music at Great Yarmouth College before moving on to the University of Derby to complete a degree in Pop Music and Music Technology.

She has been a regular performer on the South East comedy circuit for several years and her comedy songs received widespread attention last year when she released a parody of a Taylor Swift hit, rewritten on theme of cats and their obsessive owners.

This year she will be embarking on her first solo tour, which will include a date in Norwich on April 14, and will be promoting her second album of original songs entitled ‘Jumbled’.

She said: “It’s been a really great year for me and to reach the final of the Musical Comedy Awards is the icing on the cake.

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“I’m so excited at the prospect of performing at such a unique venue, and the standard of acts has been exceptionally high this year so I’m honoured to be sharing a stage with so many other fantastic up and coming performers.

“It will be a nerve-wracking night as each act has just 15 minutes to impress the panel of judges so I will have to choose my songs carefully. My tour starts the next day and includes a show in Norwich which I’m very much looking forward to as I will have a lot of friends and family in the crowd. It’s going to be a busy few weeks for me but it would be amazing to bring the trophy home to Norfolk.”

Tickets for the final are now on sale at www.wegottickets.com/musicalcomedyawards

For more information about Hannah’s upcoming tour and album release visit

www.brackers.co.uk.

To see a video of Hannah performing visit the Great Yarmouth Mercury website.