21-year-old classical singer Camilla Kerslake is the first artist to be signed to Gary Barlow's new record label 'Future Records'. Barlow describes her voice as "a unique and powerful instrument".
Kerslake's rise to fame is fairytale-like. Having sung opera since the age of 5, at 21 she saved up enough money to record her own versions of 'Ave Maria' and 'Pie Jesu' in local studios, and she sent a demo to Gary Barlow. After receiving several copies, Gary finally gave in and listened. He was "instantly captivated", invited Kerslake to sing to him live and then offered her a record deal on the spot.
Kerslake is incredibly excited about working with Barlow, saying: "Gary's one of the biggest talents in the whole of the British music industry and an amazing mentor. Any advice he gives me is going to be incredible."
Barlow launched Camilla Kerslake's singing career at the Berkeley Hotel in London on 5 October. She performed a track from her debut album, Take That's song 'Rule The World' in Italian. 'She Moved Through The Fair' will be released as a single on 2 November.
Kerslake's new album has been produced by Mike Hedges (U2, The Cure, Dido).
Camilla Kerslake's self-titled debut album will be released on 16 November on Mercury Records.