21st April 2016
After winning the BBC Proms Poetry Competition in 2014 and featuring on Radio 3, former A Level student Jade Cuttle started translating poems into songs. Her tracks were selected for BBC Introducing airplay, a platform open to all UK unsigned musicians, and she was invited to perform live on the radio - to date she has given four live radio performances.
Her latest recording is a podcast for BBC Radio Humberside to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. The song she wrote is inspired by the wonderful scene from Romeo and Juliet; "if he should die, cut him out in little stars and the face of heaven will be so fine that all the world will fall in love with the night".
Formerly of Barlby High School, Jade studied A Level French, English Literature, English Language and Maths at York College and achieved fantastic results. She progressed to the University of Cambridge to study Modern and Medieval Languages. She says of her time at York College: “It was very inspiring. The staff were very supportive and always ready to help students reach their potential and realise their ambitions. I'm in my third year at University of Cambridge now, currently interning at The Sunday Times, but very much still in touch with certain tutors and college friends.”