She goes on to write that her grandad, "who sang in the war and all around the house," was her first influence.
Before the lockdown in April 2020, Kym Vincenti had never even touched a guitar. But after discovering that her ex-boyfriend had left his instrument behind, she decided to start playing. In just two years after teaching herself how to play the guitar during the lockdown, the UK woman, now in her 60s, has forged a new career as a chart-topping musician. Since then, Vincenti has signed with a label and released three singles, one of which reached the top of Apple Music's blues charts. “To have a career in music so late in life has been so unexpected, but I’m loving every minute of it,” Vincenti tells Good News Network. “Like millions of others in the country, I was at a loose end during lockdown so I decided to try my hand at music.”
During the lockdown, the ghostwriter broke up with her boyfriend and began practicing using simple charts to teach herself the chord positions. She ended up being a natural at it. Vincenti started making her music as the months went on and she grew more comfortable playing the instrument. She also started adding her written lyrics to go with it. "Writing is something I've done since I was a kid and it's always been the way I express myself," her bio on her website Kym Vincenti Music reads. She goes on to write that her grandad, "who sang in the war and all around the house," was her first influence.
She posted videos of herself performing on social media and shared them with her friends and family. Their encouraging comments inspired her to spend more time creating music. “I had been playing on and off for two years when Dutch Van Spall contacted me,” she remembers. Van Spall runs Big Help Music, a small studio in Warwickshire, England. “He was an acquaintance of mine with his record label, and when I played him some clips he invited me up to his record studio. We recorded one of my songs in the studio, and he offered me a record deal there and then; I couldn’t quite believe it.”
Since then, she has distributed music on various websites, including Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Soundcloud, and Amazon Music. She intends to launch a career in music when she receives enough streams across all platforms. Thousands of consumers have streamed her tracks. On December 9th, her new single Let Him Go will be available across all platforms.
“Since I released my debut single in August I’ve been releasing one song every six weeks or so,” said Vincenti. “My first song got into the top 20 on Apple Music in the country chart, and my second in the top ten on the jazz chart.”
“The last few months have been a whirlwind of a journey, and launching a new career at this age feels strange for sure, but I’m just taking it slowly and enjoying recording songs and working on new projects,” she said.
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