25 Dec, 2009 @ 09:00
1 min read

Ex-pat pop princess tipped for the top


AN expatriate girl is set to become the UK’s next big pop princess.

Ella Chi, 23, from Gaucin is poised to give current stars Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen a run for their money by taking the 2010 music charts by storm.

After successful appearances at Glastonbury festival and The Jonathan Ross Show, Chi has now released her first single, called Gobstopper.

Sassy Ella Chi Hoggs – who went to school in Sotogrande – was heavily influenced by a series of flamenco and drum and bass mixes she listened to growing up in Andalucia.

“The vibrancy, energy and freedom that Ella enjoyed as a youngster here certainly shaped her love for music,” explained Chi’s mother Penny Hoggs.

Chi left Spain five years ago to embark on her singing career in the UK. She began writing the album with her cousin in a garden shed in Oxford.

Music company, Conehead Records – who also promote Australian star Peter Andre – jumped at the chance to sign up Chi.

“She is so talented and energetic, but above all determined,” explained Penny.

“She’s gone from practising in recording studios in the village to performing in New York clubs where the likes of Bob Dylan and Lady Gaga have all starred.

“A lot of people are tipping her to become huge in 2010.”

Chi’s album On the Radar is due out early next year.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

Do you have a story? Contact newsdesk@theolivepress.es

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story

Away in a manger, a sheep for a song

Next Story

‘Narco-sub’ that got blown out of the water

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press

British soul singer Sam Smith enjoys strolls through Spain’s Gaucin

British soul singer Sam Smith enjoys strolls through Spain’s Gaucin

ENGLISH singer and songwriter, Sam Smith, has been recently spotted
Guacin Zipline Rescue Diputacion De Malaga

WATCH: Firefighters rescue woman from zipline after she got stuck 40 metres in the air in Andalucia’s Gaucin

THIS footage shows the spectacular rescue of a hiker who