Four years ago Pearl (Katie Sutherland) was just another music-loving student from Kirkintilloch, Scotland. She was classically trained and could bash out a tune on the piano. But she’d never as much as picked up a guitar.
Then, aged 19 she bought a guitar. She taught herself how to play it and quickly wrote some songs. Within a matter of months she’d set up a MySpace and posted four demos. Within a week, the first record label contacted her.