Originating from the tropic island of St. Thomas, singer/songwriter/musician/worship leader Abigail Kichelle Herbert, also known as ABBI-K, was born with music flowing through her veins. Before the age of one, she and her family relocated to Antgua. By the age of ten, she began discovering her innate musical ability and shortly after taught herself how to play the keyboard, guitar, and drums.
Despite her large array of instrumental talent, it was her raspy yet powerful voice that became her signature sound. It wasn’t long before she embarked on her musical journey by joining a local Christian singing group. Being the youngest in the group of six girls, ABBI-K was given her first taste of performing in front of crowds as well as the opportunity to sing several solos. It was then that people began to recognize the unique and big sound coming from this seemingly small girl.
At the age of seventeen, ABBI-K moved with mother and brother to New York City. She began leading worship at various churches while much of her free time was spent exploring he talent in creative writing with her brother, Kareem Herbert. After finishing high school, ABBI-K along with her brother became music directer at a local church. She released a promotional CD in 2009 entitled, Beginning and consequently a year later was given the opportunity to featured on a few gospel artist albums.
In 2012, ABBI-K became involved with a Non Profit Organization called New Creations, which was created to form initiatives, targeting the youth to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to help restore broken lives. New Creation Launched a specific initiative called “stand Out” which hosted a tour to seven Government High Schools, which quickly gained national recognition. The students were presented with a positive message about pursuing moral and personal excellence. The Stand Out initiative ended with concert, for which ABBI-K co wrote and perform the theme song “Stand Out”, which aired on major radio stations in Antigua. The concert also featured International Grammy Nominee Gospel Artists, Da’ T.R.U.T.H and The Ambassador amongst others.
The producer from Stile Records, Karl Marrett, first heard ABBI-K’s voice in church and eventually signed her five years later. Her Highly anticipated debut album H.A.R.D. (heavens Advocates Riding Didactically) features a collection of inspirational melodies that span a variety of genres.
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