Born in Dublin, Roberta Howett has always been musically inclined. From a young age she competed in national competitions in Ireland and trained with the Royal Academy. The turning point arrived however when she was chosen as a live finalist on the first series of the XFactor, championed by Sharon Osbourne.
With XFactor complete Roberta moved to London and began working with well-known producer Jake Gosling, on her first single, ‘Beautiful Lies’ which she released independently. The song received national and regional airplay and entered the Irish Charts at No 23. Her song Shadows was also well received by national radio, and was chosen by national DJ Ray Foley to feature on Downloadmusic.ie’s ‘best of unsigned’ album.
Roberta then joined girl group Fanfair, and worked with well know producers CutFather and Arnthor Birgisson. Their self-penned single ‘Mission’, was featured on Sky TV for Collection make up’s TV campaign, in which the girls also starred.
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