Growing up, Helen Boulding was introduced to music at an early age by her Uncle Tom who ran Fagan's in Sheffield, a pub well known to local bands and artists for the music sessions that take place regularly.
After being signed to Warner Chappell at the age of only 17, Boulding first made a name for herself by co-writing the 911 song The Day We Find Love – a UK top 5 hit. She went on to provide backing vocals on Holly Valance’s album, Footprints, and wrote Maybe That’s What It Takes, the debut single of Alex Parks (another UK top 5). Boulding also wrote & performed number 1 album, Sehnsucht by DJ Schiller.
Boulding’s debut album, New Red Dress, was released in 2008 and was named BBC Radio 2’s Album of the Week prior to its release, and received positive reviews across the press. Her second album, Calling All Angels, was released in 2012 – having written the album’s masterpiece, Crooked Tooth, together with Gavin Clark (Clayhill, UNKLE). Boulding has also worked with renowned songwriter, Billy Steinberg (Eternal Flame, True Colors, Like a Virgin) and even managed to persuade Pink Floyd’s Rick Wright out of retirement to write some songs with her. Most recently, she worked with Italian contemporary music composer and pianist, Ludovico Einaudi.
Alongside this, she has written and performed for countless film soundtracks, including One Last Look Down for the award-winning film Some Things That Stay (2004) and the title song for Ashes & Sand (2003)