“Delicately interwoven guitars, melodies and songs. Well worth a listen.”
Best Folk Albums of 2015, The Telegraph
“Self-recorded suite of warm, delicate songs. Recommended to the tender.”
Best Folk Albums of 2015 Independent on Sunday
“A bucolic hand-made, hand-played set recorded in her garden shed … sweet songs like “Oh Atoms, Oh Molecules” and “Homespun” evoke the felicitous spirit of Vashti Bunyan or latterday Eddi Reader”.
Who am I? I’m still finding out. For now, these things I know.
I'm a misfit, a Miss Malaprop and a dreamer who dreams of Beatnik mystics. Guitar is my oldest friend. We met when I was 5 and we’ve been together ever since.
I released my first record Hallelujah in 1997 on Haven Records with my band Angelou. It was my own take on Jeff Buckley's version - I was a big fan of his at that time. I sent him a postcard and he sent me one back. When he died I wrote a song in tribute to him called Little Sister. It's on my second album While You Were Sleeping.
Sometimes I play with a band. Sometimes I play alone. I've released four albums: two on Haven Records, one on Sanctuary Records, and the last one on my own label, Laundry. Most were recorded in the studio, my last one - The Wooden House - in my shed. The Sunday Telegraph picked it as one of the Best Folk albums of 2015.
I've been fortunate enough to tour Europe and Scandinavia with John Hiatt and play the Astoria with The Cranberries. My favourites still remain the backrooms of Spain.
In 2019 I travelled 2400 miles on the California Zephyr, from Chicago to San Francisco, then drove 1700 miles around California writing songs. It was life-changing.
Finally - music, to me, is all about connection. I rediscovered this last year on my US roadtrips. It's emotional energy between people, and like electricity, it needs to be earthed for the circuit to complete.
Dear listener and reader, if you're reading this, I guess we're connected.