What’s your song? Not your favourite song but the one inside you that defines who you are?
For years I’ve made shows about other people’s voices and stories – hiding behind the smooth sophistication of Peggy Lee, the bold blues of Bessie Smith, the fragile tones of Dory Previn. But I’ve always had another nagging voice in my head – what’s my true story, why aren’t I singing it and who are the people on that journey?
So I started listening… from London to the forests of Canada, the streets of New York and Bristol, recording the sounds and people around me. If they had a song, what would it be?
My new work SONGBIRDS is about the voices we keep locked up inside. About the need for connection. Outside and in. About me and you. Right here, right now.
Whether you are an Australian Lyre Bird or a Marsh Warbler – you are invited to join the Birdsongs!
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WOMEN BE WISE with Naadia Sheriff (on piano) and Julie Walkington (bass) at the Pheasantry, London November 6th
LISTEN HERE Naadia Sheriff and I first started playing together in 2010. It was my first taste of a truly balanced collaboration partly because of Naadia’s brilliant skills as pianist/MD and arranger but also because we were two women with small children, emerging from the sleepless nights and with a hunger to make music that […]
An introduction to SONGBIRDS
A video to explain what I’ve been up to…… album will be released by Folkstock Records on 23rd February 2017 at the Now Gallery, on Greenwich Peninsula with UK wide tour starting at Ustinov Theatre, Bath on 17th/18th February 2017
BIRDSONGS – a work in progress at the Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
Thank you to everyone who came along to our scratch performances of “Birdsongs” at the beautiful and intimate Wardrobe Theatre a couple of weeks ago. Working with Theatre Damfino’s Katy Carmichael and Jack Drewry was a treat and it was fantastic to get the new material up and out there. Lots to play with before […]