“…Faye’s got something special…”
“…Country influences but no twang, no hat, no boots. Could Austen be ::whispers:: Americana?…”
“…Liv Austen is a superstar in the making, with all the moves and vocal range to match…”
“…Isbell’s prowess on the guitar, backed by a tight band, had fans slow dancing…”
“a dynamic mix of dive-bar chic, rock moves, heavy drums, dirty riffs and husky vocals”
“…her electric stage presence made every song compelling to the enraptured crowd…”
“…the ‘country’ in question was pretty far along the Americana spectrum; more singer-songwriter than spurs and stetsons…”
“Joyous, expansive and warm.”
May 2, 2017 London Palladium The Shires’ “secret” set at this year’s Country To Country festival was one of the worst kept secrets of recent times. Many of those who queued the length of The O2 for that treat now filled the legendary Palladium for the epic final night of The Shires’ UK My Universe tour….
“The harmonies are sweet and controlled, the instrumentation is subtle. Lyrically, there’s space for nostalgia, regret, even wishful thinking – but not for settling”
April 3, 2017 Bush Hall, Shepherd’s Bush “I think we saved the best to last!” London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) is known for music education delivered by industry professionals, supported by liberal access to studios and and practice rooms. More than that, it offers students the opportunity to perform with and learn from…
“When the folks at C2C told me my Americana people were playing on the outside stages throughout the day, the way forward was clear. Challenge accepted!
Here’s a recap of the vast array of talent …”