“…her electric stage presence made every song compelling to the enraptured crowd…”
…Worry Dolls earned respect through skillful instrumentation, angelic harmonies and well-crafted songs…
“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….
April 27, 2017 Melomania, London “The complete opposite of Sofar Sounds” Never truer words spoken! With Sofar Sounds, audience members are guests who bring cushions to sit on while they listen politely to the performers. In contrast, the crowd at Cambridge Audio’s bespoke performance space, Melomania, was invaded by White Trash’s lead singer who clambered…
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…
“…countless other songs celebrated the obscure, the overlooked and delicious darkness. Brett’s deep vocals soared up to Union Chapel’s rafters, variously chased down by Rennie’s sweet harmonies and her auto harp, xylophone or ukulele…”
“Then, suddenly, a flash of red hair and smiles that could surely be seen for miles around. Right from the get go with Miss You Already, Rosie Jones and Zoë Nicol were note perfect – their harmonies warming the winter chill.”
“Platt’s songs were full of nuance, pathos and historical perspective, with a delivery reminiscent of Jewel.”
“…his uncompromising, all-in style was somehow even more compelling at close quarters. As the temperature soared in The Islington’s back room, the sold-out crowd was treated to a performance masterclass. “
The “new, new, new, new songs” are smoky and bold. Different, to be sure. But that’s Emily Barker, the folk-pop-blues-soul-Americana-country-rock singer, for you. She’s never been one to rest on her laurels.
“Lonely Heart Reverb, which also opens the album, was simply breathtaking. It set the tone for a modest masterclass in what is possible simply with ethereal vocals, guitar and sensitive reverb…”