Thursday 22nd October 2020 - 7:45 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
Anglo-American songstress Sarah Gillespie is renowned for mixing elements of jazz, folk & Americana with her streetwise poetic lyrics. Having released 4 critically acclaimed albums in the last 10 years, she has toured extensively, performing at leading venues (Ronnie Scott's - London, Blue Note - Milan, CBGB's New York) plus festivals in Europe (Ibiza Jazz Festival, Hay Festival of Literature & Arts, Lahr singer-songwriter Festival, Germany) and the USA. She has twice played live on BBC 'Woman's Hour' to 10 million listeners & was interviewed by Andrew Marr on 'Start the Week' on the role of politics in the Arts (she has a Master's Degree in Politics & Philosophy). Gillespie's most recent album 'Wishbones' (2019), produced by Mercury Prize nominated composer Kit Downes, was launched at London's Southbank Centre and received 5 star reviews & Album of the Year from the Arts Desk. A book of her lyrics was published by Oxford's Albion Beatnik Press in 2018. Gillespie is currently working on her new album which will be released in 2021. Tonight she will be performing with her full band: James Maddren-drums, Kit Downes-piano, Conor Chaplin-bass, Chris Montague-guitar. Sarah is truly one-of-a-kind and absolutely not to be missed.
"Haunting tunes and striking lyrics…yearningly pretty and bittersweet" The Independent ★★★★★; "Joni Mitchell with a little rap-like percussiveness thrown in, Gillespie is an original" The Guardian ★★★★; "Like Dylan on amphetamines" The Financial Times ★★★★; "Beat poet adventurer strays beyond the boundaries of singer-songwriter" MOJO ★★★★; "Alive with her characteristic wit, savvy and sensitivity'. Album of the year." The Arts Desk ★★★★★