Close up on International Women’s Day 2019

“…these ‘special events’ don’t represent the sum total, or even scratch the surface, of excellent musicianship by women all year round that too often goes unsung (pun intended). Still, should we ignore the interesting IWD events, often curated by women and cut with an ironic twist or explicitly highlighting areas of discrimination, under-representation or violence? No.”

Jess Thristan & Friends: Remember Monday, Liv Austen & Emily Faye

The Library, London “If you haven’t heard of him – which is a bit crazy – go check him out” Such a strong line up meant there was uncommon talent right from the start. As Emily Faye pointed out, her guitarist Elliott Joseph was a singer in his own right, having recently released his Wild…

Striking Matches

“…whether playing a familiar song or a nursery rhyme, Zimmerman and Davis would slay it with stunning guitar work and harmonies for days…”

Write Like A Girl

“…Emily Faye, Vic Allen and Beth Keeping had been inspired to tour the country to celebrate and showcase female songwriters after learning that only 17% (!!) of UK songwriters are women. …”

The Shires

“…The Shires are back with a bang and they’re here to stay!”

Emily Barker

“…An extended vulnerable note in Over My Shoulder was absolutely on point as it reverberated around the hall…”