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Interview and live songs on Brooklands Radio

It was a great pleasure going to visit David Durant at Brooklands Radio and playing live in the studio The Architect’s Son, My First, Last and Greatest Love and Robber Bride. Thank you, David, for having me on your brilliant show. Listen HERE J x

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Interview and live songs on Soho Radio

Last week I was the guest of Tony Moore, along with the delightful Susan Black for his Musical Emporium show on Soho Radio. I played The Architect’s Son and My First, Last and Greatest Love live in the studio; Tony also played Robber Bride for the first time. Listen here.

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Friday 20th June – Harpicide at Asylum Arts

Order tickets via Eventbrite: harpicide.eventbrite.co.uk Caroline Gardens chapel, Asylum Road, London, GB Fancy committing some #harpicide? Three female singer-songwriters who use the harp present a evening of unusual yet accessible acoustic delights in the remarkable venue of Asylum Arts, Caroline Gardens Chapel. Elly McCabe, daughter of ex-Verve guitarist Nick McCabe, sounds like what would happen… Read more »

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The Architect’s Son on BBC Radio 6

I’m totally thrilled that THE ARCHITECT’S SON was played on Tom Robinson’s Introducing Mixtape this morning, in the company of some very beautiful songs. Thank you Tom! Download the whole show HERE.

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The Architect’s Son on Soho Radio

The Architect’s Son was played on Soho Radio yesterday by music maestro Mr. Tony Moore. It’s a fantastic show; my song appears at 1:28:30. Thank you Tony and Soho Radio! Listen here  

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Monday 9th June – Album Launch party at Crazy Coqs

Crazy Coqs – formerly part of the historic Atlantic Bar and Grill – is one of the most glamorous venues I’ve ever seen, with its sultry art deco fittings and roster of stars and starlets singing the American Songbook at the piano. So I’m incredibly glad to be celebrating the release of ROBBER BRIDE there,… Read more »

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Tuesday 27th May at the Troubadour

It’s always a delight to wander down into this timewarp basement, lose my complimentary drinks token and find it two years later in an old handbag. Only the Troubadour makes you feel like nothing has changed since the 1960s – the only thing missing is the cigarette smoke. I will be playing a mixture of… Read more »

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The Story of Elegy

Part of my brain (small but insistent) is hardwired to source quotes from the music of Buffalo-born singer-songwriter Ani di Franco to suit almost any occasion. For example: every time I make soldiers for boiled eggs, I hear in my head: ‘The butter melts out of habit; the toast isn’t even warm.’ Writing something about… Read more »

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Vin’s Night In at The Hospital Club, 22nd February

Vin’s Night In is one of the most enjoyable and authentic events in independent music, one that truly celebrates artists, collaboration and (sometimes) cheese and pineapple on cocktail sticks. I’m really excited to be joining Lorna Blackwood, Ben Mark, Jay Scott & The Find and Vin himself at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden on… Read more »

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The Story of Lila

When I was about eighteen I fell in love with a band called Morphine. In particular, with their album The Night, an album as mystically dark and nocturnal as its name. Using a palette of low voice, low cello, low drums, low piano and moody, mournful backing vocals, the album conjured visions of parties fuelled… Read more »

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Friday 24th January at the Provenance

I’m really looking forward to playing with the wonderful Hannah White, Vin Goodwin and Jinnwoo at the Provenance at 8pm on Friday 24th January. For more information, visit the Facebook event Hope to see you there.

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The Story of Atlas

This song is one of my favourites from I Am Not The Night. We added it to the album late; it was written just before we started recording. It came from a handful notes, originally: the A major chord with a rising scale in the right hand, and a D sharp, played over the arpeggios…. Read more »

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