plus support from
Friday 14th December 2012
The Queens Hall
7:30pm / All Ages
£10/£9 (conc) Adv
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Local girl and rising star Jodie Marie returns to her home-town of Narberth following her sell-out performance back in May. Jodie’s signature soulful sounds make her that rarest of things: a refreshingly pure talent with a collection of deeply personal songs that genuinely affect the listener. Her voice is that of a classic artist and her unique tone and phrasing is impossible to compare. While the quality and substance of the songs bring to mind greats such as Carole King and Joni Mitchell, her style is truly original. Signed to Decca, she follows a strong lineage of artists, from Nina Simone and Billie Holliday to the Velvet Underground. Her debut single “Single Blank Canvas” (A BBC Radio 2 Record of the week) is a small glimpse into the expansive world of this new original voice. Photo credit Jenny Zarins.
Winter Villains are a band based in Cardiff, south Wales. Their sound described as ‘chamber pop’, grow from the whisper of 5 vocals, delicate piano keys and strings. The early concept of Winter Villains came about when the two founding members discussed a desire to make music that reflected the fragile beauty of the winter season; sparse, atmospheric, dark yet somehow uplifting. The full line up met whilst playing in various bands in Cardiff and began playing music together. Immediately they embarked on recording sessions with esteemed producer Charlie Francis (REM; Turin Brakes; High Llamas), the results of which earned early praise and radio play from the likes of Bethan Elfyn (Radio Wales), Adam Walton (Radio Wales), Jen Long (BBC Introducing) and Tom Robinson (Radio 6). Their debut album February is set for release in early 2013, produced, engineered and mixed by Charlie Francis and mastered by Mandy Parnell (Sigur Ros; Múm; Mogwai) at Black Saloon Studios.
“A voice of gold” is how Swansea’s Evening Post defines Singer-Songwriter Caroline Harrison.
Originally born in Kent, it could have been a very different musical story for Caroline but a family move to rural West Wales in 1997 went on to help shape what looks to be a very promising career in music.
Growing up listening to Motown, The Mamas & the Papas, Dusty Springfield and many more it is evident that this era has very much inspired her own sound.
Having one of her songs successfully placed in a Brazilian Soap Opera series led on to securing a Publishing deal with Peer Music Germany in November 2010 and since then she has traveled extensively gaining much credit as a Songwriter globally.
Over the past few months Caroline has continued to build on her ever increasing fan base playing a number of very successful sets on both London’s Acoustic circuit and across the UK.
Her forthcoming debut EP release is gaining much momentum and after being invited on BBC Radio Wales recently to perform a live session for Bethan Elfyn, Caroline’s tracks have now been play listed on several other major Radio stations across the UK.
She was also asked to open for Charlotte Church on her recent tour of the UK that gained her a lot of new loyal fans. Her live performances are truly captivating.
More recently she has been writing and recording her debut album in Stockholm with award winning Swedish producer Peter Kvint.
With the album almost complete, 2013 looks to be a very exciting year for Caroline.