|Friday 11 September 2015 @ 09:00pm : -
Gill Sandell - cancelled
Gill Sandell has developed rapidly as an independent singer/songwriter and guitarist in the last few years. She also plays accordion and flute, and sings backing vocals, as part of Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo, and collaborates regularly with other musicians and bands. Her debut album Tarry Awhile has contributions from fellow bandmembers of The Red Clay Halo, Timothy Victor''s Folk Orchestra, and Magoo. The second album Light The Boats – released in September 2013 – also features guest appearances from Adrian Crowley and Chris T-T. Her lyrical modernist folk and sweet delivery conceal a dry wit and some darkly complex and carefully nuanced songwriting.
Gill has played Wembley Arena and the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony with Frank Turner; toured Europe, the UK and Australia as multi-instrumentalist in hugely praised folk quartet Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo'' and gained great notices for her solo albums TARRY AWHILE and LIGHT THE BOATS, which she released in determinedly DIY fashion, on her own independent label Rowan Tree Records. Gill even performed the intense, atmospheric pipe organ chords to open acclaimed BBC drama series The Shadow Line (on the Royal Festival Hall’s pipe organ, no less).
After a decade of working mainly with other artists (including the iconic Broken Family Band at their peak) Gill is increasingly recognised as a wonderful, intuitive musician in her own right. And you hear Gill at her stunning best on her own dark contemporary folk songwriting. Tour dates with the likes of Roddy Woomble, Adrian Crowley, Kathryn Williams and Chris T-T have cemented her reputation.
"This is gorgeous, what a beautiful record." ~ Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"A beautiful sounding record, beautifully sung and arranged." ~ Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music
"One of the UK’s finest contemporary folk groups." ~ Folk Radio UK