Tuesday 24 October | 7.30pm
Bella Hardy 'Hey Sammy' Launch Tour
£17.00 (concs. £15.00, u35 £5.00 limited availability)
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U35 and full time students £5 (More Info, how to book & T&Cs at www.ncem.co.uk/U35)
Support Act Joshua Burnell
This York St John graduate first come to prominence as a teenage fiddle player before developing into a great vocalist and increasingly accomplished songwriter. After being named BBC Folk Singer of the Year in 2014 she issued the widely praised album With The Dawn and follows that up this autumn with brand new release 'Hey Sammy'. In the interim she has had extended stays in China and in America, toured widely with Mary Chapin Carpenter and represented Britain at Womex, all the while with fiddles and notebooks to hand to work on new songs. Showcasing that new material, together with a selection from her rich back-catalogue, Bella is joined tonight by Thomas Gibbs at the NCEM’s concert grand piano and Anna Massie on guitar.
'Hey Sammy' is the long awaited ninth solo album by Edale-born singer songwriter Bella Hardy, a record that bears the stamps of extensive musical expeditions far from home.
In the time since 2015’s 5-star reviewed With The Dawn, Bella temporarily relocated to Nashville where she became immersed in Music City’s culture of collaborative songwriting and also worked happily in the company of horses as a ranch hand. Two music-finding trips to Yunnan Province in Southwest China also saw this BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Award winner return with a suitcase overflowing with new lyrical and musical notions. These radical changes of life and perspective flow through every word and note of the 11 new songs on 'Hey Sammy' – a glorious, accomplished, grown up record.
“ Unveiled, committed, uncontrived, persuasive, passionate, empowering, and utterly wonderful” - fRoots
"A voice that can by turns soar, seduce, sigh and sparkle, Hardy's performances can't be faulted” - R2 Magazine
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