Genre: Acoustic / Jazz
Location Cambridge, UK
Profile Views: 34230
Last Login: 12/18/2012
Member Since 4/24/2006
Record Label Mr Riddles Music
Type of Label Indie
Biohref="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EprmC5a0B64">Download YouTube Video........ .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..Create or get your..very own ..MySpace Layouts...... .. .. .. .......... .. ..NEWS.. Well…. Yes I am still alive…. And actually well! I’m emerging from a self-imposed cocoon of songwriting and studio sessions and actually have completed (well apart from a few finishing touches) the new album “Falling Out of Grace”. It’s continuing my journey away from jazz and into the rich pickings of singer/songwriter / acoustic / grown-up pop …. Whatever you want to call it! My co-writer Ian Wilson has re-introduced me to the joy and emotional depths that can be plundered in a 3 chord song. I hope you like them and will begin pouring them out to you in as many places as I can. If you would like to hear more please drop me a line here at email@example.com. Thank you for dropping by!
MembersJOANNA EDEN (piano/vocals), CHARLIE PRICE (drums/percussion), DAN BOUTWOOD (guitar), AL TSENTIDES (bass), JULIE WALKINGTON (double bass), JIM MULLEN (guitar) .. ABOUT THE BAND.. My 'band' can be anything from just me on piano and vocals to anything I can muster! Regular co-conspirators are:- CHARLIE PRICE (myspace.com/charliepricedrums) on drums and percussion - when he's not doing his ska thing with his band Intensified all over Europe. He's performed on all my albums and not just because he sleeps with me and bathes our wee bairn on a regular basis! Because he's a fine, fine man of rhythm! Women love drummers because they're the cavemen of music (that's a compliment by the way!). IAN NEWMAN one of the most tasteful and supportive musicians I've worked with Ian is the calm in the storm of my life and music!! Nothing's a problem and he's always on time - unlike us!! The absolute rock of the trio! DAN BOUTWOOD on guitar. He's the most original person you'll meet and probably the most musical - perhaps the most infuriating too - but then he did invent my nickname: Psycho Bitch which I've grown rather attached to! (Dan's busy these days with his party band Mind the Gap) AL TSENTIDES played bass on most of MY OPEN EYE and is just a seriously musical guy with lovely ideas (v. busy these days with his own band Capricorn). JULIE WALKINGTON is me old mate (less of the old, she's gorgeous!) of many a moon and a fantastic jazz double bassist - with her own fan-club! We've just recorded my soon-to-be-released (on 33Jazz label) jazz trio album MOVING SHADOWS and she was a star in the studio as usual. JIM MULLEN is my absolute guitar hero. He blends amazing jazz stuff with an ability to communicate the soul of any melody - and the fact that he supports us up-and-coming artists is a testament to his generosity. Under that gruff Glaswegian scareiness is a big old puppy dog! He played beautifully on MY OPEN EYE and let me write lyrics over a Robbie Burns arrangement of his BONNIE WEE THING - the solo on that is just heaven.
InfluencesIn no particular order:- The Beatles, Nina Simone, Carole King, Fleetwood Mac, Ella Fitzgerald, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Cara Dillon, John Coltrane, Keith Jarret, Liane Carroll, Shakatak, The Beatles, Billy Joel, The Cocteau Twins, Keane, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr
Sounds LikeJoni Mitchell meets Blossom Deary meets Rickie Lee Jones meets Sade meets Chrissie McVee meets me!
3 Songs | Sep 21, 2008