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I’ll be on UK tour this autumn and I can’t wait to play for you.
Starting tomorrow, each day I’ll post across my social media platforms about a different show. On Facebook and Instagram I’ll have a bit more space to talk about the town I’m visiting and what might make each show special.
Another thing – I’ll be dressing up a bit on stage; each song from the new album ‘The Pivot On Which The World Turns’ represents a different role I (we all) play, so I’ll be indulging in some sparkles, some feather boas, possibly a pair of wellies. I would be thrilled if you might use it as an excuse to dress up. Best dressed person gets a free CD!
“A person using words only is never with things in this sense: he remains at a distance from them; they remain for him ‘the other’, that which he is not, ‘outside’ him. By contrast, if his words are not merely spoken but sung, they build a living bridge that links him with the things referred to by the words, that transmutes distinction and separation into togetherness. By means of the tones, the speaker goes out to the things, brings the things from outside within himself, so that they are no longer ’the other’, something alien that he is not, but the other and his own in one. […] Only then can the tones fulfil their purpose: remove the barrier between person and thing, and clear the way for what might be called the singer’s inner partition in that of which he sings — for an active sharing, an experience of a special kind, a spiritual experience.”Victor Zuckerkandl, ‘The Meaning of Song’
— Victor Zuckerkandl, ‘The Meaning of Song’
Please come, get tickets, spread the word, bring your mates, bring your nan, bring anyone you have even vaguely once met, and let’s share this amazing experience of live music together.
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My Americana / blues-inspired new single ‘Back Of Your Hand’ is out today, along with its accompanying video — which premières tonight.
I filmed this (with help from my husband Mick) in my wonderful local pub, The Blue Moon in Cambridge. The song itself is set in the legendary but now closed One Two Six, the Clapham Junction pub where Mick and I met in 1998. It is a composite of a few nights that happened there.
It goes live at 9.15pm BST. Join me beforehand at 9pm for a quick live stream from the pub (on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube or Linkedin) before it drops!