Fri, 01 Mar|
From activist beginnings, singer-songwriter Kirsty McGee has solidly toured around the UK and Europe for over 20 years, releasing 8 albums.
Time & Location
01 Mar 2024, 19:30 – 21:30
Norwich, 11-15 Fye Bridge St, Norwich NR3 1LJ, UK
About the event
From activist beginnings, singer-songwriter Kirsty McGee has solidly toured around the UK and Europe for over 20 years, releasing 8 albums. Collaborators in her Hobopop Collective have included New York jazz legend Marc Ribot (Tom Waits), Nick Blacka & Rob Turner (Gogo Penguin).
With a voice that has been described as having the texture of 'smoke and velvet' her ever-evolving sound has been described as 'filmic, joyful and dirty with hints of gospel and blues'. An innate curiosity, a DIY ethic and with an abiding love of the Great American Songbook, have produced music that's hard to categorise but difficult to ignore.
In 2013 her song Sandman was featured on UK filmmaker Danny Boyle’s movie Trance. Ever in search of the authentic, the real and the honest, McGee continues to plough her own furrow and to work with the kind of musical visionaries that, of themselves, give kudos to her art.
Her most recent collaborative project with Gitika Partington, All the Bees, released in December 2023, has been described by Folking.com as 'a lush and gorgeous piece of work to be treasured in record collections amongst the best alt-folk albums of the past decade.'
"The words drip with meaning. This breathlessly fragile and aching collection almost drowns in McGee's absolute need to sing." - Q ★★★★
"A fascinating talent." - Clash
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