Tuesday, 05 April 2016 00:00

Another Place and Time

Written by  Lisa Redford
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Another Place and Time

April is release month as I’m promoting not one, but two brand new releases.  On April 1st my talented vocal and guitar student Breeze Redwine released digital single ‘Courage’.  It’s a song I’ve written and I’m so proud of her beautiful performance on the track.  The song is really heartfelt with an anthemic feel and a universal message, rising above those who have put you down.  Breeze recently filmed a music video with Ipswich based photographer Brendan Taylor and so far it’s had an amazing response on YouTube with its strong message.  You can view the powerful video at the YouTube channel for Breeze Redwine.  Seeing all the comments so far, I feel so happy that the track has already resonated with lots of people. 

You can view the powerful video here: https://youtu.be/-FOIJ4IZF8E

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I’m also about to release my EP ‘Another Place and Time’ this Friday April 8th.  Recorded and mixed in Norwich with The Vagaband’s Jose McGill and also featuring the wonderful dobro of local musician Noel Dashwood, its acoustic and Americana sound has already had a great response. Tracks from it have received airplay on Bob Harris’s BBC Radio 2 show, Amazing Radio and many other Americana, country, folk and singer/songwriter shows.  I've also had some amazing reviews. When a new release is coming out it can be a very busy and exciting time, lots of promotion including doing interviews and radio sessions and also contacting various blogs, magazines and radio shows.  I’m also very happy with the lovely cover photography by Claudia Taveira and artwork by Nigel Harris at AudioTree in Norwich. 

As well as being available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, there will be some limited edition signed CD copies available to buy at my website from Friday at www.lisaredford.com 

also at my BandCamp page: 

http://lisaredford.bandcamp.com

Both ‘Courage’ and ‘Another Place and Time’ are distributed through Proper Distribution, the UK’s biggest independent distributors, who have supported and distributed all of my releases.  Their roster includes some of the most respected artists within the world of folk, singer/songwriter, roots and blues.  On the 7th another Proper Music artist, David Sinclair, is coming to perform in the city. Respected critic, raconteur and journalist as well as a great musician, David will be playing at The Murderers as part of the venue’s regular Fine City Blues night.  Sinclair’s group The David Sinclair 4 have built a formidable live reputation and blues legend Paul Jones played harmonica on their acclaimed album 4 and he also featured them on his Radio 2 show.  Entrance is free. 

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April also means Record Store Day for music fans, a great day on the third Saturday of each April, this year the 16th, celebrating records shops around the world.  Aiming to highlight the independently owned record store, the day brings together fans, artists, and thousands of independent record shops.  It’s really important to support your local record shop and also go along to many of the live events that are happening on the day.  Among the participating stores in the area are Soundclash on St Benedicts, who will be opening their doors from 8.30am, and Lewks in Downham Market who from 8amhave an eclectic line up of live music; Martha’s Wood, Jay Harrison, Soham De and Jacen Unplugged.  More info about their day is at www.lewks.co.uk/rsd.htm

Among the excellent gigs coming up, Nerina Pallot at the Waterfront on the 21st is a definite highlight.  A wonderful singer/songwriter who, as well consistently releasing her own high quality material, has also written for other artists, including Kylie Minogue.  At the Bicycle Shop Mercury-nominated Kathryn Williams will be performing as part of her first solo tour in 10 years.  I’ve previously supported her at the UEA and she will be promoting new album ‘Hypoxia’ which is intriguingly based on Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’.  There’s a really good interview with her all about the album in this month’s Outline Magazine.  

Outline Magazine are also combining with BBC Introducing in Norfolk and OPEN to bring a series of very special live gigs at OPEN’s club room called The Cut which focuses on the huge wealth of local talent there is.  Maya Law, CLAWS and Frank Fraize all appear on their next night on April 15th.  To check out more of the line up take a look at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thecutnorwich/

For news of my new EP, gigs and teaching information, please take a look at www.lisaredford.com

Lisa with BBC Radio 2's whispering Bob Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

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