KATE DIMBLEBY - SONGBIRDS

by KATE DIMBLEBY

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    AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 2: Clare Balding show and Clare Teal show, TWICE ON BBC 6 MUSIC, Tom Robinson, AND BBC RADIO LONDON
    Clive Davis's Artist of the Week in Sunday Times Culture Magazine review 'strong, life-affirming colours, a poetic song cycle, a singer-songwriter who refuses to be boxed in, a free spirit'
    'Riveting' Album of the Week Mail on Sunday 4*
    'Fresh, subtle and startling' Robin Denselow, Guardian 3*

    '‘The damnedest thing I heard all week ... the a capella vocal virtuosity of Kate Dimbleby…Her stunning a capella album Songbirds ...accompanied by a UK tour of her acclaimed one woman show.. an artist at the top of her game.' Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music

    'There's a cupful of The Roches in some of its quirkiness, a shot of The McGarrigles in some of the more tender moments, together with a teaspoonful of Laurie Anderson in the slightly challenging Happy.. Kate Dimbleby has carved out a niche for herself in the genre of layered vocal pyrotechnics...SONGBIRDS has every likelihood of taking you by surprise as it did I" Allan Wilkinson, Northern Sky Magazine

    'Songbirds is that vocal-only album that suggests a rare and peerless talent…. striking, majestic voice that is, if anything, at its peak here. Never has she sounded more graceful and entrancing as she does on Songbirds…. It is testament to Kate Dimbleby that she is able, so far along in her career, to sound new and reborn…Songbirds is a wonderful collection everyone should have'. Sam Liddicott

    If you would like to hear Kate's first interview on Radio 2, Good Morning Sunday please click on this link: soundcloud.com/folkstock-records/kate-dimbleby-bbc-radio-2

    Pre order this jewel cased cd with eight page lyric booklet now and receive, for a limited time only, five of the tracks immediately ahead of the despatch on 23rd February.

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    'Songbirds is a masterpiece that deserves every award going and I hope the industry delivers...a capella is something we haven't had in the mainstream for many years and by layering her vocals Kate creates an exciting backing ambience that dances around & cradles her main vocal...an absolute corker...a whole other level of genius' Runnin on empty blog

    'I have just had the pleasure (I don't use the phrase lightly) of listening to the new album, Songbirds, by Kate Dimbleby and I must say it is a revelation...I urge you to listen to this album and I defy you not to enjoy it and listen again and again' Liz Franklin, Blues and Roots Radio

    'I hadn’t heard much about her music before, I became an instant fan after listening to the album. It has so many unique tracks, bringing across her powerful and soulful voice...Kate Dimbleby’s new album is one to watch out for in 2017 and contender for album of the year.
    5/5.' Kevin Hall's Music Moments

    KATE DIMBLEBY presents...KATE DIMBLEBY!
    Folkstock Records are proud to be recording and releasing SONGBIRDS, Kate Dimbleby’s unique album of eleven original songs written and performed almost exclusively by her voice alone.
    With just the lightest sprinkling of keys and tamborine in a couple of tracks, these gems are recorded with no other musicians – Kate layers her voice, with techniques inspired by learning with vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin.
    Kate’s “soul” songs have an improvised feel that soar above the hubbub by breaking away from conventional instrumentation and song structure, elevating the listener into a world where anything might happen.
    Kate says, “I wanted to go in with just my voice and without instruments so that you don’t get any of the associations that usually spring up, ‘Oh, it’s that kind of thing’. It allows for an element of surprise and fun - room for people to interact by stepping into the space where the instruments would normally be – even joining in.”
    And what she has created, with producer Lauren Deakin Davies, might surprise you.
    Encouraged by Helen Meissner’s Folkstock Records, a small independent label which has a reputation for celebrating the female voice, Kate has been able to distill her personal journey into an unconventional recording and accompanying show, unbound by traditional genre classifications.
    Incorporating blues, jazz and reggae undertones, picked up during Kate’s career, these songs are unlike anything currently being released in the contemporary music scene.
    Kate’s wit and charisma, gained through 25 years of live performance, comes through strongly in these grounded self-penned tracks which seep into your subconscious and tell the tale of someone searching for their own story and inviting you to share the journey.
    Coming from a family of broadcasters with a mother who sang opera over breakfast, Kate says, “I wanted to embrace that heritage but find my own voice, and most importantly, encourage others to step out of their received stories and find theirs”
    For the SONGBIRDS live tour, Kate has teamed up with director Katy Carmichael and Bristol’s Theatre Damfino to create a warm and vibrant one-woman show. Choosing an eclectic range of venues such as churches, art galleries and a spiegeltent, Kate tells her story of finding her voice, singing a capella with only a vocal looper to help her interact directly with her audience. The result is a unique and engaging audience experience, different at each performance.
    “Songbirds is about the voices we keep locked up inside. About the need for connection - right here, right now. And if it goes ‘wrong’, so what? I’ve realised that the place where things go wrong is where we find the magic.”

    The album SONGBIRDS, will be released on Folkstock Records on 23rd February with a launch at the NOW gallery on the Greenwich Peninsula and will be available at all the dates on the UK wide tour which also starts in February.

    ABOUT KATE DIMBLEBY
    Originally classically trained, Kate has released five solo albums and toured the world with her one-woman shows about other female singers, selling out the Festival Hall and Ronnie Scotts and working with some of the best musicians in the country. But it has taken 20 years since her first album for the critically acclaimed performer to find, and subsequently share what she is really about.

    After a move to Bristol with her family 5 years ago, she studied with Bobby McFerrin in New York and taught herself how to use a looper to recreate the instrumental lines on her previously released original material. This proved so rewarding that she wrote songs specifically to be performed entirely by voice alone, a capella, and let herself go. Songbirds is the result.
    Kate is the daughter of broadcaster David Dimbleby and writer Josceline Dimbleby, who trained as a classical singer.
    Reviews of Kate Dimbleby’s Previous Shows and Albums
    "A shimmering vocal versatility… she has the musical talent and jewel-eyed confidence to guarantee an audience a good time" London Evening Standard
    "Kate has an intensity of feeling combined with a freedom of spirit that brings to mind legendary singers like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, with a modern feel" Marion Montgomery
    “With a voice of pure velvet, she has a magnetic stage presence …and captivates her audience.” Glasgow Herald
    "A marvellous storyteller with a golden voice " Upon the Sacred Stage, New York
    * * * * * Sunday Times Top Ten albums of the year for Beware of Young Girls : The Songs of Dory Previn

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released February 23, 2017

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Most engineering, mixing and mastering by Lauren Deakin Davies.
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