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'VIN BARRETT SINGS JONI MITCHELL'.........
Cheshire songwriter Vin Barrett turns her skills 'Both Sides Now' to present the work of Canadian songwriter Joni Mitchell.
Accompanied by guitarist Stu Lupton this will be a show won't want to miss. Joni Mitchells' work influenced artists as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Clannad, KT Tunstall and Laura Marling.
You will need a 'Big Yellow Taxi' for the guests.
Enquiries Tel 01270 628041
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Vin's career began busking and then fronting a rock and blues band, 'Hank and the Wolf'.
The band spent their first year in France and Spain playing covers with a few originals thrown in. However, Vin's love for writing songs was beginning to develop.
A few years in a noisy rock band, and she began to crave a more acoustic, laid back accompaniment, creating a platform for the voice and melody. Today's performances are uncluttered and spacious; Vin's voice and finger-picked guitar style complemented to superb effect by guitarist, Stewart Lupton.
The musical comparisons have ranged from Katie Melua, Joni Mitchell and Carole King, all the way to Nick Cave and Tom Waits, but Vin sounds most of all like herself. There is a unique and timeless quality about her songs. They feel familiar, yet fresh and different. She has a beautiful, warm, distinctive voice and is a fine lyricist. Her songs evenly distribute pure poetry, raw sensuality and kitchen sink irony.
Although generally categorised as British acoustic/contemporary folk/blues/jazz, Vin recently won thousands of new listeners from the world of dance music, as a collaboration with deep house band, Mettle Music climbed high in the UK Dance chart. 'Capture' was then released on to 'Bar De Lune's 'Celtic Beats' album, sitting comfortably alongside Sinead O Connor and Sarah McLachlan.
"The vocals are honey with an edge, melancholy charmed with shrewd, uncluttered arrangements. As an emerging new talent, Vin Barrett is definitely one to keep an eye out-and ears open-for".
Dave White: Songbook Magazine (formerly 'RocknReel')
"Falling in the hinterland between ballad and lullaby, Vin Barrett is likely to create a cult among the acoustically-minded"
Simon Jones: Folkroots Magazine
"An outstanding performance"
Alec Pyne, Solfest '06
"The songs she writes are rich, deep anthems which denote the human condition, through delicate poetry, perceptive writing and beautiful performance"
Derek Taylor: Rhyl Folk Club
To book Vin Barrett for your own events contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel 01270 628041 Mobile 077 900 82523