Venue: CB2
Date: 13 Sep 2008 - 20:30
End Date: 13 Sep 2008 - 22:15
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Event details: AMY WADGE
A welcome return for one of our favourite singer/songwriters. Amy is an inspirational live performer, with a vocal range that can be as intimate as a whisper or as powerful as gritty gospel shout and whose honest, unsentimental emotionally articulate songs have often been compared to Sheryl Crow.

She first came to national attention in 2002 when she won Best Female Solo Artist at the BBC Welsh Music Awards, ahead of Charlotte Church. She went on to win same award the following year (beating Cerys Matthews). Her

She has appeared at many festivals including Glastonbury and the Cambridge Folk Festival. In 2003, she was personally invited by the Welsh Prime Minister Rhodri Morgan to perform for the 'Wales Rocks Sydney' showcase in Australia during the Rugby World Cup. She has opened for the legendary Jeff Beck and played support to Van Morrison, Damien Rice, Brian Kennedy and Eric Bibb, among others

Amy has just realeased her new album, "Bump!" She has four previous releases; "The Famous Hour" (2002), "Woj" (2004), "No Sudden Moves" (2006) and "Tougher than Love", (2007), by an all female, three part vocal harmony group called Hummingbird, in which Amy was involved and which toured extensively during 2006-7.

"with a rangy, tough-but-tender voice, Wadge is earthy poetry in sneakers" - Venue Magazine, "beautiful breathy, acoustic musings" - Big Issue. "Pint-sized poetess - with Valley-quaking voice." - Q Magazine.

American Bob Rafkin was much in demand as a session musician in the 60s and 70s but it is in the last 10 years that he has come into his own as a premier singer, songwriter and guitar finger stylist.

Born in New York City Bob's musical journey began when he headed for Greenwich Village in the mid-sixties and met folksingers Phil Ochs and Eric Andersen. He played on two LP's by Phil Ochs, including the legendary live album, "Gunfight At Carnegie Hall." He also played on sessions for Gene Vincent, The Everly Brothers, Randy Newman and Arlo Guthrie.

Bob's songwriting career took flight in the early seventies with his song "Lazy Waters," covered by the Byrd's on their LP, "Farther Along." Bob's first-rate guitar playing was in demand for Tim Buckley's "Sefronia" album and Augie Meyer's 1973 LP "Western Head Music Company."

He has recorded 6 CDs and his 1994 release "Down This Road", was lauded by Dirty Linen magazine who said: "He's an exceptional guitarist, has a smooth, pleasing voice, and his years spent in the studio show in the simple, yet effective arrangements."

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