Three Ages of British Female Songwriters with Jenna Witts, Edwina Hayes & Liz Simcock

Date: 4 May 2008 - 19:30
Promoter: HItchin Folk Club
Event details:

At the tender age of nineteen, singer-songwriter Jenna Witts already has a wealth of recording and touring experience behind her. Three years ago she co-wrote the haunting 'Seven Days' - one of the highlights of 'Show of Hands' 'Country Life' CD. Then with Steve Knightley and Mercury prize nominee, Seth Lakeman, she recorded 'Western Approaches'- a unique collaboration of the three West country songwriters. This led to a successful nation wide tour in 2004. Jenna's original songs are very much inspired by the sea and landscape of her native North Devon and accompanying herself on piano and guitar, she possesses an astonishingly mature voice and stage presence.

In March 2003 Edwina Hayes signed as a writer with Warner Chappell. Her influences include Mindy Smith, Ray Charles, Carole King, Van Morrison, Nanci Griffith, Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Bob Dylan. As well as writing on her own, Edwina enjoys co-writing with her friends such as Carissa Broadwater and Malcolm Darwen and has also co-written songs with writers ranging from UK writers Boo Hewerdine (Patience of Angels - Eddi Reader) and Ricky Ross (High - James Blunt).

In 2005 Warner Brothers released Edwina's debut album 'Out On My Own' on produced by Clive Gregson and John Wood, and her song 'I Want Your Love' from the album was included on the No.1 bestselling CD 'Acoustic Love'.Since 2005 Edwina has opened several shows for Van Morrison, twenty-six shows for Jools Holland, three UK tours for Nanci Griffith and has performed twice for Michael Parkinson at his Maidenhead pub The Royal Oak. Edwina has also recently toured with Gretchen Peters, Ricky Ross, Loudon Wainwright III, Roy Harper, Tommy Emmanuel, and Lulu, and supported Julie Fowlis, Sandi Thom, John Tams, Daniel Beddingfield, Chris While, Julie Matthews and Ruby Turner.

Liz Simcock writes songs and performs them in folk and acoustic clubs in and around the Southeast.
In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy,
Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams. Since then she has trodden an
independent path, recording two albums and gaining a growing
reputation as a performer and songwriter. At many gigs
Liz is to be found in the illustrious company
of Ian Newman (bass) and / or
Warwick Jones (guitar).

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