New Roots is proud to present Michele Stodart & full band with a unique performance of her album ‘Pieces‘, in it’s entirety, and in running order.
★★★★ Q Magazine / ‘A thing of perfection’ Folk Radio/ ‘The most impressive record she’s ever made’ MOJO
The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0DX
Adv Tickets £10.00 Buy Now/ Door £12.00.
Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest Tube Farringdon 5 Mins Walk/ Barbican 5 Mins Walk
Over a decade since Mercury-nominated four piece The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart took leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album‘Pieces’on 8th July 2016.
Released four years after her solo debut, ‘Wide-Eyed Crossing’, the nine songs that comprise ‘Pieces’ confirm that, almost by stealth, Michele has turned into an artist whose work bears strong comparison to some of the iconic songwriters that helped shape her outlook.
“With your first album,” explains Michele, “It’s very much a matter of planting your flag in the ground, assembling the best songs you’ve got, and saying, ‘Here I am.’ With this one though, I could start thinking about something more narrated and focus on the storytelling a bit more……There was never a plan to start making solo records,” says Michele. “But then something happens. The songs you’ve been writing just for yourself, whilst playing in a completely different band, take on a life of their own”. She plays her ‘Pieces’ album in it’s entirety tonight, accompanied by her full backing band
‘Stodart’s solo career..sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton and Judee Sill…Etta James..Alison Moorer [&] Gillian Welch. Pieces may well be the most impressive record she’s ever made, with or without brother Romeo and band’. MOJO Magazine
‘A thing of perfection’ FRUK
MICHELE STODART WEBSITE: http://michelestodart.co.uk/
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‘..an acoustic masterclass of modern folk.’ 4000 Miles to Nashville
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RAEVENNAN HUSBANDES WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/raevennanhusbandes