Edwina Hayes & Emily Slade: Live at the Victory Hall
This will be a Charity Fundraiser in memory of David Walmsley, with all proceeds from the evening will be donated to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).
Doors & Bar 7:00pm
One of the finest female singer/songwriters this country has produced in years. Edwina brings together English folk, Americana and the rich northern singer/songwriter tradition to create a sound that’s truly her own. Highly accomplished, she’s toured with such notable performers as Jools Holland, Van Morrison, Nanci Griffith and Loudon Wainwright III to name just a few.
Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album ‘Pour Me A Drink’ was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her ‘the sweetest voice in England’. Her cover of the Randy Newman song ‘Feels Like Home’ was featured in the film ‘My Sister’s Keeper’ and has since had over ten million plays on Spotify and over fifty million plays on You Tube.
Emily is an outstanding acoustic guitarist, singer-songwriter from North Hertfordshire. The partnership between her enchanting voice and intricate guitar playing are rarely found in one person, making Emily a captivating performer. Her debut album ‘Shire Boy’ led to a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination, and she now tours as part of the mighty Phil Beer Band.
Emily is widely hailed as an intelligent contemporary British songwriter. Her songs approach modern day issues, relating to real people. She is a woman quite clearly at ease with her audience. Her winning personality and presence have endeared her to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.