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Little Weaver Bird is a contemporary take on the unique music and poetry of Molly Drake. Often overshadowed by her son Nick Drake whom for many has become a cult figure; Molly’s rich sound-world poignantly reflects a bygone era of song writing. Fronted by award-winning Irish vocalist Lauren Kinsella (Snowpoet), this new quintet features some of the U.K’s most in demand musicians; James Kitchman, (guitar) Riley Stone Lonergan, (sax) Andrea Di Biase, (bass) and Phelan Burgoyne (drums) each bringing their unique sensitivities to explore and expand on the music of Molly Drake.
“Molly Drake was a remarkable voice as a composer, drawing on influences of her time but truly an original with a lyricism and longing that has a universal connection. This performance of jazz infused arrangements liberates Drake’s work from the straitjacket of historical imitation to finding the essential musical truth in her work. The arrangements and ensemble draw out the plangent lyricism of Drake’s compositions in musical form. This is gripping and essential stuff making Drake’s work truly for all time.”
Alan Davey CBE, Controller for BBC Radio 3
“Fine improvising vocalist – the powerful, freewheeling Lauren Kinsella”
John Fordham, The Guardian
“A modernist, Kinsella is pushing vocal improvisation into new areas”
For bookings and all other enquires please contact James Kitchman (firstname.lastname@example.org)