From: Martin Snodin [martin_at_snodin_dot_com]

Sent: 01 September 2010 10:06

Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2010-09-01 - Thea Gilmore

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Newsletter           1 September 2010


Contact details
Tel. 01342 716975
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Tune into the Roger Day show TONIGHT at 7pm on BBC Radio Sussex/Surrey/Kent to hear Thea Gilmore interview

2 October 2010
Thea Gilmore

at Chequer Mead
East Grinstead

Louis Elliot

£16 (£14.50 conc)  
Box Office 01342 302000










If you've had even half an ear on BBC Radio 2 - not to mention regional radio including East Grinstead’s MeridianFM - you'll know that Thea Gilmore's new single You're The Radio (from her forthcoming album Murphy’s Heart) has been receiving some pretty heavy airplay and big compliments, and her album – released next week - is already heading up the pre-order Amazon charts.

Returning to Chequer Mead for the third time, and two years after headlining Crawley Folk Festival, Thea is a furiously individual singer/songwriter and Brit Award nominee. She has received acclaim and admiration from her peers such as Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez and Martha Wainwright.

In an age where artists – male and female – tend to be either hyper-sexualised or completely neutered, Gilmore is that rare creature, an actual adult with a heart and a soul, a grown up with an opinion. Thea Gilmore is a real person tackling the sort of issues real people deal with every day, only, unlike the rest of us, she tackles those issues with an utterly beautiful voice and songs that touch on folk, jazz, rock and Americana.

"Britain has spawned very few world class female songwriters, but Gilmore is already in a league of her own" Q Magazine

"The most coherent, literate and charged British singer-songwriter of her generation, makes mincemeat of the current propensity for feyness" Mojo

Throughout his career, Louis Eliot has been at the hub of British song-writing talent, most recently contributing two co-writes to Adventure Man by current Ivor Novello Songwriter of the Year, Eg White. Having lived the dream of 90s London Brit-Pop hedonism, Louis snatched his Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar and headed west, swapping the fetid Thames fug for the fresh air of Cornwall. Away from the shrill whir of the capital, surrounded by timeless rolling landscapes and wild beaches, he started over. Take a listen on his MySpace site or for the rest of this week on the BBC iPlayer Bob Harris Radio 2 show recorded on 29 August, when Louis and his band were live in session.

"Guaranteed to warm both hearts and feet" **** Mojo

"A pop savvy brain with the lyrical articulacy of a Weller or Costello" **** Uncut


Thea Gilmore

Watch video for Thea’s new single on her website here

Louis Eliot & The Embers

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