From: Martin Snodin [martin.snodin_at_homecall_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 16 March 2011 19:06

Subject: Acoustic Sussex Newsletter 2011-03-16 - Sandi Thom


Newsletter                   16 March 2011

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Just letting you know that if you tune into East Grinstead's local radio show station tonight, just after the news at 10pm, Sandi Thom will be phoning in from France, for a wee chat. On-line or 107FM.

"The most striking re-invention you are likely to witness this year"
News of the World

"Perfect in every way, Sandi Thom’s debut as a blues songstress sets her future career in Gold"

"One of the best live acts around at the moment”

18 March 2011
Sandi Thom

at Chequer Mead
East Grinstead

Support: Marcus Bonfanti:

£15 (£12.50 conc)
Box Office 01342 302000






At 17, Sandi Thom became the youngest ever student to be accepted to the prestigious Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts aka LIPA, dubbed 'The Fame Academy' due to the number of industry professionals teaching there and having Sir Paul McCartney as its patron. It was here that she met her band and producers.

In 2003, Sandi graduated with a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts and is the first and only LIPA Graduate to have a number one music album in the charts.

Her  infamous debut single "I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker" topped the charts in 7 countries with the ensuing album shifting over a million copies worldwide and winning her an Ivor Novello award. She currently holds the record in Australia for 12 consecutive weeks at the top of the charts.

Her debut LP, "Smile... It Confuses People" quickly hit  the top spot on the UK albums charts as well. Her second album, "The Pink and the Lily", followed in 2008.

Fresh from a two year stint on the road appearing at festivals such as Fuji Rock in Japan and headlining V Festival Sandi toured the UK and Europe in 2010 with blues powerhouse Joe Bonamassa, opening for the likes of B.B. King and Steve Winwood and inspiring her to explore deeper and more organic musical roots with her next record. Her album "Merchants & Thieves" was released in May, topping  the UK iTunes Blues Chart and reaching number 5 in the equivalent US Chart. The album showcases a new sound from Sandi, bringing to light her increasingly-evident passion for the blues and highlighting her versatility as one of today’s finest female musicians.

Spring 2011 sees Sandi performing at some of the UK's more intimate venues, including a return to Chequer Mead, which she last played in 2007.

"If you like great music played by great musicians, then go see Sandi Thom and the band, as they're one of the best live acts around at the moment.” BlastRadio

"It’s clear that everyone in the room was blown away, a true testament to Sandi’s will as an artist, and that she is in fact one of British music's greatest assets.” Gigape.

STOP PRESS: Sandi’s new single - a great version of 'House of the Rising Sun' is now available to download from all the usual music sites.


Sandi Thom

Marcus Bonfanti



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