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  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2024

    MICHELE STODART | Full Band Show | CARSON McHONE

    Doors 18:45 | Live 19:15 | Finish 10:45

    MICHELE STODART | SATURDAY 07 SEPT 2024 | Full Band Show

    Michele Stodart is a multi-award-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and musical director. She is best known as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter of Mercury-nominated, double-platinum selling band, The Magic Numbers, who have released five critically acclaimed studio albums with top ten singles, and supported the likes of Neil Young, Radiohead, Brian Wilson, U2, Flaming Lips and Bright Eyes. She continues to play with the band and tour world-wide with them.

    Born in Trinidad, where she spent her early childhood until she and her family fled a military coup attempt, leading them to Queens, New York, and eventually to London, where she is now based. Michele has always pursued her own writing, nurturing a love for Folk, Country and Americana music, and has released three solo albums of her own songs. Her most recent release, Invitation (September 2023) - a confessional, melodic album with an orchestral, cinematic feel - received outstanding critical acclaim and went on to win ‘UK Album of the Year’ at the UK Americana Awards 2024, where Michele also scooped the coveted award for ‘UK Artist of the Year’.

    In recent years, Michele divides her time between her work with The Magic Numbers and her solo projects. In between recording and touring, she has also been building a name for herself as musical director, collaborator and producer. She has been invited to curate stages at a number of festivals and events, and curates, hosts and directs an annual multi-artist show celebrating International Women’s Day. In 2022, she received public recognition for her musical talent, when she was awarded the AMA-UK 'Instrumentalist Of The Year' Award. In January 2023 she was invited back as musical director at the UK Americana Awards, where she put together the house band and played with the likes of Mike Scott (of The Waterboys), Allison Russell, and Lifetime Achievement award-winner Judy Collins, who took a moment on stage to compliment Michele on her "incredible" talent. 

    In 2019, Michele graced our screens in the Danny Boyle / Richard Curtis blockbuster film ‘Yesterday’. She was chosen for her role in the movie due to her melodic bass playing and electric, enigmatic stage presence. Working alongside Boyle, Curtis and musical composer Daniel Pemberton, Michele’s bass and vocals are featured on the Abbey Road Studios movie soundtrack, reinterpreting The Beatles’ most beloved hits. 

    Michele’s diverse skills have led to many collaborative projects on stage and in the studio with artists such as Kathryn Williams, Billy Bragg, David Ford, Bernard Butler, Natalie Imbruglia, Julian Taylor, Charlie Dore, David Kitt, Hannah White, Rachel Sermanni, Ren Harvieu, Emily Barker, Diana Jones, O'Hooley & Tidow amongst many others. 

      

    'Album of the Year' - 'Invitation' -  UK Americana Awards 2024

    'Artist of the Year' - UK Americana Awards 2024

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    Selected Press Quotes:

    "Steeped in languid melancholy... [she] sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton, Judee Sill... Emmylou Harris or Gillian Welch..."  – Uncut

    To say that Michele’s songs are ‘rich’ is rather an understatement – it has become the norm for the majority of people at her gigs to leave either speechless, or (and more often the case) crying…. Michele’s solo music is truly breath-taking.” - For Folk’s Sake

     bearing traces of folk, country and soul… the music manages to be both tuneful and mournful, jaunty yet sad. What a combo, one that never fails to deliver.” – The Guardian 

    “…an album about… feeling life and the emotions it brings to their fullest intensity… instantly engaging and evocative melodies and sung with an open and honest conviction… Stodart’s album is a thing of perfection.” – Folk Radio UK

    Praise and Press Quotes for the new album: ‘Invitation’ by Michele Stodart (Released 15th Sept ’23)

    "Remarkable" - Rolling Stone

    "lush" 8/10 - Uncut 

    "intricately arranged... genuinely moving" – MOJO

    "beautiful... poignant and evocative" - 8/10 Americana-UK

    "darkly wonderful" - At The Barrier

    "a kind of magic" - RnR Magazine

    “… a getting under your skin album” - Fatea 

    "Michele Stodart's new album 'Invitation' is a thing of perfection.... a highly personal album that emerges as one of strength, acceptance, resilience and ultimately hope" - Folk Radio UK

    "an album that embraces the full spectrum of human emotions" - Entertainment Focus

    "captivating... scenic" - Building Our Own Nashville 

    "beautiful...creates a world that is totally absorbing" - W21 Music

    "cinematic" - Parapop

    "an Invitation that cannot be refused" - Here Comes The Song

    "An Irresistible Ticket to Open-Hearted Americana That’s Soulfully Dark and Bravely Awakening". Rocking Magpie

    'Mesmerising, beautiful, poignant, moving...' - Album of the Month (Oct 23) - Voice of a Woman. 

    "soulful and emotive... effortlessly channels a timeless quality" - Plastic Magazine

     

    CARSON McHONE | DUO SHOW

     

    Carson McHone is a songwriter from Austin, Texas, now residing in Southern Ontario.  McHone’s 2018 internationally released Carousel (LOOSE MUSIC / NINE MILE RECORDS), produced by Mike McCarthy, was a reimagining of songs from her formative years coming of age playing in dive bars.  It established her as a shrewd artist who raises unconventional questions with language equally at home in a poem or a short story. In 2019, during a hectic tour schedule, the songs of Still Life were written, and the following year McHone teamed up with Canadian musician and producer, Daniel Romano, to record the album while sequestered at a home studio in the fall of 2020.

    Still Life was released on MERGE RECORDS in February 2022 with McHone touring the US, Canada, Europe, and the UK in support of the album, as well as joining, and performing with, Daniel Romano’s band, the Outfit. In September 2022 McHone released Camera Varda Variations (MERGE RECORDS), a digital EP featuring two songs from Still Life re-recorded at the Outfit’s new studio, Camera Varda, with the group as her band, akin to the collaboration/live show of the two acts on tour.

    McHone has recorded and toured three albums as a member of the Outfit, Cobra Poems (2022), La Luna (2023), and Too Hot To Sleep (2024), all released on YOU’VE CHANGED RECORDS.  McHone’s upcoming EP, ODES, is a collection of carefully curated covers recorded at Camera Varda with her bandmates the Outfit, plus special guest Shannon McGrath, and will be released July 19th, 2024 on MERGE RECORDS.

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