Edwina Hayes - SOLD OUT
Sunday 18th January 2015
The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, Canterbury
Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start
£13 cash or cheque in advance
£14 on the door
Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. 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 Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over six million plays on You Tube.
As well as touring extensively with Jools, Van and Nanci Griffith, Edwina has also toured with artists ranging from Loudon Wainwright and Roger McGuinn to KT Tunstall and Gretchen Peter and had great fun touring the UK earlier this year as support for Fairport Convention on their Wintour 2014 which led to a fabulous solo spot at Cropredy Festival in August.
Edwina was born in Dublin and grew up in Preston, Lancashire before moving to the East coast of Yorkshire as a teenager, where she has been based ever since. Dividing her time between the UK and America, Edwina's second home is Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist.
Having signed with Warner Chappell Publishing and with an eclectic range of influences from Bob Dylan and Carole King to Van Morrison and Gillian Welch, Edwina released her debut album 'Out On My Own' on Warner Brothers to critical acclaim. Produced by Clive Gregson and Nick Drake producer John Wood, the record featured Dr Hook's Dennis Locorriere as a guest vocalist and became a favourite on Michael Parkinson's BBC Radio Show.
Edwina released her second album 'Pour Me A Drink' independently to great success. Much more stripped down and acoustic, Nanci Griffith covered the title track and Edwina's version of Feels Like Home was played in full in the major motion picture 'My Sister's Keeper' starring Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin. Edwina followed in the same style with her third release 'Good Things Happen Over Coffee' and touring constantly continues to attract wonderful reviews and fans worldwide.
Folk in the Barn comment - people had been saying to me for years - have you seen Edwina Hayes yet - and up till this year I hadn't. 2014 made up for it though - she opened for Fairport at the Gulbenkian, then had a guest spot at Chris While and Julie Matthew's 'Party on the Lawn', and then we saw her again at Cropredy. Plus she was camped next to me and offered use of her caravan sockets for my hairdryer - that's how lovely she is! We at FitB fell for her instantly, a beautiful voice one moment and hilarious stories the next - whats not to love. You'll love her too.
The Guardian - 'Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter'
Michael Parkinson - 'A very talented young lady'
Nanci Griffith - 'The sweetest voice in England.'
Time Out - 'Sweet-voiced songwriter who has a fine line in gentle, country-tinged material'
Perez Hilton - 'Like a soft blanket'
- Date Added 13/01/2015