From: The Halo Bar [thehalobar_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 09 May
Subject: PRESS RELEASE - Rebecca
Hollweg & Edwina Hayes live _at_ THE HALO
presents two of the UK’s finest female singer songwriters, side by side. A unique experience, with both artists
performing on stage together, USA style… ‘in the
is a singer/songwriter
who has been a regular performer on the UK acoustic scene since 1999.
In March 2003 Edwina signed as a
writer with Warner Chappell. As well as writing on her own, Edwina has
co-written with writers from both the UK and the USA, where she is a well
respected performer in her own right. Since 2005 Edwina has opened shows for
Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Nanci Griffith, Gretchen Peters, Ricky Ross, Loudon
Wainwright III, Roy Harper, Tommy Emmanuel, and Lulu, and supported Julie
Fowlis, Sandi Thom, John Tams, Daniel Bedingfield, Chris While, Julie Matthews
and Ruby Turner. Edwina also appears as a guest vocalist on recent albums by
Alastair Artingstall, Christopher Holland, Kate Bramley, Jimi Alexander, Shane
Lynch and Joan Coffey.
Edwina kicked off 2008 with her first
solo UK headline tour and released her
second record 'Pour Me A Drink' on February 22nd. Edwina continues to write
songs and play gigs all over the country and in America, with a Winter UK Tour
planned for October/November.
Nanci Griffith - 'A wonderful young woman, so gifted
and full of song, with a voice as sweet as the angels'
The Guardian - 'Haunting honeyed solo songwriter'
Time Out - 'Haunting vocals'
In October 2001
she released her first album 'June Babies' on Emu Records - 12 tracks of melodic
pop songs, featuring string arrangements by Chris Bowden and a guest appearance
by singer songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols. Produced by bass player Andy Hamill, it
received critical acclaim in the national and music press and went on to get
played on Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 show.
In 2002 Rebecca
featured on Andy Hamill's own album 'Bee for Bass' (also on Emu Records) in a
duet with Jeb Loy Nichols. In the same year she did her own headline tour of the
UK, appearing on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour with Jenni Murray and doing sessions
for Janice Long on BBC Radio 2 and Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6Music. Later in
the year she supported Roger McGuinn of The Byrds on his UK tour, playing major
theatres and concert halls.
In November of
2003 she supported Paul Carrack (formerly of Squeeze and Mike & The
Mechanics) on his UK tour. The
title track of 'June Babies' got used by the BBC in a programme about women
All this time
Rebecca continued to play London venues including The South Bank Centre, Ronnie
Scott's, The Borderline and the 606 Club, as well as arts centres and venues
round the UK.
sees the completion of that album, 'Orange Roses' - 9 tracks of mellow, melodic
songs with a country tinge.
‘Carole King couldn’t have come up
with a better song’
‘A new generation of young women is
bringing fresh life to folk music….Rebecca Hollweg laces her low-key
arrangements with exquisite vocals...’
ENTRY £10/£7 ADVANCE (TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM
For further information contact:
Derron Hart or Melanie
317 Battersea Park
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