I’m pleased to announce that Dandelions is now being sold in the Rough Trade shops in Brick Lane and Ladbroke Grove London. They are fantastic music outlets and it’s all very exciting!
Click HERE for a review by Colin Polonowski at The Digital Fix/The Music Fix.
“Delicate and subtle, her voice has a more interesting edge that gives the disc a deliciously quirky edge and the autobiographical nature of the tracks here give the music a real heart.”
I had a great time on Sue Marchant’s Big Night in on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire last night. Click HERE to see some photos.
I’m also delighted to announce that I now have a publishing deal with Full Thought.
My limited edition Dandelions vinyl is now being sold at Etch Shop, a wonderful online store from the Tru Thoughts crew.
I’m very much looking forward to playing with my band on Sunday June 5th at The Brunswick again in Hove, the town where I grew up. Sara Mitra will be playing a solo set prior to my sets and she’ll also be doing backing vocals for me – a real treat! Please visit the gigs page for further details.
I’m still buzzing from last night’s Dandelions launch gig at The Forge in Camden. It’s a gorgeous venue and we had a fabulous time. Having a string quartet and a double horn section was a real luxury and I’m determind to do another gig like that again soon! I can’t stop smiling.
Thank you to Apple of My Eye for a great support set and to Sara Mitra, James Allsopp, Fulvio Sigurta, Ivo Neame, Riaan Vosloo, Tim Giles, Kit Massey, Emily Pringle, Louise Parker and Adam Spiers for playing so beautifully.
Thanks also to all my friends, family and new faces who came and supported and for all your lovely comments afterwards and today!
Gearing up for my launch gig on Wednesday June 1st with a full band and string quartet, plus the gorgeous Sara Mitra on backing vocals and The Apple of My Eye playing a support set.
If you’re in and around the London area, please come and help me celebrate!
The Forge, Camden, Delancey Street. There are concessions for students, OAPs and MU members.
Tickets are available here at The Forge website.
The band features:
Me on vocals and guitar, Sara Mitra (bv’s) James Allsopp (bass clarinet and tenor sax), Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet and flugelhorn), Ivo Neame (piano and keys), Riaan Vosloo (double bass), Tim Giles (drums), Kit Massey (violin), Emily Pringle (violin), Louise Parker (viola) and Adam Spiers (cello).
The day has finally arrived. After two years from recording the demos, the months of recording in various locations, to the vinyl and CD pressings, to now. Wow!
My third album, Dandelions is a mainly autobiographical album of songs I’ve written over the last few years so it’s a real ‘me’ album. Riaan Vosloo has written some gorgeous and quirky instrumental arrangements over my guitar and vocal parts and co-produced along with Nostalgia 77′s very talented Benedic Lamdin. Some wonderful musicians are on the album including Ivo Neame, James Allsopp, Sam Crockatt, Fulvio Sigurta, Simon Thorpe, Riaan Vosloo, Dave Smith and Tim Giles, as well as a string quartet. I’m very proud of it and have been told along the way, that it’s hard to categorise. There are jazz elements in there of course, pop, folk, Spanish and Brazilian guitar styles and lots of pretty bits – thanks Riaan!
It is available worldwide on Amazon, HMV and iTunes and don’t forget the limited edition pressing of Vinyl which sounds gorgeous. I’ve been told that vinyl will outlive CDs. We shall see….!
I welcome your comments and if you would like to know the stories about any of the tunes, please feel free to give me a shout!
Enjoy, love Kaz x
A nice review of Dandelions by Chris Parker at LondonJazz. HERE
Dandelions is officially released next Monday 23rd May and it’s available to pre-order now at Amazon, HMV and iTunes xx
I’m very excited that Jamie Cullum played The Dandelion Song on his BBC Radio 2 show last night.
You can listen to the show here for a week HERE about 13 mins in, but don’t just listen to me – there are some amazing tracks from the likes of Hugh Laurie and Gregory Porter.