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Championed by Bob Harris as "one of Britain's greatest singer-songwriters", Angie's music has been dubbed 'English Americana' and she has been compared to Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Though these comparisons are understandable, Angie is actually a very singular songwriter who crosses genres effortlessly and in her own unique way. 'Old Sticks To Scare A Bird' is Angie's latest studio album. Produced and recorded by Cornershop's Alan Gregson, the twelve songs on 'Old Sticks To Scare A Bird' (a line taken from a Yeats' poem) are the result of three years of writing and were conceived of as belonging to an album with two distinct musical 'sides' - side one being a loud one and side two an acoustic one. From the raw power of the opening track, the political fable 'The Ballad of Jack Everyman', to the beautifully orchestrated closing, 'Fresco', these new songs are the finest Angie has yet recorded. Described as "a gifted and original artist" (Maverick) "consummately literate" (Acoustic Magazine) and possessing "a poet's flourish" (Americana UK) those who don't yet know Angie's music will find the new record a good place to start for they will find in these twelve songs the art of the singer-songwriter at its highest. Also available PMCD3 'Road'. PMCD4 'Tales of Light and Darkness'. PMCD5 'Meanwhile, As Night Falls...'
Angie Palmer and The Revelators line up as follows:
Angie Palmer. Guitar Vocals
Steve (Billy) Buckley. Electric Guitars and Lap Steel.
Richard Curran. Violin and Mandolin
Ollie Collins Electric and double bass.
Tim Franks. Drums.
Richard Curran: Violin & Mandolin
Since the 1980s Richard has been a much in demand session musician recording albums with various artists on the Nashville Run River label. During this time he was also working with Bert Jansch (Ornament Tree), Steve Tilston (So It Goes, All Under The Sun, Of Moor & Mesa) Maggie Boyle, Andy Sheppard, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks,
Richard’s classical training has also led to work in film and TV. With composer Richard Mitchell he was awarded the Royal Television Society Award for ‘Best Score’ for the ‘Tenant of Wildfell Hall’
Americana UK remarked that “Curran’s virtuoso violin playing has the ability to move between the sonic attack of Scarlet Rivera on Dylan’s Desire to the haunting, classical beauty of chamber player” and Maverick said “if this came out of Nashville it would be heralded as the second coming.”
Billy Buckley: Guitar
Corinne Bailey Rae
Ollie Collins: Bass Guitar
Manchester based Ollie Collins has played with Badly Drawn Boy, New Order, James Morrison, Cherry Ghost. Carmel, and most recently "Parlour Flames" - a new band featuring Bonehead (Ex Oasis) and Vinny Peculiar.
Tim Franks: Drums
Chris Farlowe and many others.
Quote from Maverick live review: “one of the UK’s finest touring bands”
The Independent on Sunday
Simmy Richman. Sunday, 11 January 2009
Fairytales, folk stories, enchanted forests and fiery lakes – so far so promising, as Angie Palmer's latest perfectly crafted offering gets a Proper release in the January lull.
'Meanwhile' is further proof that what "the British Lucinda Williams" lacks in Americana credentials (she's from Preston), she makes up for with a dues-paying busking-in-Paris past. "The mind has monster great and small/Just waiting for the night to fall" she sings on "Slip Away From Me". Palmer's night should fall more often. Pick of the album: The spooky and epic 'Weeping Wood'
“atmospheric country-folk-rock ....Worth turning the lights down low for”
The Sun ****
“strong on haunting lyrics and atmospherics”
"This is an exquisite collection...a definite one for my albums of the year"
John Tobler ***** Album Of The Month. Country Music People.
"Has a delicious hair-in-the-voice approach that gives her a tough edge over more fey contemporaries...Impressive"
Rob Hughes *** Uncut magazine
"Fine English Americana from a substantial storytelling talent...exudes a convincing fluency in style that's rare among home grown performers." HMV Choice July 2006
"Rare in this world of introspective songwriters Palmer has a truly narrative style at times recalling Dylan and consummately literate... utterly convincing." Acoustic Magazine
"A lyrically sharp album with gritty vocals and powerful music that makes you sit up and listen!" ****Maverick
"A gorgeous, thrusting chunk of guitar strewn Americana that sounds as though it has been torn from the Best of Dylan songbook." MoJo
"Striking fourth release from Preston based songstress... the music flows beautifully, at times recalling the soundscapes of Joni Mitchell's Hejira or Van Morrison's Veedon Fleece." Americana UK
"'Tales of Light & Darkness' is a superb album with quality at every turn... very highly recommended." Fish Records
"This is a magical album, and to resist is madness. Go buy and enrich your lives beyond measure." HiFi Plus
"An album with quality stamped all over it." Blues Matters
FARNCOMBE: St John's Church
St John's Street
Shows are held in the Church or the attached Church Room which have unreserved seating for up to 300 and 120 respectively. The Church Room has a bar selling beers, wines, hot and cold drinks. Parking on street or at nearby Farncombe railway station.