Thu 01 Jan 1970
Bella Hardy, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2014, tours her eagerly anticipated new album With The Dawn; a heartfelt collection of self-composed songs which tell a story of travel, of choices, of lessons unlearned, and also of hope. One of the most creative, prolific and original singers in the UK, her captivating voice inhabits her music and spins her narratives with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity.
Bella writes: “With The Dawn is the musical record of the busiest and most complicated time of my life. I was always on tour; alone, with different bands; I travelled across the Atlantic for the first time, with one trip to Canada and another to America; I won the folk singer award, I turned 30, I was single, I was exhausted, I was jubilant. I was constantly questioning. I try to make sense of the world through writing, but I haven’t put that writing out in such a direct manner before.”
The With The Dawn Band compliment Bella’s breath-taking vocals and narrative fiddle with a powerful and evocative mix of banjo, piano, electronics and drums. With roots firmly within the folk tradition, songs written straight from the heart, and bold steps into a new world of sound and expression, this is a performance not to be missed.
…unveiled, committed, uncontrived, persuasive, passionate, empowering, and utterly wonderful
Beautifully crafted and conceived with poetic flair