Thu 01 Jan 1970
Jackie Oates is a name synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk music, beguiling audiences with a delicate balance of tradition and reinvention.
Her mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards during a 10-year recording career that began as a member of the nascent Unthanks and has continued with five acclaimed solo albums. Collaborations with Alasdair Roberts, Belinda OHooley and her brother Jim Moray on material thats ranged from traditional ballads to eerie lullabies and rich contemporary songs, Jackie has earned fans beyond the folk scene she grew up in.
Her music has featured on Lauren Lavernes 6 Music show, alternative station XFM and even an upcoming episode of Midsomer Murders. And she was granted a rare honour by having a makeup product named after her by Lush cosmetics. To quote the illustrious Mojo magazine, Jackie Oates enthrals.
A celebrity in the new folk scene
Oates has a clear voice that is at once traditional and modern.
Charming and occasionally jaw-droppingly beautiful
‘English folk-pop…as pretty as some spring mornings.