Sun 27 Apr 2014
Krystle Warren is a singer-songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri, currently touring the world with Rufus Wainwright, blessed not only with a voice that slides effortlessly from smoky depths to gilded heights, but also the ability to craft intoxicating songs of love and its loss, and to convey them to an audience with warmth and wit.
On her last solo UK dates she was backed by Bluegrass virtuosi, The Wagon Tales review, but the November jaunt will feature her voice and guitar unadorned and with a vocal approach that has been likened to those of Nina Simone and Jeff Buckley not comparisons to be made lightly that is an excellent thing.
Krystle writes honest love songs with a gleam in her eye and wry aside thrown in for good measure. An incredible talent like this is not to be missed. Her songs have an emotional intensity few can match, soul baring, chest beating and fragile its all in there. The songs range from full on complex arrangements to just her and her instrument, either way this girl is in for the long haul.
There is no Krystle Warren-shaped pigeon-hole, she being equally at home at the London Jazz Festivals Jazz Voice evening at the Barbican alongside the likes of Kurt Elling and Natalie Merchant; supporting country singer Diana Jones at Union Chapel; touring with the high priests of vocal play Naturally 7; or appearing alongside Green Gartside, Lisa Hannigan, Teddy Thompson, Robyn Hitchcock, Scott Matthews and Vashti Bunyan on the Way To Blue The Songs of Nick Drake tour.
‘Warrens talents are extraordinary. She has an octave-hopping voice that glides between languid and urgent, and music that hovers between funk, folk and jazz, between Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone… shes the real deal.’
‘Theres something alluringly familiar about Krystle Warren. She instantly sounds classic
we are certainly in the presence of a mighty talent.’
‘Warrens thrilling debut album fully lives up to expectations… its all uncontrived and near faultless really.’