Hannah White (Band) with special guest Michele Stodart – Cancelled

Thu 5th May, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Hannah White (Band) with special guest Michele Stodart - Cancelled

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London-based singer-songwriter Hannah White, whose 2020 album Hannah White and the Nordic Connections won rave reviews and a UK Americana Award nomination, is back with a stunning new example of her emotionally piercing song craft.

‘About Time’ is a powerful collection of the most heartfelt americana noir penned and produced by AMA UK award nominee, Hannah White; due for release in May 2022.

The singer-songwriter has toured and collaborated with some of America’s most revered musicians including Viktor Krauss (Robert Plant, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss) & Grammy award-winning bluegrass giant Tim O’Brien. Significant acclaim was received for her previous album which was recorded in Bergen with her Norwegian band ‘‘The Nordic Connections’. Nominated for Best Album 2020, five star reviews poured in praising White’s vocals, emotion & intelligent lyrics citing her music as “honest and unflinching” (W21 Music, UK) commenting on “the restraint, the range, the softness, the clarity…all appropriately placed in delivering this masterpiece” (Fatea Magazine, UK) and naming it as “one of the best americana albums of 2020 (Musikk Nyheter, Norway”/ “One of the best albums of the year” (2ser Radio, Australia). Tracks from the self-titled release were picked up by BBC Radio 2 and added to 6 Spotify Official playlists; Hannah White headlined the Bergen International Americana Festival and earned herself a feature in Billboard Magazine.

Hannah White established a profile for herself as a solo artist following acclaim for her album ‘Elephant Eye’ which received BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing attention as well as national press coverage.

In May, Hannah White & Keiron Marshall will be touring the UK with AMA UK Award Winner (Instrumentalist of the Year) Michele Stodart from The Magic Numbers, on bass as well as featuring as their special guest to open the shows.

Michele Stodart

Michele Stodart is a solo artist as well as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter with much-loved, double-platinum selling The Magic Numbers. After almost a decade of touring world-wide with the band, in 2012, Michele self-released an album of her own songs, Wide-Eyed Crossing, a southern-drenched journey into Americana country blues. “I never thought I’d release a solo album, but I needed closure from those songs, so recording them was the only way to truly move on.” Michele later signed to none other than Bjork’s record label One Little Indian, releasing her second album Pieces in 2016. These albums, as well as Michele’s intimate, heart-wrenching live performances helped her gain recognition for her solo material and proved she is an artist and songwriter in her own right.

In-between recording and touring, Michele has been building a name for herself as musical director, curator and collaborator for a range of events, from International Women’s Day, for festival stage takeovers. She promotes regular monthly nights at Camden’s legendary Green Note which she curates and hosts together with her brother, Romeo. Using her skills as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has also led to many collaborative projects on stage and in the studio, with artists such Billy Bragg, Kathryn Williams, David Ford, Ren Harvieu, Charlie Dore, David Kitt, O’Hooley & Tidow amongst many others.

In 2019 Michele graced our screens in the Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis blockbuster film ‘Yesterday’. She was chosen for her role in the movie due to her melodic bass playing and electric, enigmatic stage presence. Working alongside Boyle, Curtis and musical composer Daniel Pemberton, both Michele’s bass and vocals are featured on the Abbey Road Studios movie soundtrack, reinterpreting The Beatles most beloved hits. Since then Michele has turned her hand to writing for sync (film & tv) and is working on building up her profile within that industry.

Currently Michele is at the final stages of her third solo album with hope for a release later this year.

“To say that Michele’s songs are ‘rich’ is rather an understatement – it has become the norm for the majority of people at her gigs to leave either speechless, or (and more often the case) crying…. Michele’s solo music is truly breathtaking.” – For Folk’s Sake

“Steeped in languid melancholy… [it] sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton, Judee Sill… Emmylou Harris or Gillian Welch… ‘Pieces’ may just be the most impressive record she’s ever made” – 8/10 – Uncut