Jennifer Crook and Broken Road

Sat 25th September, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Jennifer Crook and Broken Road

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“I urge you to give this a listen. This is contemporary songwriting and performing at it’s best” Maverick*****

Singer/songwriter and musician, Jennifer is thrilled to be back with a stellar new band. Embarking on a bold new journey she brings together some of the finest musicians in the South West and an exciting new musical landscape to her latest collection of timeless songs. With themes of perseverance and overcoming, seeking out beauty and belonging in a broken world, and the quest for home… these are songs for our times.

Jennifer Crook’s classic songwriting with its poignant mix of hope and experience will touch a nerve with many a soul. Rooted in contemporary folk and Americana, Jennifer’s solo albums have received critical acclaim from BBC Radio 2, Bob Harris, and the national press. ‘Sea Glass’ released in April 2020 was described as ‘deeply poignant’ by Fatea Magazine and received national airplay. “I absolutely love that”, Mark Radcliffe, The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2.

Jennifer has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and at festivals and venues across the UK. Collaborations include Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine, Nashville’s Darrell Scott, Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands), Andy Davis (The Korgis), Beth Porter and many others. Her crowd-funded album ‘Carnforth Station’, ‘A superb record’ (Folk Radio UK), was produced at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios by Stephen W Tayler (Kate Bush). She has appeared Iive in session for Bob Harris and was asked to contribute to the BBC Radio 2 programme ‘Girl with Guitar’ about the legendary Joni Mitchell.

In 2021 Jennifer is returning to her songwriting roots. She is currently working in collaboration with recording engineer and producer Stuart Bruce on her eagerly-anticipated fifth album, which will be available to pre-order on the night.

“”Simply stunning…in a changing and contentious world it’s reassuring to know that there are wonderfully talented artists like Jennifer Crook” Fatea live review

“Heart-wrenchingly gorgeous music” Roots and Fusion

“A vocalist of sublime power” fRoots

“A class act” R2****

The band

Electric/Acoustic Guitars: Joe Coombs has toured internationally with an array of artists such as Yola, Jamie Wyatt, Sam Morrow, Robbie Cavanagh, Alice Wallace and Lynne Hanson.

Keyboards: Daan Temmink is a Dutch jazz pianist, session musician and a film & TV composer based in the UK. He’s toured extensively throughout Europe with many different artists and worked with the Three Degrees, Charlie Jones and on albums at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios alongside David Rhodes and Ged Lynch.

Acoustic/Electric Bass: Stuart Bruce is a producer, recording engineer, musician and educator with multiple Platinum and Gold albums to his name. He has worked with artists such as Madeleine Peyroux, Yes, Van Morrison, Bonnie Tyler, Duran Duran, Susheela Raman and Art Garfunkel amongst many others.

Drums: Robert Brian is an award winning session/touring drummer who’s worked with a variety of artists including: Goldfrapp, Lorenna McKennitt, Siouxsie Sioux, Peter Gabriel, Miles Kane, Simple Minds. He’s also a drum educator performing drum clinics and masterclasses online and in person around the world.