Jennifer Crook & The Broken Road plus support: Peter James Millson

Fri 14th October, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Jennifer Crook & The Broken Road plus support: Peter James Millson

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

“Exceptional songwriting where the lyrics reign supreme. Fantastic musicianship on stage – pure class” Schtumm Presents

Jennifer Crook returns to Chapel Arts as part of a UK tour to celebrate the release of her highly anticipated new album ‘The Broken Road Back Home. With a stellar band she brings an exciting new musical landscape to a set of songs that encompass themes of perseverance, overcoming, and holding onto hope through darker times. Jennifer’s classic songwriting – with it’s poignant mix of hope and experience – is both timeless and right on time.

Jennifer’s collaborations include Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader and Nashville’s Darrell Scott, touring with Snow Patrol, Declan O’Rourke and many others. She has worked with producers like Stephen W Taylor (Kate Bush) at Real World Studios, appeared live in session for The Bob Harris Show and was invited to contribute to ‘Girl with Guitar’ on BBC Radio 2 celebrating the work of Joni Mitchell. In 2020, Jennifer’s atmospheric single ‘Sea Glass’ was described as ‘deeply poignant’ by Fatea and received national airplay. “I absolutely love that” Mark Radcliffe, The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2.

The new album was co-produced with multi-platinum recording engineer/producer Stuart Bruce (Band Aid, Van Morrison, Art Garfunkel, Madeleine Peyroux, to name a few), who also plays bass in the band, along with Joe Coombs on electric guitars (Yola, Jaime Wyatt, Annie Keating) and award-winning drummer Rob Brian (Goldfrapp, Loreena McKennitt, Siouxsie Sioux) – this will be an evening you won’t want to miss.

Jennifer’s songs remind us that there is beauty to be found in the broken places and love is always showing us the way home.

Peter James Millson

Inspired by a strange combination of mid-80s literate pop, wiry guitar bands, and the songs of Jimmy Webb, PJM has written and recorded six albums to date. Each of them filled with what he thought at the time were the best songs anyone had ever written. That soon wore off, but the music has kept coming, and the life he’s living in the everyday continues to supply material which he goes on to filter through his usual prism of arcane influences.

Signed to Reveal Records at the start of 2021, he is constantly being reminded to get his arse in gear and do some gigs. Playing at the lovely Chapel Arts in Bath will be another chance for him to revel in his love of electric guitar, plangent chords, and songs in the key of life (though not by Stevie Wonder, on this occasion).