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Annie Dressner with Amelia Coburn

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  • Date: 2022-09-23
  • Time: 20:00
  • Location: The Dorothy Pax
  • Venue: Annie Dressner with Amelia Coburn

ANNIE DRESSNER

Annie is excited to embark on her headline tour the ‘I’ve Always Been Like This’ Tour in September 2022, following the release of her single ‘I’ve Always Been Like This’ (2 September, 2022).

Since moving from her hometown of NYC to the UK eleven years ago, singer-songwriter Annie Dressner has garnered rave reviews for her recordings and live performances. From her debut ‘Strangers…’, her EP ‘East Twenties’ and her second full-length ‘Broken…’, Dressner has gone from strength to strength. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories. Her music has drawn comparisons to an up-tempo Mazzy Star, an understated Jenny Lewis, Soccer Mommy & Phoebe Bridgers.

Annie’s songs have received considerable airplay on Radio 2 and 6 Music (Gideon Coe, Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft) and Radio 1 via her cowrite with Saturday Night Gym Club ‘The Nowhere Team.’ She just released her third studio album, ‘Coffee At The Corner Bar’ with producer Paul Goodwin. Along with a set of new original songs, the album includes a Magnetic Fields cover & a co-write with Matthew Caws of Nada Surf.

Annie has collaborated and co-written songs with David Ford, Polly Paulusma, Matthew Caws, The Last Dinosaur, Saturday Night Gym Club, Nigel Stonier & Tim Gordine.

Annie has performed at the Green Man Festival, Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Folk Festival, Cluny2, Green Note, Norwich Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction, Night & Day among countless other venues and has shared stages with Echobelly, Emily Barker, Simone Felice, The East Pointers, David Ford, Lucy Wainwright Roche & Fossil Collective. Last February she co-headlined tours with Polly Paulusma & Luke James Williams. Her music is also in Crucible Films’ ‘Drive Me To The End’ directed by Richard Summers-Calvert.

Recently, she was shortlisted for Female Artist of the Year 2020 by Fatea Magazine. She is half of the duo ‘David Ford & Annie Dressner’ which began after they went on tour in January, and subsequently recorded an album within 48 hours of the tour, that took 48 hours to write and recorded it in one 13 hour live session. The album is titled ’48 Hours with David Ford & Annie Dressner’ and will be released July 2022.

Dressner is able to paint visceral images and transport the listener to the world of the song.” – American Songwriter

“…This album is low key one of the best pop releases of 2020.” –Paste Magazine

Prepare to be moved, uplifted, and swept away. Coffee at the Corner Bar is extraordinary. Its emotional breadth makes it one of the best albums of the year so far, without a doubt. Exceptional.” – Shire Folk

 

AMELIA COBURN

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Finalist and UKE Magazine Breakthrough Artist winner and now English Folk Expo Mentor Scheme participant, Amelia Coburn is a truly stunning solo performer who bears comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Nick Drake with beguiling original folk and jazz influenced songs (many of which have received national airplay on 6music, BBC Radio 2 and RTE1 in Ireland – she can count Mark Radcliffe and Tom Robinson as big fans) who has performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, Costa Del Folk in Ibiza and numerous other events including sell out solo shows in her native North East and elsewhere as well as supporting a diverse range of artists including The Wedding Present, Steve Harley and the late folk legend Vin Garbutt. Building on her successful, recent solo UK tour, Amelia is a truly distinctive voice not to be missed.

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