Such was the impact that NAOMI BEDFORD made on our audience last year we jumped at the chance to welcome her back to The Nelson again - a rare exception to our policy of not rebooking guests within three years.
Because: she is an enthralling singer - mellifluous and passionate - who wrings the last drop of drama and emotion from the great ballads of the transatlantic tradition.
Let others add more superlatives:
"An English Emmylou" - Justin Currie (Del Amitri)
"Dreamy, fantastic voice" - Peter Buck (REM)
"What a voice!" - Mike Harding
"A favourite voice of mine I love to hear her sing" - Shirley Collins
"Intoxicating" - Chris Difford (10cc)
"Great voice" - Jools Holland
“We thought she had a fantastic voice" - Phil Hartnoll (Orbital)
And here are just some of the reviews of her most recent album, A History of Insolence
“Brilliant and original in equal parts” - The Independent
“Compelling ... impressive” - The Guardian
“Plenty of passion” - The Telegraph
“(Her voice) is easy to get besotted with” - Ian Anderson (fRoots)
"Unexpectedly wonderful" - Colin Irwin (Mojo Magazine)
"Achingly expressive" - Maverick Magazine
Naomi will, as usual, be accompanied by legendary alt-folk stalwart PAUL SIMMONDS, driving force behind The Men They Couldn’t Hang.
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