NAOMI BEDFORD - July 4, 2016

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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