Sound Of Songs
‘Sound of Songs’ is about beauty, warmth, words and melody and about allowing the space for the audience and the artist to connect more directly in an intimate and acoustic setting. Attending a SoS night is an experience not to miss if you love songs that tell a story, and voices that will inspire thought and feeling.
Paul McClure is a singer songwriter from Rutland, England. The passing world is the fodder for Paul’s characters and story lines. Paul has embarked on a solo career. He has an album of new songs due for release on Clubhouse Records later this year and plenty of demand for his solo show, including appearances at Maverick, Wood, Y-Not and Truck Festivals this summer.
“Paul is an incredibly talented songwriter with big, catchy melodies. His songs are at times very humorous, rebellious, sometimes sad but always refreshingly honest. His material is like him – confident, highly original and totally individual.” – Think Country Magazine
Simeon Turtle is a singer/songwriter armed with an acoustic guitar and a thousand pretty melodies. Simeon has ran around four continents, sprinkling fairy dust and writing about the extra-ordinary human condition. She sings with heartfelt lyrics and pared back vocals, influenced by an eclectic record collection & trips on the back of a motorbike
“She plays beautiful folk music in the line of Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell and as a lyric-writer, this girl is second to none … The EP congeals together perfectly, with humour and heartbreak becoming bedfellows rather than distancing themselves.” – James Kitchen, Fringe Culture Blog
Anglo-Dutch singer and songwriter Gitta de Ridder sings things as they are. The simplicity of her songwriting leaving the space for her heart-filled vocals to purvey the words in their purest form. Inspired by modern folk artists such as Anais Mitchell and Iron & Wine she has been playing and releasing her songs since early 2015 which led to appearances on Dutch national TV and Radio and support from BBC introducing and several local stations in the UK.
An engaging lady who has the ability to mesmerise and draw an audience into the magical world of her songs. A world full of feeling, warmth, kindness, honesty, joy and sadness. Her folkpop songs with beautifully poetic but also conversational lyrics go straight to the heart and are performed on a bed of warm fingerpicked guitar topped by a voice full of character and emotion.
“Her remarkable voice is given the space and attention it deserves. She really is a wonderful singer.” – Alex Gallacher ‘Folk Radio UK’ on the ‘Come Find Me’ EP
“In a world where there’s no shortage of fine female singer/songwriters, make no mistake, de Ridder’s up there with the best of them” – Acoustic Magazine UK