CANDI CARPENTER: Rolling Stone calls Candi Carpenter “a devastatingly direct singer with a gospel foundation, a Janis Joplin obsession and an axe to grind.” To The Point Music says, “Candi Carpenter is one of those once in a lifetime talents.” Originally from Lansing, Michigan, Carpenter spent her early childhood touring the Midwestern United States with her family’s gospel band, The Carpenter’s (no, not The Carpenters you might have heard of). At age fourteen she traded high school for the stages of Nashville, Tennessee’s Lower Broadway bars. In 2019, Candi made her Grand Ole Opry Debut, and returned to the hallowed stage later that year to perform “Little Sparrow” on the BBC’s “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at The Grand Ole Opry.” Dolly has been quoted as saying, “Candi Carpenter is one of the greatest singer/songwriters I’ve ever heard, bar none. I became a fan when I heard some demos and said, ‘That girl’s a star. I think you’ll agree.’”
When The Asteroid Comes, Candi’s debut solo EP released in April of this year, was produced by Grammy Award winner, Brandi Carlile, who also contributed background vocals to the project. Brandi told Forbes Magazine, “Candi has a story to tell and a voice that is honestly out of this world.” Carpenter’s side project, Church of Roswell, also released an EP in 2021 and made their overseas debut virtually during Americanafest UK. Here Comes Church of Roswell consists of five new songs that embody the group’s affinity for mysticism, introspection, and honesty, and features Jason Isbell’s band, the 400 Unit. Already receiving critical attention, UNCUT praises, “In another timeline, Church of Roswell would be that perfect slow Sunday-morning festival discovery, as if The Lonely Island were a boy-girl country duo who watched too much X Files…their voices are sweet and strong, even when they’re singing about true crime podcasts and ‘the problem with werewolves.”
Support: JADE HELIWELL is a singer-songwriter from West Yorkshire. Her style is a notably British blend of pop and country. Influenced by the likes of Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton, as well as more contemporary artists such as Taylor Swift, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini.
2019 was a huge year for Jade with performances at some incredible festivals including the UK’s largest Country festival Country to Country (C2C), Buckle and Boots and Millport Country Music Festival . She released new singles ‘Stormchaser’ (added to the Wild country playlist amassing over 200k streams) & ‘Put It On You’ . She became an Orange Amps Artist and won British Country Music Awards (BCMA) for the Video and Song of the year. She wrapped up the year with the release of her new single ‘Stay’.