We are all in the basement, but some of us are looking up at the stars… Stargazing is all about spotting those stellar new artists and giving them a place to shine each month. Expect some unlikely constellations where talent might be the only thing they have in common. And all from the subterranean comfort of the charming Green Note basement.
Tonight featuring KATY HURT + DANIELLE LEWIS + CHARLIE HENDREN….
If Bon Jovi’s anthemic hooks met Dolly Parton’s tenderness and country stylings thats the sweet spot where you would find Katy Hurt. Accompanied by her phenomenal band, consisting of killer blues guitar, groovy bass and drums as steady as a train, Katy’s vocals are clear and unwaveringly haunting as she delivers her country truths. Katy Hurt has lived a whole lot of country for an artist who’s yet to hit 20. American culture is stamped on her singer-songwriter soul, from a childhood partly spent living there with her family. Then she returned to the UK to put her love of Nashville sounds and styles to very good use. Hence the rapid emergence of one of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning British Country/Americana scene.
Hurt’s confident, distinctive EP Pieces Of Me is the latest evidence of a career that’s already produced an iTunes UK Country No. 1 in last year’s ‘Love You More,’ among other successes. Next comes a debut album, fuelled by her considerable experience as a songwriter and as a vivacious and magnetic performer.
“Danielle’s unique music does something very rare in the singer-songwriter world – she exudes happiness and joy, her songs are light, her smile fills the room. She has a rare and organic natural warmth that shines through the music. Where most wallow, she soars.” – Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales
2016 saw Danielle Lewis being invited onto BBC Wales’ Emerging Talent Horizons Project for 2016 developing new, independent contemporary music in Wales and sole female artist among the 12 acts chosen.
Danielle played prime festival slots at The Great Escape, Truck festival and Festival No. 6 as well as a recording session with her band at Maida Vale Studios in November 2016.
Danielle’s 3rd EP ‘FLY’ is out now on Folkstock Records and proudly funded by Arts Council of Wales.
”Bridging two languages with one voice.” – Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 3