November 30, 2007
2008: First listen to Duffy
Torr has a post that mentions a new Welsh girl singer named Duffy. She looks like a healthier Kate Bosworth and her single Rockferry (video) is very Gerry and the Pacemakers meets Lucky Soul. Definitely someone to watch in 2008 and, I think, more successful at this style than Candi Payne, probably because (Aimee) Duffy is a real belter. Listen also to her Van Morrison-esque song Warwick Avenue on her myspace page. I love artists who write songs about places!
Update Dec 1: Sarah Nixey's partner (beau) Jimmy Hogarth produced Warwick Avenue (a good thing!) and James Banbury, who co-wrote Sarah's songs, plays cello on it. England is a small island.
Note also that this is a Bernard Butler production - her voice would sound great with David McAlmont's! Here is a sample:
Note that is a particularly wailing part of the song. Some might find it shrill, but the rest of the song is not.
Watch her interviewed on Jools Holland now. Major dimples on that chick!