New singer songwriter, performing at the Chard Festival. Notes from her website:
Maddie Southorn is not just another angry young women with a guitar ( or piano)! She is instead a deft creator of songs that move, inspire and intrigue the listener. Hailing from Bristol in the South West of England, she began writing at an early age, inspired by strong female artists such as Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks and Suzanne Vega.
Her music contains elements of both folk and country but retains a broad appeal. Fans of classical music, RnB and even Dance music like Maddie Southorn's songs. Her lyrics, drawn from personal experience and observation, touch people and the melodies evoke moods and feelings as powerfully as a particular scent can trigger the memory of another time and place. Maddie's extraordinary voice blends like another instrument to create songs that stay with you for days afterwards.
Maddie has been successfully promoting her debut album Unlikely Prom Queen in and around her hometown of Bristol where she is fast proving herself to be a sensitive and charismatic performer. Indeed, her mesmerizing appearance at the 2002 Orange Ashton Court Festival won her many new fans. She has attracted favourable reviews not only from local media but also from critics across the Atlantic.
Maddie has just finished recording a new EP entitled Hollow, which sees her treading a rootsier path. With London gigs and festival appearances already in the pipeline for this year it looks like this is surely just the beginning for an artist whose work is always evocative, always uncompromising and always relevant.