Sarah Gillespie: 'The War on Trevor' (tour, reviews & clip)
Hello everyone! Below is some extracts of the great press we received for our launch of the ‘War on Trevor’ at Ronnie Scott's 2 weeks ago. We are continuing to schlep ‘Trevor’ across the UK & hope to see you soon at one of our shows!
24th April - Albion Beatnik Bookshop, Oxford, 25th April, Brutally Honest Rochester; 26th April - Vortex, London, 27th April - Wakefield Jazz ; 28th April St David’s Hall - South Petherton; 27th May - Black Mountain Jazz, Abergavenny; 3rd June Strawberry Hill Jazz Festival, Richmond-upon-Thames, 16th June, 23rd June - Dentdale Festival, 24th July Marlborough Jazz Festival.
***CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WAR ON TREVOR FILM***
‘A brassy Anglo-American babe with an acoustic guitar, Gillespie sung in a mischievous, beat-poet delivery ending her set with The War on Trevor, an ambitious 15 minute jazz-prog epic with a Kafka-esque narrative.’
David Sinclair - The Times
'Beautifully captures the disdain of both society and the state.. but aside from the powerful messages that one is accustomed to expect from Gillespie's albums, the new release also bears her trademark captivating style of music, produced by Gilad Atzmon’.
Mamoon Alabbasi - Palestine Chronicle
‘Sarah Gillespie sings the ‘Shami Chakrabarti Blues’ …in a partly comic, partly deadly serious take on The War on Terror. Gillespie at times resembles the much missed Kirsty MacColl in the way she gets her songs across. (Her) mix of jazz, blues and her own fine lyrics was a hard act to follow. Stephen Graham - JAZZWISE
‘Gillespie embraces politics with a relish familiar in the folk traditions she has absorbed but rarer on the jazz scene… She also sang All of Me like a bluegrass singer who'd gotten into Edith Piaf’ John Fordham - The Guardian
'Jazz star Sarah Gillespie is one of the most captivating singer songwriters on the scene today, and although her themes reveal characteristic political depth, they also have a bitter touch of ironic humour... A winning, witty gig.' John Watson, Express & Star