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Sarah Gillespie is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter renowned for mixing elements of blues, folk and jazz with her distinctive streetwise lyricism. Her four albums ‘Stalking Juliet’ (2009) ‘In the Current Climate’ (2011) ‘Glory Days’ (2014) and Wishbones (2018) were met with four and five star reviews from the Guardian, MOJO, the Independent and Rock and Real, The Arts Desk plus plaudits from iconic musician Robert Wyatt.

As a teenager, Gillespie busked across America and returned to London where she received a first class honours degree in literature and a Masters in Philosophy and Politics. She went on to perform across Europe, the UK and the USA with appearances on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Start the Week and Loose Ends plus airplay on BBC Radio 2, 3 and local stations world wide reaching millions of listeners. Her debut collection of poetry ‘Queen Ithaca Blues’ was published by Oxford’s Albion Beatnik Press.

Sarah Gillespie’s latest album ‘Half Cut’ was recorded in Berlin’s Hansa Studios and is released in February 2024 on Pastiche Records and on vinyl in October 2024 on Renaissance Records.

Her band features Chris Montague – guitar, James Maddren – drums, Conor Chaplin – bass, Tom Cawley – piano / Kit Downes – organ and piano.

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