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A rare evening with four outstanding talents, with Canadian Singer/Songwriter David Blair headlining and Staffordshire local Shelly Quarmby hosting at a private location, with details only released to purchased ticket holders.
Born and raised in Vancouver, he has released 4 albums and played over 500 shows across North America from LA to New York. He is currently planning the release of his 5th studio album and is on a European tour, and is currently based in Berlin.
David recently signed a deal with 7us Records from Germany for Germany, Austria and Switzerland! His first single released to radio there will be on Valentine's Day.
David Blair has been support for the world famous band Nickelback, holds 3 honourable mentions for the USA Billboard songwriting contest amongst others, has over 130,000 views on his YouTube channel and has played over 500 shows all over North America.
“Fantastic! Brilliant!” Hit Songwriter-Stephan Moccio
"Absolutely contagious!" Famed Opera Star -Measha Brueggergosman
“His eclectic collection of acoustic-pop songs provide an unforgettable soundtrack for any occasion." - Performing Songwriter Magazine.
Piano driven hooks, auto-biographical lyrics and a blend of wilfully honest and strikingly powerful vocals. In 2007 Shelly entered "Love's Not All There Is To It" into the BBC New Talent for songwriters competition and got through in which she was one of only 60 participants across the UK to attend a weekend of collaborative song writing with highly acclaimed songwriters and producers. In August 2008 she arrived in Toronto, Canada to record her debut, a 6-song EP. She recorded "Change" the EP at Greenpail Studios with TIm Branton of Inside Music (Carole Pope, The Fembots, Crash Kelly, The Novaks, Jane Siberry, Ron Hawkins,The Lowest of the Low). With nominations by The Independent Singer-Songwriter Awards, an honourable mention in the 2008 Unisong Songwriting Competition, she returned to the UK to promote and gig with the EP.
"sensual...with moments of heart-stopping magic."
After a return to the UK to promote and gig with the EP and performing in venues such as The Bedford, London, The Jam House, Birmingham and back to Toronto and showcases in New York, 2012 saw Shelly develop the songs into a foundation for workshops to inspire people in challenging circumstances. Whilst also writing new music and collaborating with various new song writers to complete new projects including recordings using just the voice, the "Embracing Change" workshop is on the road to inspire and engage audiences.
- "She was an instant hit with the [audience] as they instantly warmed to her powerful country-tinged vocals and keyboard playing as she belted out five emotionally-charged songs" -
Shelly's songs captivate; a blend of country, pop and rock inspired by great songwriters such as Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman, Carole King and Beth-Nielsen-Chapman. Musically, vocally, eclectically, she is in the middle of where Norah Jones meets Kelly Clarkson or Sarah McLachlan meets Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks). Comparative to female singer-songwriters such as Paula Cole, Chantal Kreviazuk, Jewel, Vonda Shepard and Sarah McLachlan her songs are powerful and emotive, they will leave you wanting more.
A Shropshire local and recent overall winner of the National "Open Mic UK" Competition. Singer/Songwriter Heidi Browne was a BBC Introducing Pick for 2013. She was also shortlisted for Jamie Cullum's Big Audition in 2011 and has released two albums of original songs which have been featured on BBC 6Music, Amazing Radio and a host of regional stations.
BBC Radio 2's Tom Robinson described her song 'G.I.R.L.F.R.I.E.N.D' as "immaculate". Shortly after, the song was picked up by International Publishing Label 'Massive Talent'.
Based in Birmingham, UK, Driftwood Store are making a name for themselves in the UK Folk Circuit, multi instrumentalists Che and Katherine sing with beautiful harmonies, and a wonderfully engaging performance. A set not to be missed!