Singer, songwriter and unique performer Thea Gilmore returns for a twelve date UK tour in late May/June 2014. Her first since the massive success of her 2013 album Regardless, a Radio 2 Album of the Week, featuring the hit single 'Love came looking for me'.
The album (her 14th) follows on from her acclaimed album with Sandy Denny's unfinished work: 'Don't Stop Singing'. The single from it 'London', was used extensively in the BBC TV coverage of the Olympic Games.
Gilmore’s stock has never been higher :-
On Regardless Thea hooks up with collaborators Seadna Mac Phail (Elbow) Danish producers The Suppliers (Ron Sexsmith, Martha Wainwright) and string arranger Pete Whitfield (Plan B). To create an album that feels like a natural evolution of Gilmore’s song-writing talents and fiercly independent status.
Gilmore’s fans have had the privilege of watching her sensibility and musicianship develop from her first album, Burning Dorothy, released when she was just 19. Throughout, Gilmore has held firmly to her artistic and intellectual integrity, turning down several offers from major labels, keeping creative control of her music and her image, and in recent years taking advantage of the opportunities the digital world offers.
Her razor sharp lyrics, melodic flair and honey toned voice have received acclaim and admiration by wide ranging contemporaries such as Bruce Springsteen and Joan Baez.
“Regardless confirms Gilmore has a mainstream audience. A mature and impressive album” – Sunday Times Culture
“Album number 14 assuredly finds her on frank, fearless form” **** – Mirror
“Astonishingly purposeful, savvy Gilmore's new album is rich and rigorously orchestrated. A musician of searing talent” **** -Daily Telegraph
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