'In an age where audiences are driven to elation by screeching high-belt notes, special effects and reality TV searches, a touching, raw-voiced storyteller brings us back home to what many subconsciously yearn for - authenticity.' The Stage
Kate Dimbleby and Naadia Sheriff started working together in 2010 with "I'm a Woman" at the New End Theatre in Hampstead - a tribute to past decades of extraordinary but often forgotten female singer-songwriters directed by comedy director Cal McCrystal. The song "Lady with the Braid" by Dory Previn featured in the show and after being asked about it by the audience every night, they decided to re-visit the Dory Previn songbook. In 2012, they released "Beware of Young Girls : the songs of Dory Previn" (chosen in Sunday Times Top Ten Albums) and opened with a live theatre show about Previn's life at the brand new Matcham room at the London Hippodrome. The show toured the UK until and in 2015, they were asked to perform at 59E59 Theatres in New York.
Kate Dimbleby has released five solo albums between 1999 and 2014, produced 6 international theatrical shows and appeared regularly on national radio. Originally classically trained, she started singing as a student at Birmingham University and has toured the world with her one woman shows, selling out venues like the Festival Hall and Ronnie Scotts and working with some of the best jazz musicians in the country.
Kate's new album, SONGBIRDS, is released on Folkstock records on 23rd February and features 10 original songs recorded a capella, layering her voice instead of using instruments, with techniques inspired by learning from vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin in New York.