The Soulful music of Ray Charles and Nina Simone
Polly Gibbons is one of the most respected and talked about singer/songwriters of her generation.
Much esteemed by her contemporaries, Polly has built a reputation as being an original and gifted voice. With warm, rich, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, Polly has been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats bringing her own storytelling and earnest depth alongside unique humour and fun to performances.
Polly has performed at all the leading UK jazz clubs & international festivals. She is a regular at Ronnie Scott's performing with the All Stars. She was a sensational success in the 2015 Jazz Divas series at St. James Studio
Polly's influences are brilliant, broad and inspired ~ from the poetry of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, to the be-bop of Charlie Parker, the soul of Ray Charles; the wails of Mahalia Jackson's gospel & the emotional depth of, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.
Accompanied at the piano by James Pearson, music director of Ronnie Scott's and Chris Dodd on double bass.
"There's a rare sense of joy in her voice, not to mention a depth of blues feeling" - London Evening Standard