Kim Richey & The Cadbury Sisters - 12 November 2011
Kim Richey (with Jez Ashurst)
The 15-year musical journey that has led Kim to her latest album, "Wreck Your Wheels" has been a dream run. Aside from two Grammy nominations, she has released five critically acclaimed albums; been listed in the Top 10 Albums in US Time Magazine for her album "Glimmer", and been given 4 stars in Rolling Stone and named Alt-Country Album Of The Year in People Magazine for her album "Rise".
She has written two Number 1s and four Top 10 hits in the USA and singles in the Top 50. She has had her songs recorded by the likes of Trisha Yearwood, The Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless, Suzy Bogguss, Brooks & Dunn and James Morrison among others; sung on albums by Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter and even appeared on a William Shatner record produced by Ben Folds.
She's worked with producer legends such as Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson, Tom Petty) and Hugh Padgham (The Police, XTC, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie) as well as Giles Martin (The Beatles “Love”) and Steve Earle collaborator Richard Bennett, plus she's had her music featured in films and TV and has toured all over the world.
The Cadbury Sisters
Direct descendents of the original Cadbury family, Jessica, 24, Mary 22 and Lucy 19, accompanied by new guitarist Tom Mitchell, are set to take the music world by storm with their hauntingly beautiful acoustic music. They are currently in negotiations with both EMI and Universal Records. Musically the girls have been compared to 2011 ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ Brit Award winner Laura Marling, a London based folk singer. The girls readily agree that Laura has been a huge inspiration and it was Laura’s songs they covered on their very first open mic nights.
The songs of The Cadbury Sisters are the musical equivalent of wolves in sheep's clothing. True enough, they have beautiful, lilting melodies. The songs are full of everything that is great about the current contemporary folk movement. 'Coloured Autumn' alone has shades of The Pierces, Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo and The Webb Sisters. Meanwhile 'Changes' and 'The Sea Has No Back Door' recalls the beautiful songsmithery of Kathryn Williams.
And yet…and yet, when you listen to the lyrics, an entirely different beast emerges. The Cadbury Sisters may sound all sweetness and light, but just below the surface these sisters seem to be serial heartbreakers.