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Sharon Lewis & Katy Carr - 14 September 2007

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After touring the world and releasing albums as one half of the female duo Pooka. Queen of melody Sharon Lewis is now performing songs from her debut solo album The Hour Lilies. Much revered for her tender and heartfelt songs, Sharon has collaborated with artists such as Orbital, Rob Ellis ( PJ Harvey ) and most recently world music pioneers 1 Giant Leap.

"so fine!’s almost worrying" ****Q magazine - "a stunning debut!" Music Maker

Katy Carr:

Katy Carr is a Polish-British singer, musician, songwriter and aviator. She has released four albums: Screwing Lies (2001), Passion Play (2003),Coquette (2009), and Paszport (2012) on Madame Deluce Recordings. Her fourth album Paszport was released in Poland on 17 September 2012 and on Madame Deluce Recordings in the United Kingdom on 11 November 2012. A multi instrumentalist, Carr variously plays a vintage electric Wurlitzer piano, ukulele and banjolele which feature on her recordings with her group, Katy Carr and the Aviators. Carr's dulcet and often haunting vocals have been heard everywhere from the Royal Opera House to Glastonbury Festival.

Definitely one for the Mercury Prize Jury to consider’ The Times

‘Resonant, if slightly mad, debut by alt - folk star in waiting’ Q ****

‘Second album from English dance-folk prodigy. ’ Uncut ***

‘The DIY ethos of punk is back. Singer-songwriter Katy Carr shun’s the major labels to make music on her own terms . ’ The Friday Review - Feature on Katy Carr in The Independent

‘Katy Carr heralds the arrival of a fresh and unique talent. An eccentric and eclectic writer of sensual and sexy self -penned folk songs, delivered with verve and humour… definitely someone to watch out for...’ Dotmusic

‘At a time when the talentless rule the airwaves, it’s refreshing to hear someone who can actually cut it. ’ Team satan

‘Odd and brilliant. ’ Mojo ****