The Vortex & Cafe OTO celebrate Evan Parker's 70th. 21, 23, 25 Oct at The Vortex
“Brilliant, the beeâ€™s knees.” Robert Wyatt
“Gillespieâ€™s spiky lyrical gift is utterly distinctive.” The Metro, July 2013
Sarah Gillespie‘s music is a fusion of jazz, folk and blues knitted together by poetic, streetwise lyricism. The Guardianâ€™s jazz critique John Fordham describes Gillespie as “(joining) Bob Dylanâ€™s lyrical bite and languid delivery to the forthrightness of Joni Mitchell, with a little rap-like percussiveness thrown in, she is an original.”
Sarahâ€™s band features Enzo Zirilli on drums, Ben Bastin on double bass and Kit Downes on piano.
21st January 2014
Sarah Gillespie was born to an American Mother, and British Father. Â Although she was raised in Norfolk, England she made many trips to Minnesota where she was inspired [...]