Today I had the pleasure of going out on a photoshoot with the delightful Alex Sheppard, she is an Anti-folk superstar, and I have to say I’m quite a fan. These photos mark her signing with Jigsaw House, if you wish to listen to her gorgeously quirky lyrics and brilliant guitar playing then you can do so over at: www.myspace.com/alexsheppard
Jigsaw House Presents…
In a musical world full of manufactured bands and boring indie, Alex is an anti-folk princess with quirky lyrics and catchy riffs that are a welcome relief to music fans. Originally from Norwich but now living in London, Alex is now kicking up a storm with music fans, venues and industry professionals between the two cities. With London gigs planned between now and the end of the year Alex is sure to continue this success.
Her musical career has gone from strength to strength after being a finalist in the Eastern Daily Press’s Next Big Thing Competition in 2006 and then spending a year busking around Europe and playing with a ladyboy cabaret band in Thailand. More recently, she has played Latitude festival, opened for ex-Libertines frontman Carl Barat’s band Dirty Pretty Things and has been featured in NME magazine.
2009 has seen Alex featured on a variety of BBC Radio shows from Steve Lamaq to Huw Stephens to Zane Lowe, who praised her “great lyrics” and declared himself a fan. With her uniquely real style of music, quirky character and absolute musical passion, she is certainly an artist to keep your eye on over the next eighteen months.
UK Live Dates
13th October 2009 – Monkey Chews – Chalk Farm, London
18th October 2009 – Albert & Pearl – Islington, London
25th October 2009 – Oxjam Festival – Norwich, Norfolk
27th October 2009 – Monkey Chews – Chalk Farm, London
10th November 2009 – Monkey Chews – Chalk Farm, London
15th November 2009 – Albert & Pearl – Islington, London
24th November 2009 – Monkey Chews – Chalk Farm, London
4th December 2009 – The Good Ship – London
Guestlist, interviews and CDs available upon request.
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