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Sarah Gillespie: A Fresh and Original Voice Performs in Norwich, England

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Sarah GillespieNorwich Arts CentreNorwich, UKFebruary 10, 2009 A scat duet featuring saxophonist Gilad Atzmon alongside newcomer Sarah Gillespie may not have been what the audience expected, but the enthusiasm and joy of the artists brought a warm and appreciative response from the crowd. The occasion was Sarah Gillespie's first headlining gig in Norwich, on the day following the British release of her debut album Stalking Juliet (Egea, 2009). On the evidence of this performance, Gillespie ...

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Sarah Gillespie: Stalking Juliet

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Stalking Juliet is the first album from Sarah Gillespie, a UK-based singer and songwriter. Musically and lyrically this record constantly surprises, challenges and rewards in equal measure.

Gillespie has written all of the album's 11 tracks--two of them in collaboration with producer and arranger Gilad Atzmon. The songs have strong melodies and in some cases seductive hooks, but this is not a light and frivolous take on the world. Gillespie gives no indication of self-pity or bitterness but many of ...


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