What unites Liverpool born and Newcastle upon Tyne based Kathryn Williams’ songs is confidence, precision, grace and an eye for the small details that illuminate large ideas. “It¹s about having a complex idea and then working out how to explain that simply,” she says. “Songwriting is an addiction in a way. When I sit down and write a song it just make sense. A lot of singer-songwriters use thousands of words and it¹s all vanity. It doesn’t have the ring of truth. I don¹t want to use clever words, I just want the listener to get an image. I want it to have physical impact. When I get a lovely image I get a warm feeling inside. That¹s the magic. Where did that come from? How brilliant is that?”
Kathryn’s 11th album has been inspired by Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Bell Jar’. The album, ‘Songs From The Bell Jar’ will be launched in May on One Little Indian Records.
‘Ever since 2000’s Mercury-nominated Little Black Numbers, Kathryn Williams has remained one of Britain’s best, most surprising, and uncompromising singer-songwriters.’ BBC Music
Wymondham’s Johnny Steinberg has…”a great way of storytelling and introducing his songs, plenty of dry wit between songs and a whole lot of depth within them covering a range of subjects.” Richard Shashamane norwichblog.com
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