Lady Nade plus support Simeon Hammond Dallas
Sunday 9th October 2022, 7.30pm
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step Lady Nade is soaring into 2022 with her Official Americana and Folk Charting third album ‘Willing’ which features two AMAUK UK Song Of The Year nominations ‘Willing’ (2022 nomination and Song of the year Winner ) and ‘Ain’t One Thing’ (2021 nomination) Both songs that carry the message of the positive connection between music, well-being and the importance of equality and diversity within the arts.
Often being told that black females only sing soul R&B or jazz has always quietly been playing on Lady Nade’s mind, however during her creative process the one thing that is always at the center is staying true to her art regardless of the genre.
This Bristolian folk/ Americana songwriter fills your heart with words and melodies that nourish the mind, body and soul. She started writing poems and songs as a form of healing from grief, learning that loss and grief isn’t something one can recover from alone and with her music and recipes she creates a communal experience that everyone can enter into on their own terms, performing in venues across her native city of Bristol, her work developed into a calling to connect with her fans on a deeper level and help lead them through life’s complicated tapestry with the healing power of music. She pours creativity into every song, often lavishing them with a recipe to match
Lady Nade’s 2021 album ‘Willing’ continues to be a huge success reaching the hearts of so many, gaining airplay on BBC Radio 2 Mark Radcliffe Folk Show, BBC Radio 6 Cerys Matthews, Ralph McLean, Northern Ireland & BBC Radio Ulster , BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Wiltshire and Bristol as well as several online publications including; Folk Radio, Americana UK, Black Ballad UK, Maverick, RNR The Guardian and Holler.
Her performances are like a reunion. Share a room with her, and she’ll give you her story. All of it. The joys and sorrows. You will love her for it, and she will love you back.
Support comes from Simeon Hammond Dallas, a singer-songwriter from London’s Camden Town. An overactive mind and a desire to live a life like a travel montage from a rom-com provide the inspiration for her music; a bluesy country-soul amalgamation. An enemy of dichotomy, her music is soft and vulnerable while packing a punch at the same time.
January 2019 saw the release of her debut self released single, Wild Woman. A country-rock feminist anthem and predecessor of the debut EP Manic Pixie Dreams, which crosses genres from folk, country, blues, and soul. tied together with a strong acoustic guitar and a powerhouse of a voice.
In 2020 Simeon was listed among the ten top black female country artists to look out for in several publications. The year also saw the release of two singles, Eat and August, ahead of her second EP, Make It Romantic, scheduled for release in 2022
“Absolutely loving this. Just listen to the tone of voice she has. Bet that one goes down an absolute treat live, would love to see that.” – BBC Intro London
“A fresh, young take on Country, Simeon’s voice is equal parts melancholic and powerful, making her music a soothing balm for a broken heart.” – Belles and Gals
“It’s too rare that we get to hear a new voice that knocks us off our feet. Simeon’s the latest to do just that, with her powerful bluesy stomp and kick. A thrill to discover.” – The Folkroom