20/11/2012

DAISY CHAPMAN



www.daisychapman.com
















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"Of A Lifetime" performed by "Crippled Black Phoenix"
Lead vocals Daisy Chapman
Original song by "Journey"

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QUOTES
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“Wow! is the only justified expression of our feelings when listening to the crystal clear voice and the melancholic piano play of the British singing nightingale Daisy Chapman. Her third album ‘Good Luck Songs’ is a must have for every music fan with her eight own new compositions and a heavenly beautiful version of Tom Waits’ classic song ‘Tom Traubert’s Blues’. Please buy this charming album asap and get instantly convinced.“ – www.rootstime.be

"[Good Luck Songs ist) Ein Album von einer Musikerin, die ihr Handwerk versteht und die weiß, wie sie die Instrumente einzusetzen hat." Folknews.de 

Das Zusammenspiel von Stimme, Piano und kammermusikalischem Background ist einzigartig, noch ein wenig persönlicher als bisher schon. Ein neuerliches Klangwunder von einer Künstlerin, die man bei passender Gelegenheit unbedingt auch einmal auf der Bühne erleben sollte. - Country Jukebox 

"Daisy Chapman is another UK singer with that same rare gift from above in her voice, and I am really, really, really glad to have been given the chance to hear her new album before it is out there. The bookers for “Later…with Jools Holland” should be sent this record fast." -
Music Republic Magazine

"If this stunning album is not nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award – and any other eligible awards come to that – for ‘album of the year’ – there is no justice.  But Ms. Daisy Chapman is a star, with or without trophies to prove it. Just listen…that’s all the proof we should need." - Music Republic Magazine

“Instantly captivating.” - The Independent

“Watch this woman, she’ll go far.”
- BBC Introducing

 "... Songwriter-Pop, der den Spagat zwischen Norah Jones und Beth Orthon schafft. "Jealous Angels" hat beinahe die Wucht eines SOAP&Skin-Songs." - Rolling Stone, 12/2012

English version:  "....manages to accomplish the obscure split between Norah Jones and Beth Orton. “Jealous Angels” has almost the power of a Soap&Skin song."   
 - Rolling Stone Magazine, Germany

"The great part about it is that she can pull back in a delicate manner where just as it approaches fey range, she pushes it back up into powerful registers. " - Folkworld
  
"[Daisy Chapman] ist auf dem Weg in die erste Liga" - FrieBo 44/2013

"But the strong storytellers among the singer songwriters do exist!" - Lie in the Sound

"'Shameless Winter' features Chapman offering beautiful melodies on the piano, supported by varying instruments and her own voval style." The CD Critic, Oct. 2013

"Daisy Chapman (...) is a reassuring presence: a more complex and clever lyricism puts her a step higher than the solitary and melancholy proposed soft-country. This is because she plays the piano and not the guitar and it is because she exhibits a reality more varied in style." - Ondarock, Italy

Die meisten Stücke rufen ein wenig Melancholie wach, stimmen aber keineswegs traurig – eher besinnlich. -  Bernd Stephan, 60 Minuten

Stories voll Eindringlichkeit, voll stillschweigender Bedeutung – Carina Parange, jazzdimensions

Bis zur letzten Minute hat der Hörer wirklich das Gefühl, eine lange Geschichte erzählt zu bekommen. Und in jedem neuen Kapitel erhält man eine neue Überraschung, die mit einem kleinen Handwerkzeugkasten Dinge schafft, welche anderen Interpreten trotz Riesenproduktionen nicht zugänglich sind. – CDStarts.de

Chapmans Stimme wirkt hell, fein und fragil - und überrascht dann mit einer Kraft und Ausdrucksstärke, die den Vergleich mit anderen großen Vokalartistinnen nicht zu scheuen braucht. – taz 


(…) Daisy Chapman aus Bristol trumpft mit einer Urgewalt von Folkstimme, schnörkellosem Klavierspiel und ungebrochenem englischen Singer-Songwriter- Ernst auf (...)
- 26.03.2015  Neue Westfälische (About Amercian Songbirds Festival)


(...) Kyrie Kristmanson gehört, mit Rachelle Garniez, Daisy Chapman und Ashia (& the Bison Rouge) zu den Liedermacherinnen einer neuen Generation, die als “American Songbirds” hinreißend neue, auch textlich intelligente Wege zwischen Folk, Pop, Klassik und Jazz gehen. 
- WAZ  13.04.2015 (About Amercian Songbirds Festival)
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BBC Project "World War One at Home". 

Daisy Chapman  was asked to write a Song for the BBC Project "World War One at Home". Based on letters to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brain, whose husband died at the front, Chapman wrote the beautifully haunting Lovesong "Last December" which was airplayed on Radio and TV.
Please find more information on the BBC website down below and here.

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Daisy Chapman is Artist of the Week!

Daisy Chapman is featured with an Interview and Concert-Preview by British Online Magazine Venue. There is also a reference to the review for her Album "Shameless Winter". Please find the article here and the review here.
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Daisy Chapman goes BBC! 

SHAMELESS WINTER as Album of the week by BBC Scotland's radio DJ IAIN ANDERSON! Please find the announcement of Iains show here and a collection of quotes by Folkwit Records here. 

Daisy was promoting Shameless Winter at BBC please find the playlists for BBC Gloucestershire and BBC Bristol.

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A wonderful review of Daisy Chapman‘s album Shameless Winter from David Kidman in NetRhythms via Folkwit Records, UK.netrhythms.co.uk
“I can’t tell you much about Daisy beyond the fact that she’s based in Bristol. She writes captivating songs, and accompanies herself extremely capably on the piano. She has an intimate and engaging delivery that makes the most of the highly assured qualities of her singing voice. To find that combination in a singer-songwriter these days is a rare thing; and so, to be honest, I think she’s a really special talent. But, considering the self-evident immediacy and confident accessibility of her music, I was surprised that it took a few plays before her album fully “connected” with me.
The opening (title) track is a wintry reflection on writer’s block following a Scandinavian tour, that builds its stream-of-consciousness inexorably into reminiscences of school days and old friends. Here she appears to set out her musical stall with Elton John-style chord changes and Jeff Buckley-ish passion-ridden chansonnier vocals, onto which is layered a lush string-upholstered build and rhythm section. Extremely persuasive though this opener is, there are plenty of even more compelling musical adventures to come: adventures of striking originality and maturity.
I’d stress, though, that Chapman’s no imitator, but is clearly following in the traditions of iconic singer-songwriters like Carole King, and her classically-inclined pianistic prowess is at times quite reminiscent of Tori Amos, although Daisy’s sense of showmanship is more acutely tailored to the service of the songs I feel, and as a result her work is distinctly more organic and satisfying.
The songs on this disc proudly display her true gift for observation, and she proves a very inspired storyteller, as can be heard on the Titanic-referenced Mrs Hart’s Premonition, the fantasy fable The Gentleman In 13B, the cheekily autobiographical Better Me, and perhaps best of all, the intensely arresting The Life Of Mary May, which, sung virtually a cappella, forms a kind of prequel to Marry Mary, a track from her earlier album, The Green Eyed. The more conversational demeanour and easy melodic contours of The Girl In Hannover strike a very Sandy Denny chord with me and this bare-bones voice-and-piano number closes the album in a particularly memorable vein. Another earlier standout is the strangely tender winter-companion-piece Jealous Angels, which has poignant soulful overtones that furnish hope and promise in a bleak landscape. And I also responded to the mystical meditation A Sinner Song, with its delicious use of “bell-chords” in the vocal part.
Throughout the album, and providing a perfect foil for Chapman’s stylish creations, Lizz Lipscombe’s excellent string arrangements are a constant delight, not least since they make a virtue of their chamber-ensemble economy (only piano-trio, with occasional double bass, but always sounding richly textured). In that context, she even acknowledges a Schindler’s List influence to the disc’s purely instrumental item, The Hangman’s Waltz, which fits well within the song sequence. The only slightly uncomfortable moment on the disc comes with a cover of Billy (Smashing Pumpkins) Corgan’s enigmatic Disarm – she clearly has an affinity with the song, but it doesn’t seem to quite fit here. Even so, it doesn’t spoil the consistency of the CD, which is by any standards a striking achievement.” - David Kidman, NetRhythms, January 2013
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BIO:
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Daisy Chapman may now be known in small circles as a folk singer songwriter, but this hasn't always been the case. Aged 16, she sang in St Paul's Cathedral for none other than The Queen. More recently, Daisy can be spotted on stage performing as part of Prog Rock super group Crippled Black Phoenix, supporting the likes of Deep Purple and New Model Army. 

Also, as a massive fan of Nick Cave, Daisy's dreams were met when she spent his 42nd birthday with him at a private party in San Francisco. It's not all glamour though, she played to 3 people on a self-booked tour in New York City - two of which were her parents. I guess you take the rough with the smooth! 
Written on the road, whilst touring throughout the UK, Europe and a short stint in China, 'Shameless Winter' is an honest and beautiful account of life away from home following a dream. 
Whether it's a song recounting the bitter European winters whilst travelling alone, or a black comedic tale of an ill-fated journey, the tunes that comprise Daisy Chapman's new album are shrewd and beautifully written. 
Daisy's voice, her most powerful instrument, soars above classical piano to almost choral proportions, whilst the melodies are supported by dramatic fiddle and swelling cello.

In 2010 Daisy Chapman won the Independent Music Award in the category best cover version. Her version of Umbrella by Rihanna can be found here:

http://songsandwhispers.bandcamp.com/track/umbrella

In the past 2 years, Bristol based Daisy has performed as part of British super group Crippled Black Phoenix, taking the music further afield than ever before, and these new pastures are evident in her more mature approach to her writing. Her solo work is what comes first, and her hard work secured slots at festivals in both Germany and the UK throughout 2011/12, including Glastonbury, Bristol Harbour Festival and Bremen's 'Breminale'. 
'Shameless Winter' is her 3rd studio album release and it certainly does not disappoint. A likeness to Michael Nyman is still evident on the piano but Daisy's voice offers no comparison. The latter part of 2013 will see her touring across the UK and Europe once more, and these are shows not to be missed.
2013 saw her touring many European stages for months and selling out venues and philharmonic halls such as Sendesaal Bremen (www.sendesaal-bremen.de) again.
Daisy Chapman also supported the American songwriter Jenn Bostic, her single "Jealous Of The Angels" reached #1 on the UK iTunes songwriter charts in 2013, across the UK. Further European and a US tour are scheduled for Daisy Chapman already.
In January 2014 Daisy Chapman became part of the outstanding RUSSIAN WINTER ensemble. This critically acclaimed music, theatre and multi media perfomance was showing the finest of the cutting edge independent music scene live on stage at the Colston Hall in Bristol. 
In 2014 Daisy Chapman also became part of the national BBC project "World War One At Home" BBC asked Daisy Chapman to contribute one song for this outstanding project. Please find further details here under http://songsandwhispers.blogspot.de/2014/05/the-war-to-end-all-wars.html 

In March 2015 Daisy Chapman will be part of the American Songbirds, A singer/songwriter festival with four female performers, who will tour across Europe for three weeks. The American Songbirds tour is organised by Bremen based agency Jaro Medien 

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Als Female Vocalist hat sich Daisy Chapman in den letzten Jahren mit Piano, Loopstation und Ihrem Gesang durch intensives Touren in Europa eine Eigenständigkeit erarbeitet, die auch vor bekannteren Namen nicht zurückstehen muss.
„Shameless Winter“ – ihr aktuelles Album, erschienen November 2013 - ist während einer Tour durch Großbritannien, Europa und einem Abstecher nach China entstanden. Es ist ein ehrlicher und schöner Bericht über das nicht zu Hause sein und der Verfolgung eines Traums.
Ob es ein Lied ist, welches die bitterkalten Winter in Europa beschreibt, während man alleine reist oder schwarzhumorige Geschichten über vom Pech verfolgte Reisen - die Lieder von Daisy Chapman`s neuem Album sind sowohl klug, als auch wunderschön geschrieben.
Ihr stärkstes Instrument ist ihre Stimme, die von Klavier, dramatischer Geige und swingendem Cello begleitet wird.
Daisy Chapman, ansässig in Bristol, war in den letzten zwei Jahren Bandmitglied von Crippled Black Phoenix und hat in diesem Rahmen Europa mehrfach betourt Diese Erfahrungen spiegeln sich in der Reife Ihres Songswritings wider.
Nun steht jedoch ihr Soloprojekt im Vordergrund: Die harte Arbeit daran hat ihr in 2011 und 2012 Auftritte auf Festivals in Deutschland, wie auch in Großbritannien gesichert - Glastonbury, Bristol Harbour Festival und die Breminale in Bremen.
„Shameless Winter“ ist ihre vierte Veröffentlichung und wird die Hörerschaft mit Sicherheit nicht enttäuschen. Die Pianoparts erinnern an Michael Nyman, es fällt jedoch schwer, Vergleiche in stimmlicher Hinsicht zu ziehen.
2013 war Daisy Chapman, wie in den Jahren zuvor auf ausgedehnten, mehrmonatigen Tourneen auf den Bühnen Europas und im UK zu sehen. Im UK tourte sie unter anderem mit der bekannten amerikanischen Songwriterin Jenn Bostic (US), deren Single ‘Jealous of the Angels’ die iTunes Songwriter Charts mit Platz #1 anführte. Im Zuge ausverkaufter Konzerte in Frankreich, dem UK und in Deutschland, unter anderem der Sendesaal Bremen, bestätigte Daisy Chapman erneut ihre Qualität. Weitere europäische und eine USA Tournee sind in Vorbereitung.
Im Januar 2014 wurde Daisy Chapman eingeladen am Theater- und Multimedia Projekt RUSSIAN WINTER teilzuhaben. Diese Performance präsentierte ausgewählte Künstler der Independent Music Szene im Rahmen eines einmaligen Live-Projektes in der Colston Hall.in Bristol.
Den Mai 2014 verbrachte Daisy Chapman mit der Supergroup Crippled Black Phoenix in Europa auf Tour, bevor im November eine Solotour auf ihrer Agenda steht.
Im Zuge des Projektes "World war One At Home" wurde Daisy Chapman von der BBC eingeladen sich mit einem Song zu beteiligen. Hintergründe zu diesem Projekt und Aufnahmen
von "Last December" sind hier zu finden: http://songsandwhispers.blogspot.de/2014/05/the-war-to-end-all-wars.html
Für März 2015 wurde Daisy Chapman als Teil der American Songbirds bestätigt einem Woman  Festival mit vier Singer/Songwriterinnnen. Die Bremer Agentur Jaro Medien organisiert die drei wöchige Europatournee durch Europäische Clubs.


Stets an Chapmans Seite ist die Violinistin Sue Lord. Gemeinsam gewähren sie exklusive Einblicke in das Ende 2017 erscheinende Album „Good Luck Songs“.

Die Titel des fünften Studioalbums umfassen Theorien von Glück und Glückwünschen aus der ganzen Welt.

Das Album beginnt nach vertrauter Chapman-Art mit zarten Vocals und Klavier. Langsam steigen warme Streicher ein und eine melodische Oboe, bevor das Ganze in einer Symphonie von Instrumenten und Stimmen gipfelt. Letztere sind allesamt von den Spendern ihre Fundraising-Kampagne zur Finanzierung des Albums beigesteuert worden. In der Single „Good Luck Song“ findet sich sogar ein ganzer Chor, dessen Mitglieder sich in einem Tonstudio zusammen fanden und von Chapman persönlich angeleitet wurden.

Der Song „Home Fires“ beschreibt den Kreislauf des Lebens von der Kindheit bis zur Gründüngung der eigenen Familie und geht kompositorisch zurück zu Chapmans Wurzeln – simple, aber wirkungsvolle Klavier- und Cello-Passagen, die Vergleiche zu Max Richter, Soap&Skin und Agnes Obel zulassen.
 
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PRESS KIT ( EPK):  www.mediafire.com/folder/djxtp6i7uu60s/Daisy_Chapman
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  CONTACT: daisychapman@songsandwhispers.com
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