Polly Paulusma - Live Stream Concert
Polly Paulusma - An Intimate Live Steamed Concert with limited Live Studio Audience
To be shot at The Harrison Venue's professional streaming studio in Kings Cross.
Just 20 In-Venue tickets are available for you to watch this most intimate of concerts. You will need to be at the venue by 8pm at the latest.
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Polly Paulusma biog
Back in 2003, tucked away in her garden shed, a 28-year-old Polly Paulusma was putting the finishing touches to her self-recorded debut album when indie record label One Little Indian signed her up.
Scissors In My Pocket, a work of aching acoustic tenderness, received immediate widespread critical acclaim upon its international release in 2004.
Uncut **** “the finest young British female singer-songwriter to emerge over the last 12 months”
MOJO **** “complete, pure and personal”
AllMusic.com “a spectacular debut”
Rolling Stone USA “an enchanting debut of understated, intelligent folk pop”.
Nic Harcourt, KCRW “the best album to come out of the UK this year”
She was catapulted around the world supporting Bob Dylan, Jamie Cullum, Coldplay, The Divine Comedy, Marianne Faithfull, Joseph Arthur and Gary Jules, and played Glastonbury, T in the Park, V Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival among many others, touring the USA and Italy twice. She released its sister-album, Cosmic Rosy Spine Kites, in 2005.
In 2007, she released the darker, more electric Fingers & Thumbs, produced by Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Gomez, Badly Drawn Boy, Kings of Convenience) and recorded in Liverpool’s Parr Street studios. She toured the UK extensively for this album and made the cult Youtube Guitar Shop Tour videos along the way. Its sister-album Fights & Numbers was released shortly afterwards.
In 2011 she founded the Wild Sound label on which in 2012 she released Leaves from the Family Tree and its sibling The Small Feat of My Reverie. In the same year she played Cambridge Folk Festival and toured the UK in her caravan. This album featured collaborations with US singer-songwriter Erin McKeown, violinist Anna Phoebe and the film/tv music composer Michael Price (Sherlock). She also scored and released a film soundtrack for the Canadian movie starring Roddy Piper, Clear Lake.
Paulusma’s Wild Sound label subsequently released not just her own albums but those of notable acoustic folk artists including Maz O’Connor, Dan Wilde, Mortal Tides, Harry Harris, Stylusboy, Matthew The Oxx and others. The label became a folk imprint at newly named One Little Independent in 2017.
In April 2021 Paulusma released Invisible Music: folk songs that influenced Angela Carter, an album of traditional folk songs and spoken-word readings which sprang from her recently completed PhD on Angela Carter’s influence from folk singing in the 1960s. It has received widespread praise from critics in both the UK and in Italy:
Guardian/Observer **** ‘a vibrant, insightful tribute’
BBC Radio 2 Folk Show ‘intoxicating... an impressive album that really deserves to be heard’
For Folk’s Sake ‘beautifully explored, interpreted, performed and curated by the remarkable musician scholar Polly Paulusma PhD’
Shire Folk ‘one of the landmark releases of the year’
FATEA ‘a truly fascinating album and a joy to unpick its layers’
Folk Radio UK ‘a terrific traditional folk album and a fascinating insight into Carter’s creative process’
Rockerilla, IT ’among the brightest, most inspired and captivating voices of the British folk scene’
Classic Rock, IT ‘evocative and exciting’
Invisible Music will be followed in 2022 by The Pivot On Which The World Turns, a new album of original songs which will be Paulusma’s ninth release.