Jennifer Crook

Award: Do it Differently Fund

Year: 2019

Genre: Folk

Location: South West

Website: jennifercrook.com

Jennifer Crook is a singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer. She has released four albums as a solo artist and booked headline tours and performed at festivals with her own bands across the UK.
 
With songs that “will touch a nerve with many a soul and certifies Jennifer’s status as a talent with a white light future” (Musician 2008), Jennifer followed up her debut album with ‘Merry-Go-Round’ which was produced in Glasgow by Boo Hewerdine and led to BBC Radio 2 airplay, national press, and an invitation to appear live in session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 and contribute to a BBC documentary about Joni Mitchell, ‘Girl with Guitar’.
 
After a successful crowd-funding campaign, she then recorded ‘Carnforth Station’ at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios with producer Stephen W.Tayler (Kate Bush). 'A superb record' (Folk Radio UK) which made the Telegraph’s Best Folk Albums of 2014.
 
Jennifer's 'Song a Month’ project culminated in her self-produced album ‘The Year, She Turns’ (2017). “Jennifer Crook’s magnificent musical almanac” (Fatea). The guest musicians included a host of musical friends and collaborators such as Eliza Carthy, Miranda Sykes and Beth Porter.
 
Jennifer has performed with many artists including Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine, Nashville's Darrell Scott and Andy Davis (The Korgis). She played the electric harp as a member of Snow Patrol’s touring band and recorded the music for the BBC David Attenborough Series ‘The Private Life of Plants’.
 
In collaboration with producer, musician and recording engineer Stuart Bruce, Jennifer is working on new recordings and videos to be released in 2020 prior to the recording of her next album.
 
“I urge you to give this a listen. This is contemporary songwriting and performing at it’s best” Maverick *****
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