Wednesday August 19th 7.p.m. Gwyneth Herbert with Ned Cartwright (Piano) £10 ( in advance only)
Gwyneth Herbert returns to Pembrokeshire. Two gigs -Druidstone July 30th and Cuffern Manor August 19th
Its five years since she last performed to great acclaim at Cuffern Manor. Arriving in London from university in Durham she was soon playing in the top jazz clubs and released her debut CD – very soon afterwards (with Will Rutter, guitar and Jamie Cullum), then a national tour with Jamie and Amy Winehouse supporting them) then a contract with Universal Records for the second CD, followed by some more independent and adventurous outings, one of which secured her a signing by Blue Note Records- the first British artist so signed for 30 years.
Her career since then has blossomed into many unexpected directions: a west end musical about the lady who wrote the A-Z of London, singing Peggy Lee with the Buck Clayton Legacy Band, a multimedia installation at Stratford Station celebrating the life of Joan Littlewood, a residency at Aldborough producing a CD –The Sea Cabinet (which also had guestings from Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies), a tour of Kenya with the Sunshine Boys, a multi-media work on the relationship between Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. The there’s Elizabethan ballads and chats with Kenneth Clarke about Fats Waller, on Radio 4.
So what to expect in these two shows???? Jazz, Folk, Music Hall, Whimsy? – Gwyneth is an artist who is impossibe to put in a single category. One thing only is certain : Gwyneth is a supremely talented singer, writer and performer and this is a standout opportunity for us.
You Tube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXA1qj02m3M