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Hannah White - Elephant Eye - ALBUM LAUNCH
Thursday, November 30th, 2017
7:00 PM
Elephant Eye is the latest album from the fiercely independent and distinctly political singer-songwriter, Hannah White. With gripping production from Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, Martha Wainwright, Joan Baez) and instrumental contributions from AMA 2017 Instrumentalist of the Year Chris J Hillman (Billy Bragg, Joe Purdy), Paul Beavis (Andy Fairweather Low, Sandi Thom) and Jimmy Forres (adding a touch of Tom Waits) the album embodies Hannah’s characteristically catchy, sunny melodies that hover over greyer areas and cloudier depths.

Elephant Eye is an intelligent collection of songs from an artist who never wanders too far from her country sensibilities. With a voice Acoustic Magazine said “you will want to protect and become besotted with”, described by Country People Magazine as “the Amy Winehouse of UK Americana” and Fatea Magazine as being “full of emotional force and heart-breaking honesty” the artist has recently become a central figure in a high-profile campaign to save London music venue, The Sound Lounge, which she opened with her guitarist husband earlier on in the year to support the careers of other independent artists like herself, after running an incredibly successful crowdfunder. Hannah’s campaign, covered by Channel 4, was launched only days after she was featured on ITV and BBC Newsbeat promoting the cultural merits of her area in South West London, when she learned about a developer’s plans to demolish the site and replace it with luxury flats and a hotel. Hannah White is using her voice to save the venue but crucially also to raise the profile of the critical value and huge benefits of original music and artistic expression for our wider culture.

Hannah has been heard on BBC regional airwaves all over the UK, she has been played on Chris Country and Amazing Radio as well as being featured on The Phil Mack Country TV Show on Sky, Freeview and SatView. Hannah has shared stages with iconic British singer-songwriters Thea Gilmore and Judie Tzuke as well as Grammy Award Winner Tim O’Brien. Hannah wowed X-factor winner Ben Haenow who described her as “just incredible” when she performed alongside him live on Gaby Roslin’s show on BBC Radio London. Somewhere between Patty Griffin and Billy Bragg, Hannah is an expression of the British struggle, a true artist of our time: an activist, a poet, a person who resolutely represents her class and her background in melodic, catchy tones and in perfect dignity.