One of the brightest new talents on the British folk scene, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney's star is well and truly on the rise. Following a recent string of sold-out London headline shows, including at Kings Place, Hoxton Hall and Cecil Sharp House, the gifted songwriter has also appeared on Later...with Jools Holland, in live session with BBC radio 6 music's Mark Radcliffe, and been nominated for BBC 'Folk Singer of The Year' 2019.
A classically-trained singer / pianist, Chaney graduated from London’s Royal Academy of Music before teaching herself guitar, Indian harmonium and carving out her own sound. She has since built a loyal and growing following as a songwriter, arranger and interpreter, both in the UK and internationally, through her acclaimed and eclectic live performances and much lauded recorded works.
Her second solo album 'Shelter' on Nonesuch Records was met with critical acclaim, being described as 'A big, beautiful new record' (Mojo, Albums of the Year ★★★★), 'Rare beauty' (The Sunday Times), and 'An elegant, luminous album.' (Observer).
Olivia is currently working on her next album to be recorded with Thomas Bartlett (The Gloaming, St. Vincent, The National) in New York this Spring.
'A transcendent refuge from the storm.' –Uncut, Best New Albums
'Forget the labels, she is a major artist' – *The Telegraph *★★★★★
'Her voice is a beacon burning on an ancient, rolling hill.' – The Guardian
'Among the din of modern music's bombast, Chaney has found a different way to be intense.' – Rolling Stone ★★★★☆
Support on the night is from singer-songwriter Felix Mackenzie-Barrow.