Friday, May 15, 2009

Hannah Scott & John Carden

Quite some time ago, Hannah Scott was recommended to me by the always amazing Her debut album "Till Angels Fall" was fully streamable back then and while I was listening to it the song "Footprints" became an instant favorite. Female vocals combined with beautiful piano parts normally already does the trick for me, but Hannah's distinctive vocals made it even better! Last month I discovered she joined forces with John Carden, and released an EP. Although the usual piano occasionally made place for guitar on this EP, the combination of Hannah and Johns vocals make it definitely worthwile.
Hannah Scott has been writing music and lyrics since her early teens but it was a year spent in Tuscany as part of her degree that inspired her to start writing and performing more seriously. Returning home, the strength and maturity of Hannah’s songwriting and her distinctive voice immediately caught the attention of BBC Radio Suffolk’s Stephen Foster who helped produce her debut album, “Till Angels Fall”, alongside well-known local musicians such as Mark Flanagan Released in 2007, the album has gained airplay on Radio 2 as well as becoming a regular choice on local BBC stations. A chance meeting through mutual friends brought Hannah and John Carden together in early 2008. Hannah had been performing regularly in London following the release of her album and John had just moved to the capital and was keen to get involved in its vibrant music scene. Combining their talents as singers, guitarists and pianists, they have been performing as a duo since October 2008. In March 2009 they released “Falling into spring”, a collection of new songs which is faithful to their live sound. Having attracted interest from EMI Publishing’s Head of A&R, Kenny McGoff, supported folk favourites Cara Dillon and Megson and headlined London venues such as The Hope & Anchor, the duo are rapidly increasing their fan base with their passionate live shows.


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