Amelia Coburn

Since being nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, Teesside’s Amelia Coburn has travelled and worked in Mexico, France and Russia and used the inspiration of the places and people she encountered to inform her unique brand of neo-folk. Drawing on European folk music and Tin Pan Alley jazz, Amelia’s distinctive voice is a captivating tool in her musical storytelling and she writes highly evocative, narrative driven tales of, amongst other subjects, vengeful widows, sleep paralysis and staying up all night in Dublin. Voted as UKE Magazine’s Best Breakthrough Artist 2021, she has gained national airplay in the UK and beyond, including BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and RTÉ 1.

From supporting the late folk legend Vin Garbutt to Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel and indie rock band The Wedding Present, the roll call of people she has shared a stage with shows the diversity of her appeal. With previous performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Costa del Folk and Czech Ukulele Festival under her belt, a clutch of new songs set for release across 2022 will see her establish herself further as one to watch for years to come.

“A fabulous voice, beguiling stage presence”Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2
“Absolutely genius!” Tom Robinson, 6Music
“Amelia’s is a voice that needs to be heard”RnR Magazine

Thursday May 5th, 2022 8:45 pmThu @ Old No.7
Friday May 6th, 2022 3:20 pmFri Day @ HWB Cymraeg
Saturday May 7th, 2022 5:50 pmSat @ The Royal Oak
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