Rising Cornish star Kezia launches her debut EP
CORNWALL'S rising singer-songwriter Kezia will release her self-titled debut EP digitally on Easter Monday.
Kezia describes her music as "drifting between folk and blues by the way of country (with an English accent)".
At just 21 she has played some of the major South West festivals including Boardmasters, Leopallooza and the Eden Sessions. She was also chosen to be one of the few Cornish musicians who performed in Olympic Park for London 2012.
The 'Kezia' EP has six tracks and is a blend of finger-picked guitar and bluesy piano songs complemented perfectly by her exceptional voice. She has been working alongside local producer and engineer John Cornfield (Muse, Supergrass) to create her first release.
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Tracks from her EP can be streamed via Soundcloud.
Artwork for the 'Kezia' EP came from Bude-based up-cycle artist Hannah Wheeler, and striking portrait images by Penzance-based Kneehigh Theatre photographer Steve Tanner, making this EP a truly home-grown Cornish affair.
Kezia, from Camborne, can be seen gigging more frequently around the country, playing original songs from her EP and a repertoire of many more, along with a few stand out covers including Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart, described by the Bristol Evening Post as "a sheer joy".
Having recently performed at Kernow In The City, London's annual St Piran's celebration of art and culture, and soon to be playing the legendary Moles in Bath, word is spreading fast over the Tamar about this extraordinary Cornish talent.
There will be an opportunity to see Kezia perform a special evening concert on a grand piano on Thursday, May 9, at The Performance Centre, Falmouth University. More details soon.
What's On editor Lee Trewhela said: "There's a reason Kezia has won our What's On Best Female award for the past two years. Songs like America and Carry Me take you back to the glory days when female singer-songwriters brought something new to the hoary old male-dominated rock world.
"The likes of Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simon haunt her songs, but this is most definitely the work of Kezia alone."
Well-known songwriter Neil Halstead added: "Kezia stopped me in my tracks. She has a truly beautiful voice, like Anne Briggs but Cornish."