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Sadie Jemmett
Birth nameSadie Jemmett
Born (1970-12-16) 16 December 1970 (age 48)
OriginCambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
GenresFolk rock, pop rock, acoustic
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, theatrical score writer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, dulcimer, piano, harmonica
Years active1987–present
LabelsMama's Music Recordings

Sadie Jemmett (born 16 December 1970) is an award-winning British singer-songwriter based in London, who plays guitar, piano, dulcimer and harmonica.

Early life[edit]

Sadie was born in Cambridge, and had a bohemian, runaway childhood. A major turning point came aged 12 when she discovered music and subsequently taught herself guitar. Between the ages of 14 and 21, Sadie Jemmett played in the bands African Ambassadors, Bridge, Easter Island and, most successfully, Soil.[1] She wrote the music for plays at the Galway Arts Theatre, and toured around Europe, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania[2] with The Rose Theatre (International Touring) Company, writing the music and performing in the show "13 Mirrors" which received 5 star reviews in the Edinburgh Festival.[3]

In 2000, she co-wrote (with DJ Frank Frenzy) the music for 'Résonances', which played at the Theatre d'Atelier, Paris, featuring French film star Irène Jacob[4] and won a Molière award for best new show.[5] An album of the songs from the show sold 3,000 copies in two months through the theatre while the song, "Making Sense", became a playlist favourite on Paris radio station FIP.

In 2001, she co-wrote (again with DJ Frank Frenzy) the music for Faustus Lite (Rose Theatre Co.), Edinburgh Festival, and Juliette & Romeo, Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne, Switzerland.[6] Some of this music has been used as the soundtrack of an educational Animal Rights DVD.[7]

In 2003, Sadie co-wrote with Robin Walden (aka Deepcutt) the score for a musical theatrical version of Bertolt Brecht's Good Woman of Szechuan at Théâtre Vidy, Lucerne & Théâtre de Chaillot, starring Irina Brook and Romane Bohringer.[8] The score was later released on CD.[4]

Sadie performs at The Jazz Café, The Borderline, The Regal Rooms, The Bedford, The Stag and Monkey Chews in London, has supported Kt tunstall[9] and Judy Collins[10] and has played at the following festivals: Roxy Jam ('05, '06),[11] The Small World Festival ('05, '06, '08),[12] The Secret Garden Party ('08),[13] Down on the Farm ('09)[14]

In 2012 Jemmett was featured on the compilation album Music is Love – A Singer-Songwriters' Tribute to the Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.[15] Her cover of "Teach Your Children" has gained positive reviews and radio play in Europe and the United States.

In 2013, Jemmett self-released 'The Blacksmith's Girl' on CD at Bandcamp and downloads on iTunes.[16]

Sadie's second album 'London Love Songs' is due for release in April 2015.[16]

The Blacksmith's Girl[edit]

Jemmett's debut solo album, The Blacksmith's Girl, was written and performed by Sadie Jemmett, produced by Steve Lee, mixed and co-produced in Los Angeles by[17] David Bianco and mastered in London by Kevin Metcalfe.

Reviews of The Blacksmith's Girl have been very positive: “Wowed us all – Record of the week" – Hit Sheet [18] “Confessional and cathartic" – Uncut,[19] "Moving and beautiful" – Acoustic Magazine,[20] "Lovely and compelling" – Judy Collins,[21] "A long time coming" ★★★★1/2 – Maverick Magazine,[22] "Beautifully honest style & skills" ★★★★ – Belfast Telegraph,[23] "A joy from start to finish" – Classic Rock Society[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sadie Jemmett". The Band Room. 14 June 2008. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110715043523/http://www.paradigmagency.com/divisions/artist/bio/607. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ [1] Archived 14 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b "Sadie Jemmett". The Band Room. 14 June 2008. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  5. ^ [2] Archived 24 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ [3][dead link]
  7. ^ "Animal Rights dvd". Vegetarian Guides. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  8. ^ [4] Archived 16 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "Forget rock'n'roll, the Myspace generation are having an acoustic boom". Independent.ie. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  10. ^ [5]
  11. ^ "Roxy.fr : le Surf Shop & Snowboard Shop Officiel – Roxy". Roxyjam.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Small World Spring Festival". Smallworldsolarstage.org. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  13. ^ "Secret Garden Party 2014". Secretgardenparty.com. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  14. ^ "Parkert – Webhuset AS". Downonthefarm.no. 26 June 2012. Archived from the original on 27 July 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  15. ^ [6] Archived 28 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ a b "Sadie Jemmett". Sadie Jemmett. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  17. ^ "McDonough Management – David Bianco". Mcdman.com. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  18. ^ "Hit Sheet No. 149 – Record of the Week – Sadie Jemmett "Up on the Heath" « Sadie Jemmett". Sadiejemmett.com. 27 September 2011. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  19. ^ "UNCUT Magazine review: "Classy launch for late-starting Brit singer-songwriter" « Sadie Jemmett". Sadiejemmett.com. 26 September 2011. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  20. ^ "Acoustic Magazine: Interview with Sadie Jemmett « Sadie Jemmett". Sadiejemmett.com. 2 February 2012. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  21. ^ "Judy Collins in Music Week News: "Sadie's music is both lovely and compelling" « Sadie Jemmett". Sadiejemmett.com. 31 October 2011. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  22. ^ "Maverick Magazine review ★★★★½ Sadie Jemmett, The Blacksmith's Girl " Sadie Jemmett". Sadiejemmett.com. 8 September 2011. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  23. ^ "Belfast Telegraph: "Talented ability to appeal to the heart of anyone who has ever been in love" « Sadie Jemmett". Sadiejemmett.com. 27 October 2011. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  24. ^ "Classic Rock Society: "A joy from start to finish, this is an album as albums were meant to be made" « Sadie Jemmett". Sadiejemmett.com. 23 October 2011. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.

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