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ABOUT:

Zoe Wren was the youngest performer to play the main stage at Folkstock Festival when she was just 16. She is now a recipient of the 2017 PRS Lynsey de Paul Prize for emerging female singer-songwriters, and has been chosen for music agency Talentbanq's roster. Her new EP Gold and Smoke, called 'refreshingly bold' by Fatea magazine, is based on contemporary re-tellings of traditional folk stories, and will be released in February 2018 with Folkstock Records. Her debut EP Pandora's Box was released in 2014 and her previous single 'Nothing to See' received airplay on BBC Radio 2 on the Bob Harris show.

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Citing Joni Mitchell as her biggest influence, Zoe's songs explore unusual chord progressions in various guitar tunings, accompanying a 'crystal yet satin voice' (Danny Farragher, Folk All). Zoe has supported acts such as Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie, and was handpicked to open for Ralph McTell at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Her growing reputation has seen her invited to perform on the Danny Kyle stage at Celtic Connections, and at Cambridge Folk Festival for Hitchin Folk Club, having previously been chosen to perform on Stage 2 in Brian McNeill’s Festival Session. She also holds a coveted London Underground busking license, and can ocasionally be spotted busking at pitches on the tube!

Powerful and pervasive, her songs hook you from the first line. "It takes an especially strong new voice to rise above the general hubbub of the current English folk song flashmob... Zoё showcases a maturing voice and songs that have depth to match their indisputable charm". "blending a finesse voice with the soothing tones of acoustic strumming...tantalising .. lashings of potential to work the cross genre songbook. She can sing quite comfortably in the classical traditional style and still retain a contemporary charm to captivate the listener". Instrumentali Musicale.

 

REVIEWS OF PANDORA'S BOX:

Pandora’s Box” immediately identifies Zoë Wren as an artist that I want to hear more from. While the song is delicate, it also has a real strength to it, one that has a haunting and hypnotic quality.
— Neil King, FATEA
Wren has a crystal yet satin voice which is accompanied perfectly by her acoustic guitar playing.
Pandora’s is a gentle ballad which Wren executes with a precision which belies the fact she has only been on the music circuit for two years.
— Danny Farragher, Folk All
Zoe Wren has a beautiful voice that is very clear and shivers with silver. The first thing that leaped to my mind when I first heard 45 Fever was the treasures found at Hissarlik, the Jewels of Helen of Troy, that finely-woven filigree gold, embedded with lapis lazuli and balanced so finely together that they tremble slightly in their museum case as you walk past. It’s a wonderful voice and she wears it like the jewels of a queen
— Tamsin Rosewell, Radio Warwickshire