Photo by Matthew Allen

Since her beginnings as a busker in Camden, Zoё Wren has gone on to perform on stages from the Cambridge Folk Festival to Glasgow Celtic Connections. She is a winner of the PRS Lynsey de Paul Award, and has had airplay on BBC Radio 2 on the Bob Harris show. Drawing on influences from the unorthodox harmonies of Joni Mitchell to the honest storytelling of Tracy Chapman, and mixing these with cinematic pedal effects, Zoё is creating a sound that Fatea magazine has called 'refreshingly bold.'

Zoё has been selected for the roster of live music agency TALENTBANQ, who represent many of the UK's best independent artists. As well as opening for acts such as Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and Ralph McTell at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, Zoё can still be spotted busking, as she now holds a coveted London Underground busking license. Her latest EP Gold and Smoke, based on contemporary re-tellings of traditional folk stories, is out now with Folkstock Records.

 

REVIEWS:

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