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Folk-influenced singer-songwriter Zoё Wren was the youngest performer to play the main stage at Folkstock Festival when she was just 16.  A recipient of the 2017 PRS Lynsey de Paul Prize for emerging female singer-songwriters, Zoё's new EP, based on bold contemporary re-tellings of traditional folk stories, is supported by this grant, and will be released in February 2018. Her debut EP Pandora's Box was released with Folkstock in 2014, and her most recent single, Nothing to See, was released in 2016 and received airplay on BBC Radio 2 on the Whispering Bob Harris show.

 Zoё’s growing reputation has seen her invited to perform at Cambridge Folk Festival by Hitchin Folk Club in the summer or 2016, having previously been invited to perform on Stage 2 in Brian McNeill’s Festival Session at the festival after her floor spot in the Club tent the day before. Zoё is certainly attracting attention, having supported various artists including Peter Knight's Gigspanner at Cambridge Folk Club and Jim Causley at Hitchin Folk Club, where she has been booked three times in one season, as a result of winning the Best Newcomer award at Folkstock's Love Folk Live Awards. She was recently selected to open for Ralph McTell at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. FATEA Magazine featured Zoё in their Autumn Showcase 2014 and her first headline gig was a sell out at Redbourn Folk Club in the summer of 2015.

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.



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