Laura Evans

plus special guests Daisy Chute & Jade Helliwell

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Last Show: Wednesday 28 th August 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

The welsh singer/songwriter has been described as 'Adele meets Country' and is one of the UK's rising country artists to watch this year. Fresh from touring Australia & New Zealand as a lead in the musical 'Nashville Live' as well as making her debut at the famous 'Bluebird Cafe' in Nashville & supporting British country duo The Shires in concert, Laura brings her soulful pop country music and full band to PizzaExpress. Laura will also be joined by special guests Daisy Chute and  Jade Helliwell, this will be a night of fantastic music, stories behind the songs from some of the UK’s finest country artists.

Daisy Chute

Daisy Chute is a folk songstress and multi-instrumentalist and regular on the London music scene. Formerly of Decca’s platinum-selling classical group All Angels, she is excited to be working on her début album of original songs with producer and songwriter Tim Baxter (Andy Burrows, Editors, Nick Mulvey). Represented by Talentbanq and an award-winning artist, Daisy came first in the Coffee Music Project singer-songwriter competition with her song ‘London’s on Fire’ and her 3 most recent singles are being played in over 600 stores worldwide in Caffe Nero.

Daisy has been busy performing both in the UK and abroad with tours to America and festival appearances including Glastonbury and Cornbury and even appeared in the Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis feature film Yesterday as an onstage ukulele player and vocalist on the soundtrack. Daisy has been lucky enough to be mentored by rock royalty Sir Ray Davies and featured as a vocalist on Radiohead's latest album A Moon Shaped Pool. One of Paul Sexton's 'top music tips', Daisy's music has been compared to Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell by BBC Radio Kent.

"Beautiful, exquisite melodies, insightful lyrics and a wealth of wonderful musicality makes Daisy an artist that is destined for great things.." Soho Radio
"That really was fantastic. Just wonderful" BBC Radio London Sunny and Shay

Jade Helliwell
Winner of the 2017 BCMA female vocalist of the year, Jade Helliwell is a singer-songwriter from West Yorkshire, England.
Her style is a notably British blend of pop and country, though influenced by the likes of Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton, as well as more contemporary artists such as Taylor Swift, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini. A passionate songwriter, Jade has a reputation for crafting her lyrics based on her observations, with a running commentary on life, love and friendships.

Over the last couple years, she has performed alongside some of the biggest names on the country music scene, appearing regularly at festivals such as Country to Country (C2C), Buckle and Boots, FSA Festival, and Country on the Clyde. More recently she has the opportunity to open for Sam Palladio and Frankie Davis at the prestigious Nashville Meets London festival, in Canary Wharf.

In October 2016 Jade released Forget The Night (EP) which went straight to #2 in the UK country charts, and top 50 in the official UK album charts. This served to put Jade on the map, with strong press and radio support, including plays from BBC Radio and Chris Country. Jade released her brand new single Stormchaser on 8th March to coincide with her performance at the UK’s largest country music festival, C2C. The single has had an incredible response and is currently featured on the Wild Country Playlist on Spotify, amassing over 200k streams.