Nell Bryden ‘Arms Around The Flame’

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Last Show: Monday 3 rd July 2023

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

After the success of her tour in 2022, Nell Bryden is back on the road with an extensive set of dates promoting her latest album ‘Arms Around The Flame’. In the lull of the pandemic Nell Bryden has been anything but quiet. She has written and recorded a whole new album in Manhattan and LA, digging deeper than ever to document the breakdown of her marriage. Themes of heartbreak, self-empowerment and resilience resonate throughout the album, already being called her strongest yet. With four more songs added to the BBC Radio 2 playlist since her release of her greatest hits album, “The Collection,” Nell is spoilt for choice on what to play. Expect one fabulous song after another from this New Yorker.

With the support of Isabella Coulstock.

Nell Bryden

Native New Yorker Nell Bryden grew up in a bohemian artist’s loft in Brooklyn, her mother a classical soprano and her father an oil painter. She got her singer songwriter start in the folk clubs of Boston before moving back to try to conquer her hometown. When the Big Apple chewed her up and spat her out, she spent a decade in London honing her craft, touring Europe extensively, playing upwards of 250 shows a year.

Having released her debut album “What Does It Take” in 2009 under her own record label, she became known as a BBC Radio 2 darling, and went on to enjoy 21 consecutive play-listed singles — a record-breaker even for major label artists. Her song about her experience in 9/11, called “Sirens,” from her second album “Shake The Tree,” was covered by Cher. Known as an artist who’s “at home” on stage, she’s supported Gary Barlow, Chris Rea, Counting Crows, KT Tunstall, and Duane Eddy, among others, and played numerous festivals including CarFest, V Festival, and Proms In The Park.

Although she still runs her own record label, Nell is now part of the BMG publishing family. She has released six studio albums, as well as “The Collection” in 2020, an anthology of her 21 radio singles. She lives in New York with her two dogs and a cat that inadvertently feature in her home studio recordings, notably her remote performance with the BBC Concert Orchestra during the Coronavirus lockdown, for Ken Bruce’s House Music Sessions.

Isabella Coulstock 

From being the youngest artist to play a live Under The Apple Tree session for Bob Harris, Isabella has gone on to perform at some of the most iconic music venues in London and across the country, along with many of the biggest festivals including Black Deer and Cornbury. She regularly supports Jools Holland on tour, has featured on BBC and country radio stations and has many songwriting collaborations and credits to her name with some of the most respected songwriters in the industry.