Grace Binford // James McFadden // SoundTan // James OR
Friday 20th September 2019
Raised in the wilds of central Kentucky, London-based singer-songwriter Grace Binford picked up her father’s for-ten-years-neglected guitar at age 13 and taught herself to play by ear. Having spent her childhood in classical piano lessons and in her parents’ living room listening to the likes of Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, James Taylor, and Crowded House, she began to write her own music as a means of attempting to process and connect with the world outside. Named an old soul by many, Grace writes from a place of sharp-witted yet vulnerable reflection of human experiences, relying on intuition and sensitivity to craft her lyrics and melodies. soundcloud.com/gracebinford
James McFadden returns to The Spice Of Life to launch the first single release from his new E. P. 'Crime Of Necessity'.
With each release the dimensions of his writing and performance become more apparent - this E.P. showcases the increasing expression and dynamic range of his vocals most especially.
The new recordings demonstrate typically memorable melodies, the vocals riding easily over the huge musical arrangement of the title song, driving the rhythms of 'Sum Of Parts' yet fragile and intimate on the delicate and plaintiff 'Hear Me Now'.
SOUNDTAN is a male/female duo with a unique acoustic sound, sweet harmonies, surprisingly diverse range of musical instruments and well written songs.
Following on from the release of his latest single "Berlin" (Hot Press's "Ones to Watch" listings), and an inclusion on the "Live at the Marquee" line up; James OR has a lot to say to 2019.
Inclusions on Hotpress's 'Ones to Watch' listings and the Live at the Marquee line-up showcased an exciting new artist with a collection of thoughtful, relatable songs: including his latest single ‘An Attempt at Momentum’. A tireless live performance married with thoughtful, relatable songwriting has already seen James perform with the likes of The Coronas, Twin Atlantic and more.