Pictured (L-R): Carter Faith, Twinnie, Kalie Shorr, Robyn Ottolini / Credit: Colin Jones
Critically Acclaimed All-Female Nashville Collective Announces London Residency, Starting 2nd November
Announced officially on Saturday (21/10) during a sold-out, “triumphant London debut” (Entertainment Focus) during its first ever UK tour, the groundbreaking all-female writer’s round from Nashville, TN, Song Suffragettes, is now planting its roots outside the United States with a new monthly night at The Camden Club, London.
The first Wednesday of every month, beginning on November 2nd, they’ll be bringing the best female singer-songwriters from the UK and beyond as they perform their songs and share their stories in a one-of-a-kind show.
To kick things off in November, UK artists Vic Allen, Hannah Rose Platt, Peri Rae and Beth Keeping will be performing alongside US artist Jordyn Mallory. Tickets for this are now available to purchase here via Dice. For more on Song Suffragettes London, visit www.SongSuffragettes.co.uk.
“We’ve been wanting to expand Song Suffragettes for a while, but wanted it to matter when we did. Over the 8+ years of Song Suffragettes in Nashville, there has always been great interest in our singer-songwriters from all over the UK,” said Todd Cassetty, founder of Song Suffragettes.
“That, plus the outpouring of fan support for our recent UK Tour, made launching Song Suffragettes London a no-brainer. And we will do our very best to put the best-of-the-best female singer-songwriters on stage at The Camden Club to continue our relentless pursuit to support and showcase women creatives.”
This monthly residency follows Song Suffragettes’ successful UK tour this month, presented by the Academy of Country Music and featuring Kalie Shorr, Carter Faith, Twinnie and Robyn Ottolini, which saw the artists playing acoustic versions of hits like ‘F-150’ (Ottolini) and ‘Better When I’m Drunk’ (Twinnie) to packed rooms in Glasgow, Manchester and London. British duo Ward Thomas were also invited to make a special guest appearance at the London show, performing their hit ‘Cartwheels’ from their Gold album of the same name, with which they became the first and only UK Country acts to achieve a No.1 album in 2016.
ABOUT SONG SUFFRAGETTES:
Born in 2014, Song Suffragettes has taken place every Monday night at The Listening Room Café in Nashville, Tennessee. In its eight years, the collective has showcased more than 380 talented women out of over 2,000 who have submitted to play the show. With weekly sell-outs, it vocally combats widespread discrimination against women in the music industry by giving female talent a place to play, grow and evolve with fellow creatives.
Since its inception, 26 Song Suffragettes women have gone on to receive record deals and 60 have landed music publishing deals. With almost 5 million views on their YouTube channel, Song Suffragettes was named by Billboard magazine as one of “Next-Gen Nashville: 16 People, Places and Things Shaking Up Music City”.
“Coming up in Nashville as a teenager and a young adult with this community of women who are so motivated to support each other and change the culture surrounding it, made me such a better woman in the long run” said founding member Kalie Shorr in conversation with Forbes. “I don’t know who I would be as an artist without Song Suffragettes, and just as a person.”
In August of 2020, Song Suffragettes partnered with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission – funded by US Congress – to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with special shows featuring Maddie & Tae, Lindsay Ell, Runaway June and Ashley McBryde.
Featured in The New York Times, Forbes, ELLE, USA Today, Washington Post, Grammy.com, Boston Globe and on PBS NewsHour and NPR, Song Suffragettes continues to fight for female talent to be heard throughout the US and beyond.