The Islington, London Wednesday 4th September
The Eagle Inn, Manchester Thursday 5th September
The Long Road Festival – Sunday 8th September
Tickets for the London and Manchester shows are available now: www.myticket.co.uk/artists/sunny-ozell.
Americana singer-songwriter Sunny Ozell has announced shows in London and Manchester, as well as performing at The Long Road Festival this September, ahead of the launch of new album, ‘Overnight Lows’, due for release in early 2020.
The New York / LA based performer will perform full band shows at The Islington in London on Wednesday 4th September, and The Eagle Inn in Manchester on Thursday 5thSeptember, before a set on the Crossroad County Stage on Sunday 8th September. Tickets for the London and Manchester shows are available now:
To coincide with these shows, she will also release the first track from forthcoming new studio album, ‘Driving Highways’, on 13th September. The track is an evocative, groovy yet stated ode to Sunny’s experiences driving across the wild, unpopulated land of her home state of Nevada with its roads that stretch on forever, with a wistful Americana, Blues and Roots sound.
‘Overnight Lows’ was written by a community of New York Village musicians including Sunny, Adam Levy, Jason Blynn, Andy Hess, Andrew Sherman and Ethan Eubanks, and engineered and mixed by multi Grammy winner Mike Piersante.
Players on the record include Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant, Alison Krauss), Tyler Chester (George Ezra), Andy Hess (The Black Crowes, David Byrne) and Rich Hinman (Sara Bareilles). The album was recorded at Village Studios in Los Angeles and due for release in early 2020, and its sound is inspired by the likes of Dr. John, Delaney & Bonnie, The Staples Singers, Bobbie Gentry, and Harry Nilsson.
Having toured the UK regularly, including prominent support slots for The Rails and Teddy Thompson amongst others in recent years, Sunny has become a stalwart of the vibrant Americana and Roots music scene in the UK. She also presented an Americana UK Award in 2018, before later that year hosting the awards nominations launch alongside Baylen Leonard.
Earlier this year she headlined and co-curated a stage at the Red Rooster Festival in Suffolk, in association with the Americana Music Association UK and PRS, with a line-up of female artists.
About Sunny Ozell
New York Songstress Sunny Ozell found her voice performing in New York City clubs in front of the most discerning of audiences. There she honed her sound with elements of jazz, blues, and American roots as part of the city’s tight-knit musical community. After over a decade of live shows around New York, Ozell mastered the art of interpreting works by other songwriters, with the ability to dig deep to find the true meaning of a song, perhaps even discovering qualities in them the author never suspected. Her experience singing blues and jazz, musical forms which demand powerful doses of character and insight from their performers—led to her debut album, Take It With Me.
Hailing from Reno, Nevada, Sunny began her classical vocal training at 10, and became the only child member of the Reno Opera Company at the age of 12. Following years of educating herself far and wide musically in Blues, Jazz, Latin music and everything else she could get her hands on, it was her move to New York in 2004 which proved a pivotal moment. Immersing herself in the vibrant music scene of the city, her time there helped to create a sound that’s indebted to the classic songwriting of old, while imbuing it with a fresh, youthful urgency.