Twinnie – York – POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19
November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£10.00
A new year – a new decade – needs a new voice. An artist with a fresh lyrical take on social issues (and social media) and troubled times (and troubled relationships). And on how, after a glass of wine or three, things are often better.
This, then, is 2020, and this is Twinnie.
On the strength of the songs the Yorkshire-born, Nashville-hearted singer-songwriter has created for her forthcoming debut album Hollywood Gypsy, we’ll be hearing her name repeated far and wide over the coming months and years. Now it’s time for the rest of the musical world to catch up with what Country music-watchers – who clocked Twinnie’s stand-out performances at last year’s C2C festival at London’s O2 – have known for a while: this Brit is a future international star.
“The title of the album pretty much sums me up,” says this frank, funny, fearless woman – a restless, up-for-it creative. “My mam and dad were very different, two different cultures, and I grew up between those,” Twinnie continues of a heritage that includes Romany Gypsy – hence the other half of that album title. “And I created that in my adult life, my own normal. I have one life in Nashville, and another here. I’m never settled unless I’m in transit. I am a traveller by nature and by heritage, so I am quite free.”
“Then as for the Hollywood aspect, I grew up on those old movie musicals, I was enthralled by their performances. They could all sing, dance and act and I think that set the benchmark and inspired me as an artist. I’ve always had a lot of respect and discipline for the art of “putting on a show” and I always want to honour the craft of songwriting, dancing and acting. I feel a real responsibility when I perform not only to just sing & play, I want to connect with people… after all that is the reason behind why I do what I do. The shows should have a bit of drama, a bit of banter, I always want people to walk away feeling like they have been entertained.”
That easy connectivity is front and centre in the songs Twinnie has released so far via her record label BMG. On irresistible country-pop belters Better When I’m Drunk and Social Babies, Twinnie’s engaging, entertaining personality is at the forefront – as are the earworm hooks, whipsmart lyrics and full-force vocals that recall the glory years of what we might call Peak Shania, when Ms Twain was releasing bangers like Man, I Feel A Woman and That Don’t Impress Me Much.
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