The Bosuns Charlestown
Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016
- Sarah Gillespie – guitar, vocals
- Tom Cawley – piano
- Tim Thornton – double bass
- Emiliano Caroselli - drums
Sarah’s critically acclaimed albums Stalking Juliet (2009), In The Current Climate (2011), Glory Days (2013) and her anti-war narrative suite, The War on Trevor (2012) all received 4 and 5-star reviews in the broadsheet and music press.
Sarah has since performed live on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, been interviewed by Andrew Marr on Start The Week as well as receiving radio play on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and numerous radio stations world-wide. She has performed in jazz venues in Europe and across the UK including headline shows at the world famous Ronnie Scott’s in London.
Her music is a fusion of jazz, folk and blues knitted together by poetic, streetwise lyricism. The Guardian’s jazz critique John Fordham describes Gillespie as ‘(joining) Bob Dylan’s lyrical bite and languid delivery to the forthrightness of Joni Mitchell, with a little rap-like percussiveness thrown in, she is an original.”
Sarah also writes political papers published on various news websites, paints, performs poetry and hosts song-writing workshops. She lives in London with her partner and daughter.
Sarah Gillespie website
“Humorous impressionistic lyrics oscillate between the intimate and the infinite” * * * * The Independent
“Beat Poet Adventurer Strays Beyond Bounds of Singer Songwriter” * * * * Mojo
“Brilliant, the bees knees” Robert Wyatt