Saturday, 7 April 2018

"Write Like a Girl" - All Female UK Tour


Proud to Write Like A Girl

Female singer-songwriters announce UK tour to put the spotlight back on women in music.


























Beth Keeping, Emily Faye and Vic Allen are touring the UK in May under the banner ‘Write Like A Girl’. The up-and-coming female artists will share the stage in a writer’s round-style performance, taking it in turns to play a selection of songs from their latest releases. Each date will also feature a guest act from the local area.

The three singer-songwriters met last year when they were writing in Nashville, USA. Inspired by the craft of Nashville songwriters – and disheartened at the gender imbalance on the US country scene – Keeping, Faye and Allen decided to host a music tour to put female songwriters back on centre stage.

A quick glance at the Hot Country charts in the States shows the huge disparity between the number of high-selling male and female artists. But this issue runs much deeper than country music. A recent USC study showed that in the past 6 years only 12% of songs in the Billboard Top 100 had a female songwriting credit. And back home on the UK live scene, last year on one night just 9% of live music acts were female-only (The Guardian, 2017).

Write Like A Girl is a new movement that aims to put female songwriting talent back in the spotlight – and inspire more women to pick up a pen or an instrument and create music. Keeping says: “We want to show that female writers have a unique voice to bring to the table. We also hope to create an environment where women celebrate each other’s talents and successes and cheer one another on.”

The Write Like A Girl tour begins in Vic Allen’s local town of Norwich on 9th May and finishes in London on 24th May
More information can be found on Facebook.com/writelikeagirltour

#BritGirlsDoCountry

Write Like A Girl Tour Dates
Weds 9 May 2018 – Jurnets, Norwich (Facebook; 169 King Street NR1 1QW Norfolk)
Thurs 10 May 2018 – CB2 Bistro, Cambridge (Facebook; 5/7 Norfolk Street CB1 2LD, Cambridgeshire)
Sat 12 May 2018JamCafe, Nottingham (Website, 12 Heathcoat St NG1 3AA)
Sun 13 May 2018Sound Wine Bar, Liverpool (Facebook; 52 Duke Street L1 5AA)
Monday 14 May 2018 –  Whiskey Jar, Manchester (Facebook; 14 Tariff Street M1 2FF)
Tues 15 May 2018 – Northern Guitars Café Bar, Leeds (Facebook; 41 Call Lane LS1 7BT)
Thurs 17 May 2018 – The Fringe Live Music Bar, Bristol (Website; 32 Princess Victoria Street BS8 4BZ)
Fri 18 May 2018The Good Loaf, Northampton (Website; First Floor, 1 Overstone Road Northamptonshire NN1 3JL)
Tues 22 May 2018 – KOMO Bar, Guildford (Website; Weymead House, Millbrook GU1 3YA)
Thurs 24 May 2018St. Mary’s Church, London (Website; Wyndham Place, York St, London, W1H 1PQ)


LINKS

BETH KEEPING

EMILY FAYE

VIC ALLEN

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