Crowe hails from a port city akin to Liverpool - Nanaimo, British Columbia. “Allison Crowe has a voice to fall in love with. She's exactly the sort of artist who can make serious headway on her own label and that's just what she's doing," says London's 'Record of the Day'. As well as having a pair of nationally broadcast tv specials in her homeland, Crowe writes, performs, engineers and produces her own music. Since 2003 she’s released six critically and commercially successful CDs - albums that stir together original songs with much-loved interpretations from the popular songbook in an organic blend of rock, jazz, pop, folk and soul. It's a joyous sound that one music critic describes as 'Elton John meets Edith Piaf'.
Grassroots touring across Canada and Europe has earned the singer-songwriter a reputation for thrilling live shows. "The most honest, heartfelt, and directly intimate concert in my entire life," is how Ross Hocker, of America’s NPR Radio, describes the experience. Cavern City Tours ( http://www.cavernclub.org ) Director Julia Baird spotted Allison Crowe performing at Hal Bruce’s ‘1st Annual Maritime Beatle Event’ in Halifax, Canada and is instrumental in bringing her Merseyside.
Online, her songs and music videos online enjoy an ever-growing worldwide audience. Over two million people have viewed Crowe’s cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”
Known to “take a sad song and make it better” she proved a sensation at last year’s 'John Lennon Northern Lights Festival' in Durness, Scotland: "Canadian angel Alison Crowe gave one of the weekend's most magical moments," says The Scotsman. Festival Director Mike Merritt describes Crowe as "awesome" and "spine-tingling"
To date in 2008, Allison Crowe has received standing ovations in Paris, Prague, Vienna, Frankfurt, New York City and other cities on her tour map. She’s delighted to be part of Beatles Week festivities in this, Liverpool’s year to shine as European Capital of Culture.
Joining Crowe for the launch of the weekend series is Mancusian Nadia Lowe ( http://www.myspace.com/
Eclectic and prolific, when her repertoire reached two hundred songs, Lowe decided to commit some tracks to record. In February - March 2007 she commenced work on a reggae album in Jamaica with Delroy Walker, drums (Manchester, UK) and Brutus Richards, lead guitar (Port Antonio, Jamaica). This project will be completed when she returns to Jamaica near year’s end.
In 2007 she provided guest vocals to 'Hurricane' by San San (dance/electro)
Now, here’s the word on Liverpool dates:
View Two Gallery - Saturday, August 23 - 23 Mathew Street +44 (0) 151 236 9444 8 p.m. start. Extraordinary music, leaps and somersets. First Nadia Lowe chooses from over two-hundred songs of root, rock, reggae+ Next Allison Crowe in full concert. In this way the singer-songwriter challenges the world!
Hard Days Night Hotel - Sunday, August 24 - Bar Four, 39/41 North John Street +44 (0) 151 236 1964 Will make you feel alright! At 8 pm Two of Us; 9 pm Hal Bruce; 10 pm Gary Quinn; and 11 pm Allison Crowe.
Royal Court Theatre - Monday, August 25 - 1 Roe Street 0870 787 1866 Imagine 7:30 pm Allison Crowe + 8:30pm Back From The USSR + 9:15 pm Fab Four Las Vegas.
Having been some days in preparation, a splendid time is guaranteed for all!
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Management of Canadian musician Allison Crowe - scheduling concert dates and assisting with recording and other elements of the independent singer-songwriter's career.