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Introducing Sue McCreeth
“She sings with warmth and intimacy, and commands a wonderful flexibility in her vocal tone, which allows her to match it exactly to the message or atmosphere of any particular piece.”
(Jazz Music Critic for The Observer newspaper)
Sue McCreeth is a highly acclaimed vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. She first won recognition as one of the most engaging jazz vocal talents of the UK back in 2000, when she led various jazz ensembles on the South Coast of England. Since then she has released six critically acclaimed albums; worked extensively throughout the UK with some of the finest jazz musicians on the scene; been shortlisted twice for the International Song Writing Competition; won three touring awards from Jazz Services; and sold out for the London Jazz Festival.
“Your music is logical and effective, this seems to come to you naturally”
“I really really likeyour completely unaffected way of singing. I find you believable which, I think, should be the main aim of a singer. I really enjoyed hearing my lyrics sung by you.”
****4 STARS ****
“It's not singer plus accompaniment so much as four musicians working together ... a dozen intimate performances that bring out the best in McCreeth's voice.”
“A voice simultaneously almost ethereal and sensuous and torchy…”
“Sue shows herself to be a skilful and faithful interpreter of the repertoire. A fine album by any standards.”
“Another high quality recording from this ultra-flexible, well-regarded vocalist.”
“Calmly inventive… boldly ambitious… she has imagination
Classically trained jazz, soul, world music singer and composer Sue McCreeth’s 2018 live dates see her performing across the UK with the Wendy Kirkland Band (except *). Sue’s set has an international feel and she blends the material with an expert eye, having studied with Gary Burton (Berklee College of Music USA) and Joy Mammen (Royal Academy of Music).
Songs from her current and last critically acclaimed CDs, ‘Look Back and Love’ (2017), and ‘Queer Bird’ (2016) will be featured. Sue blends her own highly regarded compositions, jazz classics by British composers, re-imagined classical art song in German and French, together with Gaelic and Portuguese. Harmonies, grooves, song titles and words also have echoes of Arabic, Sikh and Tamil traditions.
These promise to be high energy, engaging and unique concerts featuring musicians from the cream of the jazz set.
“Look back and love and reflect on a remarkable 15 years of creative work by Sue McCreeth, in collaboration with some of Britain's finest musicians. That's what this anthology is about, whilst also four new songs reveal her drawing on new emotional depths of lyrical and vocal expression.”
Look Back and Love was released on Friday 2 June 2017, having been mastered at Abbey Road - the most famous recording studio in the world!