Melanie Harrold is one of excellent British folk/rock singer/songwriters to emerge from the musical melting pot of the '70s. Shemade her name at Jasper Carrott's Boggery Club and made two excellent albums for DJM in the 70s, first as Joanna Carlin and then reverting to her own name, produced by Hugh Murphy at the same time as he made the landmark "City To City" album with Gerry Rafferty. She went on to front the legendary Hank Wangford Band in the 80s, singing their unique brand of comedy country in the role of Irma Cetas - "the Vera Lynn of the North Sea Oilfields" - before returning to her folk roots and making the marvellous Daphne's Flight CD in 1995 with four other female folk luminaries. This gig is part of a mini-tour to promote her re-issue of her two 70s LPs on CD. She has assembled a group of musicians who played on those albums - Liam Genockey (Steeleye Span, Gillan, Gerry Rafferty, Paul Brady and loads more), Richard Brunton (Hugh Hopper, Pete Sinfield, Rab Noakes, Richard Thompson, Greg Lake), and Pete Beresford, ubiquitous and versatile folk personality, whose varied background includes Lol Coxhill and Portsmouth Sinfonia.
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