Daisy Chapman releases third solo album

Daisy Chapman
Photograph by Ula Blocksage

Good Luck Songs is wonderful new collection of powerful and poignant songs from Bristol-based singer-songwriter Daisy Chapman…

Daisy’s powerful vocals have been used by the likes of John Parish, for his film work, as well as a handful of TV session work. Her piano style and versatility was noticed by UK prog rockers Crippled Black Phoenix (Mascot Records), and since 2009 on and off Daisy has travelled as pianist/BV with the band on tours covering every corner of Europe as well as a short trip to China. Daisy was also chosen as vocalist on their cover of AC/DC’s ‘Let Me Put My Love Into You’ which was used in Classic Rock Magazine’s cover CD – a stark departure from her wistful singing style, proving her adaptability in musical genres.

Daisy has supported well known artists such as Howe Gelb, Karima Francis and Jenn Bostic as well as booked her own tours in the US and Poland, not to mention label tours across Germany, twice a year since 2008. Three studio albums followed suit, one of which (The Green Eyed, 2009) won an Independent Music Award which then secured her slots at Britain’s leading festivals Glastonbury, Wychwood and 2000 Trees.

Good Luck Songs is Daisy Chapman’s third full-length studio album and her second to be released in the UK on Folkwit Records. BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson on making her last album his Album Of The Week described Chapman as:

“a songwriter who has the gift of writing perceptive songs and setting them to sumptuous arrangements.”

Dai Jeffries from folking.com suggested that:

“to provide a comparison by which to judge Daisy I want to say Sandy Denny – she’s there in the piano, the songwriting style and the voice.”

High praise indeed and one of many plaudits earned by her second album Shameless Winter.

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Artist’s website: http://www.daisychapman.com/

‘Good Luck Song’ – official video:

Daisy Chapman – Music To Make The Angels Jealous

daisy-chapman100‘Jealous Angels’ is the second single taken from Shameless Winter, the enchanting album by Daisy Chapman. Due for release on Monday 24th March 2014, the accompanying tour continues Daisy’s passion for travel; and for engaging audiences with musical beauty across the UK, Europe and beyond. Continue reading Daisy Chapman – Music To Make The Angels Jealous

DAISY CHAPMAN – Shameless Winter – Songs And Whispers SW17/Folkwit Records f0090

ShamelessWinterSometimes I really don’t know where to start, other than to advise you to listen to this album as soon as you can. Shameless Winter is Daisy’s second album, on top of two EPs, all original material except for Billy Corgan’s ‘Disarm’, with a small group of musicians in support.

Two things stand out: Daisy’s powerful voice and her equally powerful songwriting. Written on tour, the songs embody the dilemma of doing what you want to do – need to do – while wanting to be back home with equal fervour. The closing song, ‘The Girl In Hannover’, with just solo piano exemplifies it best – ‘one man’s triumph is another man’s trial’, she sings. Much earlier comes ‘Better Me’, a title that leads to certain preconceptions until you realise that better is used as a verb not an adjective. That’s very different. Next is ‘The Gentleman In 13B’, a long song describing a flight from Moscow to London. In fact, Daisy has a facility for narrative songs, narratives in which not a lot happens but a great deal is learned. Continue reading DAISY CHAPMAN – Shameless Winter – Songs And Whispers SW17/Folkwit Records f0090