HARRIET! consists of Harriet Brooke McDonnell and Neil Wardleworth.
Harriet hails from Mickleover, Derbyshire. She has established herself in and around the local music scene with her own alternative country style. She released her Hidden Messages EP in 2015 and she is also a well-recognised, BBC Introducing artist.
In 2016, she teamed up with STM Music Management and now Derby’s rising star is going from strength to strength performing throughout the UK and Europe.
Director of STM music, former Steel Threads man Neil Wardleworth, has spent many years in the industry and has toured with the likes of The South (former Beautiful South), Hugh Cornwell, Twisted Wheel, Asia and New Model Army. He is also an accomplished musician and songwriter and lends some experience to the writing process while keeping the natural raw talent that Harriet possesses perfectly intact.
Harriet! with her silk-like, gravelly voice, has been compared to Stevie Nicks and Eva Cassidy. Along with her own passionate acoustic guitar style, she has Neil accompanying her on second Guitar, Cajon, Percussion and backing vocals – which brings a whole new, edgy and unique sound. Along with the original songs, ‘HARRIET!’ also perform songs by their biggest influences, including The Pretenders, Skunk Anansie, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Evanescence’, The White Stripes and many more.
‘Harriet!’ are releasing a double A side single on vinyl and CD in August 2017; two songs that have become crowd favourites at gigs, ‘Just Sign’ and ‘Those Three Words’.
The pre-order date is Monday 17th July 2017, and the release date is Monday 14th August. To promote this, the duo is touring constantly and has plans to record a full length album in 2018.