Bill (Belinda) Jones is an English folk singer/songwriter, who started her career in 1999, winning a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award (Horizon Award) in 2001. Three studio albums later (Turn to Me, Panchpuran, and Two Year Winter), countless festival appearances, and tours across the UK, USA, and Japan, Bill took a long break in 2004 to raise her family. Back then a young singer, Bill received accolades from audiences across the folk and acoustic music scene. Live sessions on Radio 1’s Andy Kershaw Show, Radio 2’s Mike Harding Folk Show, and Radio 3’s In Tune programme followed, as well as an interview and live performance on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Bill’s beautiful voice and catchy tunes led to a stream of messages over the years asking Bill if she is coming back, and now it’s finally time.
With a release date of 1st May 2019, Bill’s new album Wonderful Fairytale features traditional, contemporary and self-penned songs, all stamped with Bill’s appealing and accessible style. Produced and recorded by Ian Stephenson at Simpson Street Studios, Bill is joined by Ian (guitar/double bass), JP Garde (violin/viola), Stephen Henderson (percussion), Shanti Jayasinha (flugelhorn) and Gareth Davies-Jones and Bill’s co-writer Anne Hills (harmony vocals). Two tracks also feature string quartet arrangements. Review copies are available by request. Bill will be touring the album in the UK from May 2019 onwards, and is also visiting the USA in June 2019. Go to Bill’s website to see the video of Bill singing new song ‘My Elfin Knight’. You can also hear previews of the album
Artist’s website: https://www.brickwallmusic.com/
‘My Elfin Knight’: