Joanna Eden: Singer / Pianist

Joanna Eden: Singer / Pianist

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MOVING SHADOWS "One of the best singer/pianists in British jazz" The Times "Melody, mystery and bite" Mojo Magazine "Definitely worth seeking this one out" Michael Parkinson "Brilliant" Jamie Cullum for more information contact: www.joannaeden.com

Biography

Singer/pianist and songwriter Joanna Eden has already attracted the interest of the likes of Michael Parkinson "Definitely worth seeking this one out", Courtney Pine "Fabulous new album"; she has supported the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, Jamie Cullum and Nerina Pallot; and her music can be heard regularly on UK stations BBC Radio 2 and The Jazz.

She's currently putting the finishing touches to Falling Out of Grace her 4th studio album due for release spring 2010 which will feature 10 original tracks co-written with guitarist Ian Wilson.

In her 2007 release Moving Shadows on the 33 Jazz label, Joanna performs with her "immaculate and spirited rhythm section" Charlie Price (drums) and Julie Walkington (bass).

Moving Shadows came about as a result of the over-whelming response to Joanna Eden's all original album My Open Eye. Her newly raised profile brought about a distribution deal, new management, BBC Radio 2 airplay, a live performance on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour and some serious press [Mojo:- "melody, mystery and bite!"] My Open Eye had it's nationwide release in April 2007. With active support from supermarket chains Waitrose and Tescos, Joanna's feet have hardly touched the ground!

At the urging of a Radio 2 producer Joanna conceived Moving Shadows as a complete contrast to her self-penned My Open Eye; putting together a collection of covers mixing classic 60s pop (Alfie, Let's Stay Together, Yesterday) with jazz standards (The Midnight Sun, Nature Boy, A Night in Tunisia). A simple trio line-up with collaborators Julie Walkington on double bass and Charlie Price on drums and percussion, Moving Shadows will be released this autumn on the 33 Jazz label.

For the daughter of a professional musician and a drama teacher and writer perhaps becoming a singer/songwriter was an obvious step but it didn't always feel like joining the family firm "I know my Dad really worried about my career choice, he probably had visions of me starving in some garret. I wrote the song Father's Day (on Eden's first album A Little Bird Told Me) about those emotions which features 4 more originals which were welcomed by the media ("a Martini-cool voice with something of the cookie wisdom of Rickie Lee Jones and a song-writing style to match" Mojo).

Lyrics

Falling Out of Grace

Written By: Joanna Eden

I don't even wanna talk about it
It hurts me
All those years that went before us
From the mouths of those who bore us
Oh that disapproving chorus

And I don't even wanna talk about it
You curse me
As you throw your double standards
How with every word you brand us
How did you misplace your anger?

I'm falling out of grace
How're we gonna change
We're never gonna change we're always
Moving our own goalposts
Set the highjump higher
Pulling up the ladder
Falling out of favour

And I don't even wanna talk about it
You empowered me
You started hitching up your skirt
And then you showed me how to flirt
Now you look at me like dirt

I'm falling out grace...

Ban the Spice Girls
Then ban Abbie Tittmuss
Then ban all those magazines like Nuts and Loaded
Then ban Britney Spears
And then ban poles and dancing
But remember ladies
These are all your children

We're falling out of grace....

Discography

MOVING SHADOWS 33JAZZ149 Released November 2007 on 33Jazz Label. Features Charlie Price - drums and Julie Walkington - double bass. A collection of jazz standards and 60s pop - given the "Eden Treatment"!
MY OPEN EYE MRM2013 Release Date May 14 07 on Mr Riddles Music Label. A self-penned album featuring Jim Mullen - guitar, Mick Hutton - double bass, Charlie Price - drums, Dan Boutwood - guitar, Al Tsentides - bass, Jonathan Radford - Flugelhorn.
Radio airplay so far: BBC RADIO 2 and BBC RADIO 4 and BBC LOCAL RADIO ESSEX
A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME BBJ2012 Released August 2000 on Black Box Label. A collection of Eden originals, standards and more contemporary songs given the "eden treatment".
Features Alan Leggett - trumpet, Charlie Price - drums, Scott Noftle - bass, Julie Walkington - double bass, Alison Neale - Flute, Francesco Cavalier - guitar, Dan Boutwood - guitar and Luke Annersley - Tenor Sax.

Set List

The Album "Moving Shadows" features:-
A Taste of Honey - Bobby Scott, Rick Marlow
Let's Stay Together - Al Jackson Jr, Willie Mitchell
Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez
A Night in Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
Alfie - Burt Bacharach, Hal David
The Midnight Sun - Lionel Hampton, Sonny Burke, Johnny Mercer
When I Fall in Love - Edward Heyman, Victor Young
Isn't It Romantic - Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
Moonlight in Vermont - John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf
Waltz For Debby - Bill Evans
Yesterday - Paul McCartney
Miss Otis Regrets - Cole Porter
Don't Know Why - Jesse Harris