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"Kintyre Songwriters Festival Songwriters Saturday Night Showcase Concert"

“Lyndsey Cockwell came to the festival from Berlin via London and produced a quirky
performance that was one of the best and most original of the weekend.” - Kay Johnston and WB, Kintire Cultural Forum, July 2010


"Mysterious Orb remix – Lyndsey Cockwell"

“The track Tiny Snatch is quite lovely” - KLF online


"Lyndsey Cockwell"

Die Londonerin Lyndsey Cockwell hatte mit 16 das Klavierspielen satt
und zieht seitdem mit ihrer Gitarre, wunderbaren Popmelodien und einer
grandiosen Stimme durch die Clubs Europas und der USA.
Im Sputnik wird ein exklusives Set aus Filmmusiken spielen – und dazu
Filmausschnitte auf grosser Leinwand zeigen!
- Sputnik Kino


Discography

2004 Lyndsey Cockwell
2005 Lyndsey Cockwell Live
2009 Track on 'Berlin 2009' compilation
2009 Track on 'Queer as folk' compilation
2010 Wooden Dresses
Spring 2011! Recollection

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Lyndsey Cockwell is a songwriter and musician from the UK. A multi-instrumentalist, she has experimented in many different genres, but central to all her projects is her unique and mesmerising voice, rich melodies and harmonies, and the stories woven by her lyrics. She currently performs with acoustic guitar in the classic singer/songwriter format, accompanied by other musicians from time to time.

Lyndsey began with a classical training on the piano, by 16 she had switched to guitar and began writing pop melodies. Meanwhile she began deconstructing sounds and experimented with musique concrete techniques, worked with Charles Hayward (ex This Heat), and became involved with the London experimental music scene. Somewhere in the middle of all this she had a near miss with Morrissey's guitarist Boz Boorer, and her ear for melody was spotted by Alex Patterson of The Orb who produced a version of her song 'Tiny Snatch Of Daylight'. In 2009 the track was unearthed on a KLF website and described as "Quite lovely". Her own version of the song appeared on her Debut EP 'Lyndsey Cockwell', released in 2004.

Inspired by a Juana Molina concert, Lyndsey bought herself a loop station - the perfect tool to blend live improvisations, pre-recorded sound and her songs. Her 'Live 2005' album showcases the results of her experiments with a snappy add-subtract approach. 2005 also saw Lyndsey collaborate with Maxine Bueret on her 'Departure of the Slam-Door trains' exhibition. Lyndsey produced three sonic compositions using both recordings of the trains and the passengers on board.

In 2007 Lyndsey used bass guitar and her loopstation to provide a live soundtrack for contemporary dance when she collaborated with Dan Watson on his piece 'An untold amount of steps', premiered at the Place Dance Theatre in London.

After years of travelling and playing shows in the UK, USA, and all over Europe, Lyndsey relocated from London to Berlin. Berlin based collaborations have seen her joining the indie-pop band Dominique as guitarist and vocalist, forming an accordion driven acoustic duo - the Wooden Dresses, and working with Sheila Chipperfield (ex Elastica), Rae Spoon and Cindy Wonderful (Scream Club).

Recent developments have included press coverage in UPFRONT Online, and her track 'Gossip' featured on the Queer as Folk-Pop compilation and on the 'Berlin 2009' compilation from Crunks Not Dead.

2010 sees the release of Siren Songs an album of interpretations of songs from films. The project will be accompanied by a fashion project of 10 dresses by Linda Eilers , short films, and a website.