Following on from the success of our first compilation CD, Now That's What WE Call Music, we are proud to announce that our second CD is now available.
Featuring 15 of the very best singer/songwriters from the South West region, Postcards From Within captures an impressive array of themes and sounds, and you can almost taste the lush hills and pure air of the Mid Devon coutryside on many of the tracks. All of the artists have performed their original songs at CRAMP events in the past, including our ever-popular open mic night at The Lamb Inn in Sandford, near Crediton, which takes place on the last Friday of each month.
The CD costs just £5, and can be purchased in person from Crediton Record Shop and The Lamb Inn. If you prefer to purchase online, please click on the Paypal button below. Alternatively, please send a cheque for £6 (to cover postage and packing) to CRAMP, 5 Blagdon Place, Crediton, Devon EX17 1EX (Tel: 01363 773052).
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Here follows brief details of all the artists featured on the CD:
Adelia is a singer/songwriter based in Teignmouth, Devon. And although her songs are varied in style they are all well constructed, perceptive, often poignant and frequently funny, and speak of life and love with a contemporary twist. Adelia has recently released her first album, entitled ‘Free Falling’ which is available from itunes, Amazon.com or directly from Adelia. More information is available at: www.reverbnation.com/adelia / www.myspace.com/adelia55
“What a marvellous collection of songs: clever, quirky and moving, and very well-sung!”
Willy Russell (writer/composr)
Since a young age Heather has been dedicated to music and performance. She has since participated in many projects, including recording her debut album in Sao Paulo with some of Brazil's leading musicians. Originally from Crediton, she now lives in London and continues to write and perform, exploring a variety of styles, which draw from her love of Folk, Trip Hop and Soul.
Through the many musical explorations that Heather is involved in, what stays
constant is her strong song writing abilities and her pure-toned, intimate and
captivating voice. She paints her individuality with vocal tenderness, and
Vocalist, lyricist, catalyst - a fusion of electro beats, dark and haunting lyrics and a unique vocal style, the result - a highly original and innovative sound.
Ella is a singer/songwriter based in Crediton. She has been writing and performing her own brand of soft and gentle melodic folk since the age of 14. Many of her songs are inspired by the natural surroundings of rural Mid Devon, and the unnecessary complexities of the western world.
b.e_cooling is a bluesy, folk/rock outfit from the Mendips in Somerset. They are currently in the final stages of producing their debut album which should be released later this year. The song "It Don't Matter" is a mid-tempo ballad about no-one in particular ...... but it usually gets people joining in on the chorus!
Just 15 years old, Maz is currently making a big impact on the national music industry, with her first single receiving significant airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6Music . Her unique brand of soft folk-pop is delivered with understated tenderness, entrancing audiences wherever she plays. Maz's much-anticipated debut album "Sweep" is due for release on 2nd April 2012.
We're looking forward to the album A LOT! (Steve Lamacq, BBC 6Music)
A young talent with a bright future; Gina’s powerful, soulful voice is distinctive and unforgettable.
Music maker and grass shaker, one half of a whole and full time parent, Dr J has been making music for over 20 years and is heavily influenced by many things, eg. aubergines and the birth of civilization.
Blends elements of traditional acoustic rock and often surreal, allegorical lyrics, with modern trip-hop rhythms and infectious bass-lines.
A superb vocal talent, whose songs enchant and beguile. Her bittersweet lyrics contain wonderfully unique metaphors, and her passionate delivery is palpable.
A young singer/songwriter whose tender, soulful, yet mature voice and guitar playing skills hold audiences mesmerised.
"A young super talent with witty lyrics and an impressive vocal delivery, Aidan also has the swagger as a well-travelled, well-toured folk troubadour... Colourful and inspiring lyrics... Sincere and sensitive delivery" - Tunited.com
A natural performer with a compelling presence, wonderfully crafted songs, and a beautiful, effortless voice. This girl should go far indeed!
"One of the most talented singer/songwriters to have come out of the West Country in years. A unique voice and unique writing combine into an intriguing package of enchantment." Exeter TV
Ian “Slide” Edgar
Slide guitar blues for the twenty first century! Ian’s songs and his confident, unique delivery have to be seen live to be fully appreciated.
Dr Jupiter - Flying
Ella Flight - You*
Adelia Tisdall – Free Falling
George Logsdon – Not Undone*
Gina Tomkins - Music Man*
Heather McClell – I Must Refrain (production by Russell Swallow)
b.e_cooling – It Don’t Matter
Randomlea - Butterflying*
Aidan Simpson – I Am Fever
Maz Totterdell – Never Say Never* (courtesy of Series 8 Records)
Sally Ewin – Wings of An Angel*
Ian “Slide” Edgar – Tell Your Man
Siobhan McCrudden – Unexpected Stranger
Rich Austin – Big River
Laura Thujone - Unconditional
*Recorded exclusively for this album by Paul Bateman for CRAMP
All song copyrights remain with the Artists
This compilation copyright 2011 Crediton Rural Arts & Music Project