LIVERPOOL ACOUSTIC SPOTLIGHT AUDIO SHOW #2
June 2008 – Ragz
1. Oh, Oh (live at the Drift Bar in Portsmouth)
2. End to Ends (home recording)
3. Mosquito Man (from the EP Little Stings)
4. Breathe (live) (from the EP Little Stings)
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WITH HER RICH, SUSTAINED VOICE, skilled musicianship and gorgeous, occasionally dark, tunes, Ragz has gained many fans and favourable comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Bat For Lashes amongst others.
ORIGINALLY HAILING FROM a tiny, forest-surrounded town in the south east of Norway, Ragz first came to Liverpool to study music at university, but quickly realized that she’d rather be out gigging than inside reciting.
SHE HAS SINCE cemented herself into the musical folklore of her new home and developed her craft on stages across the UK , including Liverpool Academy, Manchester Academy and the Borderline in London , supporting the likes of Vijay Kishore, David Ford, Marissa Nadler and Ian McNabb.
THE LIVERPOOL-BASE SINGER/SONGWRITER kicked off 2008 with her first fully-fledged EP, ‘Little Stings‘, and a national tour to support its release and is now soon to record her first album.
‘Little Stings’ was recorded in Liverpool’s famous Parr Street Studios, used by everyone from The Coral to Coldplay, and features 7 of her best songs so far, including live favourites ‘Breathe’ and ‘Mosquito Man’.
IT WOULD SEEM the time has come for her career to set a new course upon the release of these songs to love to, cry to and most importantly – live to.
‘Siren with star quality.’ – Jade Wright, Liverpool Echo ‘A crowd hushing voice & enchanting songs’ – Richard Twine, L*A*W*M ‘A talented musician on the cusp of international stardom and her fan-base is ever-increasing.’ – Nerve magazine ‘The songstress is breathing new life into her craft with the rest of us looking on in amazement. A great girl and a fine composer ladies and gentlemen’ – International Online Music
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.