Following her stunning debut EP Little Stings and an extensive tour ofthe UK and her native Scandanavia, Ragz returns to Liverpool to launchher Autumn tour with her follow up EP release, Bedroom Recordings. The launch night will see Ragz joined by a very special guest –Liverpool legend and Icicle Works main man, Ian McNabb with supportfrom the fantastic Jeff Jepson Band.
Capturing the rich and deep tones of her powerful yet fragile voice,the intricate musicianship and beautiful melodies that soar fromuncharted depths to heights unknown, Bedroom Recordings rounds up aseries of low key summer dates, including Liverpool’s Carling Academy,The Bluecoats Arts Centre and BBC Radio’s Stan Ambrose’s legendary‘Folkscene’ show.
Bedroom Recordings will be released in five limited editions of 40,each hand numbered, and each edition featuring different combinationsof songs, including live favourite “Oh Oh” and “End to Ends” togetherwith many of the newer songs that crept into sets during the LittleStings tour.
Ian McNabb, ‘the sweetest guy in rock ‘n’ roll’, confirms thelegendary status bestowed upon him by Alan McGee by taking time outfrom his forthcoming autobiography Merseybeast – A Musical Memoir, tolend his support to Ragz on this very special occasion in Liverpool’sKorova.
Ragz is a singer/songwriter born and raised in a land coloured bynorthern lights and fairytale creatures. Originally hailing from atiny, forest-surrounded town in the south east of Norway, Ragz madeLiverpool her home in 2002, and has since cemented herself into themusical folklore of her adopted city and developed her craft on stagesacross the UK, supporting the likes of Laura Marling, Eliza Doolittle, Vijay Kishore, David Ford, Adem, Marissa Nadler, Thea Gilmore, and Ian McNabb;earning favourable comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley andgaining many new friends and fans along the way…
‘Siren with star quality.’ Jade Wright, Liverpool Echo
‘Startlingly original’ Liverpool.com
‘Watching her live is fantastic, she made people cry’ Phillip Harvery & Joel Ransom, PureFM
‘she has one of the most incredible voices I’d heard in a livesetting, and the crowd were held rapt in her sway’ Andy Von Pip, The Von Pip Musical Express
‘Ragz is well known for her ability to bring a dark hush over thelairiest of audiences – thanks to her sweet, rich voice and beautifulback catalogue of (Joni Mitchell-hued) songs’ Diesel U-Music
‘the night is stolen by Ragz. The darker side of acoustic as she singsabout the turmoil of voices in the head’ Stuart Glossop, Leedsmusicscene.net
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