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Home > Sarah Gillespie: Women Make Music

Sarah Gillespie: Women Make Music

‘The War on Trevor’ is a narrative piece of music depicting the plights of a luckless London lad who repeatedly gets mistaken for a terrorist.  It combines musical interludes on guitar, accordion, double bass, cello and clarinet with song sections and extracts of vocal narration. The music will be toured across the UK in April 2012 by the Sarah Gillespie Quartet.


Described by Robert Wyatt as ‘brilliant, the bees knees’ Sarah Gillespie is critically acclaimed Anglo-American singer-songwriter based in London. Her 2 albums ‘Stalking Juliet’ (2009) and ‘In the Current Climate’ (2011) received rave reviews from the broadsheet and music press for combining beat poetry lyrics with folk, blues and jazz. Having studied for a Masters Degree in politics and philosophy her songs often combine the personal life with the socio-political in references to everything from the Dow Jones and the Hang Index to John the Baptist, Guantanamo and semtex smuggling. Gillespie has toured extensively in the UK and Europe playing festivals, theatres and arts centers with her quartet featuring maverick saxophonist and composer Gilad Atzmon. She has played live on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and received airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC radio 2, Jazz FM and local international stations. She is currently writing her third album.


Future performance dates:

Jan 20th The Fleece Jazz Club, Colchester 
Jan 21st Folk Club Turino Italy 
Jan 22 Wodanhalle, Freiburg Germany 
Jan 23 Foyer Kultursaal, Überlingen Germany
Jan 24 Farrenstall, Mundelfingen Germany
Jan 26 Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho 
Jan 27 Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho 
Jan 28 Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho 
The War on Trevor Tour 2012
Feb 17th – The Lighthouse Theatre, Pool
Feb 20th – The 606 Club, London
Feb 22nd – JAZZ FM @ The Boisdale,  London
March 9th – Women of the World Festival @ the Southbank, London
April 13th – Much Wenlock Poetry Festival
April 15th – Lichfield Guildhall, Lichfield
April 19th – Ropetackle Arts, Shoreham by Sea
April 21st – The Barn, Snailwell Suffolk (SOLO)
April 24th – The Albion Beatnik Bookshop, Oxford
April 25th – The Command House, Rochester
April 26th – The Vortex Jazz Club, London
April 27th – Wakefield Jazz Club, Wakefield
April 28th – St David’s Hall, South Petherton
May 27th – Black Mountain Jazz, Abergavenny
June 3rd – Strwberry Hill Jazz Festival, Richmond


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