Listed as part of ‘Ones to Watch’ in the Manchester Evening News, new single ‘Kate Rusby’ is the latest single from the Tracey Browne
“Tracey Browne is the real deal, an exciting new talent. Heartfelt melodic songs that echo the spirit of Kirsty MacColl, a brilliant voice which can swoop from a rock holler from a tender whisper, and a lively spunky stage presence. Once heard, she's in your head and your heart for good.” - Thea Gilmore
‘I can understand why Thea Gilmore has taken a close interest in the blossoming career of singer-songwriter Tracey, as there is much resembling Gilmore’s early work in these Simple yet cleverly constructed songs…distinctly better than ordinary.’ Daily Express in Scotland
'Browne is a Skillfully self-deprecating autobiographical lyricist who carves a confidently assured path through a series of well - crafted and memorable songs. And theres variety too 4*' Nick Toczek, Rock n Reel mag
Everyone is Ordinary, an album invoking comparison to a host of singer-songwriters including…A British Joan Osborne perhaps, a 21st century Kirsty MacColl, a folkier Sarah McLachlan, a poppier Sheryl Crow...we invite you to judge for yourself.
Championed by Nigel Stonier and Thea Gilmore, Tracey has also garnered praise from Lavinia Blackwall (of Trembling Bells) and has supported O’Hooley & Tidow (finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013). Hers is a sound that transcends comparisons; often deceptively straightforward and shot through with a pop sensibility.
2013 has been a breakthrough year for Tracey and with such prominent supporters in the music world she is releasing her new single Kate Rusby on the day she plays Cambridge Folk Festival.
The album was recorded in a 17th century church in Northenden, Greater Manchester. Perceiving something magical in the acoustics, she gathered a team of musicians and producer of choice Nigel Stonier - who, having worked with Thea Gilmore, Joan Baez, Martha Wainwright and Clare Teal to name but a few, knows a quality singer songwriter when he hears one. Jumping in at any hour of the day or night, Tracey engineered AND performed, literally hitting the record button in the control room then dashing through to the studio area to perform her vocal overdubs.
The result is a stunningly fine 11 track album in which the emotions of Tracey’s songs take flight on the empathy of the musicians and the combination of spirit and quirk brought to the recording process.
You can download the new single by clicking HERE
Tracey has just added a mini live album to Bandcamp, from a gig supporting Thea Gilmore at last year's Words & Music festival
For more information goto www.teamtracey.co.uk