"Without a doubt, Stephanie Manns is a singer-songwriter with the raw talent, and sure promise of future success." -Maverick Magazine
“Anthemic Americana... Catchy guitar and pristine vocals." - Diva Magazine
On 1st March 2014, the multi-talented singer-songwriter Stephanie Manns will release her debut album Come Closer- a positively beautiful collection of original songs from the UK’s most exciting new country, Americana and folk artist.
From the heartfelt and optimistic tones of opening track “Follow You" to the genuinely moving missive "The Way You Want Me To" and the melancholic yet hopeful “All Over”, Come Closer is an accomplished album of exquisitely performed songs, infused with inclusive and attractive melodies, which also deeply captivates the listener through Manns’ heartwarmingly sincere lyrics.
Refining her skills on the Scottish acoustic music scene, Stephanie has supported Blues Legend Joan Armatrading, Ultravox’s Midge Ure, alt-country troubadours Ahab and Brit award winner Emeli Sandé. It was during this time that Stephanie was discovered by national arts organisation Creative Scotland, who strongly supported her cause, helping Stephanie to fund the album as an independent artist.
Manns’ songwriting has been heavily influenced by Tift Merritt, Madison Violet and Patti Griffin, which is apparent throughout the album and serves to enhance the body of work as a whole. Come Closer illuminates Manns as a brilliantly gifted artist, who writes charmingly enjoyable songs that have the ability to move a diverse array of music lovers.
Come Closer will be available to buy on iTunes from 1st March 2014