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Wednesday
Sep052012

Biog

Since her first solo release in 2006, Daisy has proven herself as a talented and shrewd songwriter in demand. Three albums have been recorded by renowned producer Ali Chant at Toybox Studios (PJ Harvey, Gruff Rhys, Giant Sand, Seasick Steve) including her most recent release, “Good Luck Songs” (2016).

Daisy’s powerful vocals have been used by the likes of John Parish, for his film work, as well as a handful of TV session work. Her piano style and versatility was noticed by UK prog rockers Crippled Black Phoenix (Mascot Records), and since 2009 on and off Daisy has travelled as pianist/BV with the band on tours covering every corner of Europe as well as a short trip to China. Daisy was also chosen as vocalist on their cover of ACDC’s “Let Me Put My Love Into You” which was used in Classic Rock Magazine’s cover CD – a stark departure from her wistful singing style, proving her adaptability in musical genres.

Daisy has supported well known artists such as Howe Gelb, Karima Francis and Jenn Bostic as well as booked her own tours in the US and Poland, not to mention label tours across Germany, twice a year since 2008. Three studio albums followed suit, one of which (The Green Eyed, 2009) won an Independent Music Award which then secured her slots at Britain’s leading festivals Glastonbury, Wychwood and 2000 Trees.

Wednesday
Sep052012

Music

Daisy ChapmanGood Luck Songs is Daisy's third full length studio album. Drawing comparisons from Nick Cave and Regina Spektor, Daisy's unique voice soars high over dramatic string arrangements and her own beautifully delivered 'Nymanesque' piano. Still taking her dark lyrical cues from the likes of Leonard Cohen, this album offers a brighter tone than her previous releases, only hinting at the melancholy but maintaining its soul and warmth. Daisy continues to draw on both experience and history to form her stories - from the tragedy of Idilia Dubb (a girl who met her fate trapped up a tower in 1851), to the poignant reminiscence of old England in I Used To Own An Empire. Expect beautiful music and harmony from its purest form, to its voluminest. Daisy certainly knows how to craft a song, and arrange the instrumentation so that the listener is constantly engaged. What is always evident, is that Daisy is a well travelled and experienced musician, and has come a long way from performing to three people at a dreary club in the Lower East Side of Manhattan when her musical journey really began.

Wednesday
Sep052012

History

a young Daisy ChapmanDaisy’s first piano lesson was, like many children, forced upon her at the age of 6. However, it soon became clear that rudimentary scales, arpeggios and bi-tonal songs offered no thrill.

Consequently, Daisy took it upon herself to learn, by ear, Bruce Hornsby’s ‘The Way It Is”. Not exactly a cutting edge and life changing choice of song, but what she discovered was that once you’ve mapped yourself around a piano, anything is possible.

Here followed mix tapes and 30 minute recordings of Daisy re-producing popular songs of early 90s, such as Adamski’s “Killer” and Soul II Soul’s “Back To Life”, all evidence of which now lie deep in a drawer somewhere in her Bristol home, never (hopefully) to never see the light of day.

Daisy’s Casio CZ 1000 is now traded in for her trusty touring Roland RD-170 which has been by her side since 2005 when her solo work finally started to take shape. Following some misguided attempts at forming bands and pretending to be a rock star whilst reading Cultural Studies at Bristol’s second most popular University, Daisy wrote and released her first solo double EP, which quickly raised the eyebrows of German based label, Songs & Whispers, whom she has been signed to ever since.