Monday, 14 January 2013

Press Release from Totnes FM: Julia Biel & Phil King at Totnes FM Studio Lounge Friday 18 January

Julia Biel
Singing with Phil King
Totnes FM Studio Lounge
Friday 18 January 8.30pm

Singer hailed as the ‘next Norah Jones’ plays Totnes this weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MONDAY 14 2012: ONE OF the UK’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters is performing at the Studio Lounge in Totnes this Friday (18th January) in what can only be described as a sensational line up to kick off gigs at the venue for 2013.

Described by critics as the new Norah Jones, Julia Biel is set to release her second album, a self-penned collection of jazzy/folk/pop songs. Hailed by The Independent as “the best British vocalist to emerge in an age”, her credits include featured lead vocals with Mercury Prize nominated cult band Polar Bear, and collaborations with Everything But The Girl svengali Ben Wright.

The Guardian wrote Julia has a voice of supreme subtlety and honeyed depth. Her mesmerizing voice and magnetic stage presence should encourage many to follow where she leads . . . about to hit the big time”.

Phil King
Joining Julia on this double header UK tour is Phil King, who Time Out described as having a voice to die for".

Phil also has two albums under his belt and he performs regularly in Paris, Zurich, Barcelona, and New York. Phil can also count BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq as huge fans. Harris said simply: “Absolutely brilliant.”

And to kick the evening off will be Totnes’ very own Crow Puppets, who have created something of a stir around Devon since forming in 2012, especially during an incredibly charming set at Live At The Great Hall in Dartington last November. Crow Puppets is the folk/pop creation of Cara Roxanne and Emma Marshall, and whisper it quietly, but they are going places.

Tickets are £7 in advance and £9 on the door and can be bought online at, over the phone on 01803 862267 or by visiting the box office on Wills Road on the Totnes Trading Estate.

This is a incredible night to open the 2013 season at the Studio Lounge, which welcomes some wonderful musical, theatrical and poetical heroes over the coming year, including folk legend Steve Tilston, Broadway multi-award winner Barb Jungr, the incredible Liz Lawrence, Lotte Mullen, who is currently in production with Elton John on a film about her rise through the musical ranks, and even the reformed 1990s pop icons Dodgy in June! Plus, there’s lots, lots more coming from the Studio Lounge this year so keep an eye on the listings at

Studio Lounge
The Totnes FM Studio Lounge is the community arts venue for Totnes and surrounding villages.

For further information:
Contact David Parsley on 01803 862267 / 07912 694581 or on

Julia Biel
Julia Biel & Phil King
Totnes FM Studio Lounge
Friday 18 January 7.30 for 8.30pm
two singer/songwriters
Tickets: £9 (advance £7)
from 'tickettaylor'
or call David Parsley
01803 862267 / 07912 694581

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