'One of the most magical new artists to excite our ears in many years...confessional and cathartic'
Nigel Williamson, Uncut
Sadie Jemmett's music career began in Paris when her newly recorded single was picked up by renowned theatre and opera director, Irina Brook, and used as the theme tune for her hit show, Resonances, staring French film star Irene Jacobs. The play was a critical success and went on to win the prestigious French Theatre Moliere award, while the song was picked up and played extensively on National French Radio. As Sadie had no label or distribution at the time, the only way that people could get hold of her music was through the theatre where she sold approximately 4,000 copies of the album ‘Resonances’, in just over two months, that she recorded specifically for the play.
From Paris Sadie moved to London to continue her career, where she met her first manager, Steve Lee,( John Lee Hooker, JJ Cale). Steve guided Sadie’s early career during the writing of her debut album and secured her an exciting support slot for the legendary folk Singer, Judy Collins, at the prestigious Jazz Cafe in London. Judy was impressed by Sadie’s songs and voice and quickly signed her to her New York label, Wildflower Records. This resulted in Sadie travelling to Los Angeles to work with renowned music producer, David Bianco (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chilli Peppers) where her debut album, The Blacksmith’s Girl was born.
MUSIC IS LOVE
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REVIEWS FOR THE BLACKSMITH'S GIRL
“Wowed us all – Record of the week”
– Hit Sheet
"One of the most magical new singer-songwriters to excite our ears in many years ... confessional and cathartic”
– Nigel Williamson, Uncut
“Moving and beautiful”
– Acoustic Magazine
“Lovely and compelling” – Judy Collins
“A long time coming” ★★★★1/2 – Maverick Magazine
“Beautifully honest style & skills” ★★★★ – Belfast Telegraph
“A joy from start to finish” – Classic Rock Society
REVIEWS FOR LONDON LOVE SONGS
"A mighty fine record, In common with many great records you'll want to return again and again" - read the full review at Folk Radio UK
"Reminiscent of a female Nick Cave and echoes too of Billy Bragg" - Songwriting Magazine
"A little gem. There's a track that everyone can relate to" - FATEA magazine
"Sublime" - R2
The album received some wonderful reviews notably from the respected music critic Nigel Williamson who is a fan, and also extensive national and regional radio play. Sadie supported Judy Collins on her successful UK Tour and also toured with UK singer Aled Jones. She was also invited to perform as an up-and-coming artist at the US Music industry Conference NARM held in Los Angeles. Along the way Sadie has gained some seriously heavyweight fans, amongst them, Yoko Ono, who included Sadie's song ‘I'm Glad You're Back’ on her BBC6 Music show 6Mix, quite an honour! And the legendary Lou Reed, who after seeing Sadie perform at the La Mama Theatre in the East Village, NYC, asked to meet her and congratulated her on her songs and performance.
Sadie also contributed to a worldwide release, Music Is Love; (a singer-songwriter's tribute to the music of Crosby Stills Nash and Young) alongside artists such as Judy Collins and Irish singer Liam O Maonlai from The Hot House Flowers. Her cover of Graham Nash’s Teach Your Children, which appears on the album, received excellent press and radio play both in the UK, Europe and America. Sadie recorded part of her second album, London Love Songs, at the legendary Abbey Road Studio 2. A gift for which she is eternally grateful. Sadie released London Love Songs, again, to critical acclaim, in 2015 through a successful Pledge campaign and toured for most of that year throughout the UK and Europe.
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Throughout her career, Sadie has gained many loyal fans in and out of the industry from both sides of the pond, and her career continues to move forward, flourish and grow. She is currently writing her third studio album.
Watch this space….