Singer-songwriter, musician and activist Sadie Jemmett packs a potent punch with some powerful themes and her powerful voice on the new album ‘Phoenix’, a soulful and soul-searching tour-de-force, effortlessly oozing with empathy for the downtrodden and crackling with a caustic and creative anger aimed towards the current crop of morally bankrupt global power-mongers‘ – Dexter Bentley, Resonance FM

Press Coverage

  • Americana UK
    'A classic song, beautifully performed, this is a song to lose yourself in. Enjoy.' (At My Window)
  • Music Mecca, Nashville-based music blog
    'Critically acclaimed UK singer-songwriter Sadie Jemmett has brought it home once again with her new single, a cover of the Townes Van Zandt 1987 classic, 'At My Window'.'
  • Music Mecca, Nashville-based music blog
    ‘A fresh take on the human experience, Jemmett is known for her protest-fueled songs’ (The Killing of George Floyd)
  • Hot Press Magazine
    'Sadie's new single honours the widespread protests and heartbreak George Floyd's murder at the hands of police sparked'
  • Maverick Magazine
    'A powerful song' - (The Killing of George Floyd)
  • Maverick Magazine ****
    'A powerful record, Jemmett speaks her mind freely and intelligently'
  • Sunday Express Magazine
    ‘An Anthem for our age… Sadie Jemmett speaks volumes with her defiant brand of protest songs’
  • The National
    'A defiant rallying cry ... Not for nothing is the record called Phoenix'
  • FATEA Magazine
    'Quivering and windswept ... like the phoenix of the title, Sadie Jemmett is rising above'
  • Record Collector
    'Every song's a classic - a terrific piece of work'
  • Dexter Bentley, Resonance FM
    ‘A soul-searching tour-de-force ... effortlessly oozing empathy for the downtrodden’ -
  • Jonny Steingold, presenter, Dixieflier, Mad Wasp Radio
    'Sadie Jemmett's current release, Phoenix, is an unbeatable combination of quality musicianship and excellent songwriting married to a social conscience. Album of the year, no question'
  • Music News
    'The album, with its wide range of subject matters and topics, showcases Sadie’s dexterity as a musician and a lyricist'
  • Roots Collective Radio Station
    'Sadie has one of those voices that you'll hear once and never forget'
  • Vents Magazine
    'Not only a great songwriter but a great singer too'
  • Rock 'n' Reel Magazine
    ‘Powerful ... heartbreakingly beautiful ... as eloquently ( written) as you could wish for .... Jemmett has really matured as a songwriter and Phoenix is an intense album'
  • The Sun
    ' A hit!'
  • Classic Pop Magazine
    'Urgent ... frantic ... really really good'
  • Neon Music
    'Politically motivated, emotionally sincere ... captivating'
  • Daily Express
    'A gutsy and dynamic anthem for the #metoo movement'
  • CBS News
    'An anthem for survivors'
  • Maverick Magazine
    'A talented musician flexing her singing, songwriting and guitar ability in style. Jemmett nails her set ' ****
  • Music News
    'An extremely talented songwriter' ****

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Singer. Musician. Composer

The release of Sadie Jemmett’s third studio album, Phoenix, signals a return to touring for ‘one of the most magical and original singer-songwriters to excite our ears in many years’ (music critic Nigel Williamson), having taken time out from the road to concentrate on writing and recording.

Phoenix was released in summer 2019 on TwoUpTwoDown Records/Absolute Universal to critical acclaim and was recorded over two weeks at Baker Studios on Vancouver Island, BC, by Cowboy Junkies and Waylin’ Jennys’ producer, Joby Baker.

Joby and Sadie were also childhood friends, having played together in their early teens, so the process of recording and working together again after so many years was especially magical and unique, and the results on the album speak for themselves.

After a series of select shows in 2019 to promote the album’s release, Sadie will be touring extensively throughout 2020 with a three-piece backing band, with dates lined-up in the UK, Europe and Canada.

 “Last year [2018] was an epic year for me, beginning with the sad death of firstly my mother, and then a close friend, and ending with a brand new album, and music video,” say’s Sadie.

When I look back over that time it is hard to separate these two deaths from the writing and making of this album, as these two massive events happened within weeks of recording the album in Canada … they are now intrinsically woven into the very fabric of this record and, I think, they have added something very human and vulnerable to the end result.” 

The album also includes the single ‘Don’t Silence Me’, written for her friend, and actress, Mhairi Morrison, who was sexually assaulted at the beginning of her career in Paris, by an extremely influential film director. 

Following a successful fundraising campaign, Sadie and Mhairi, together with filmmaker Jenn Page, produced a video for the song, which premiered in Los Angeles and featured appearances from survivors of sexual assault by Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein, including Lili Bernard, Louise Godbold, Chantal Cousineau, Sarah Anne Masse and Tasha Dixon.

The song was also picked up by CBS News and BBC News as well as national print and radio media in the UK and US.

As a writer Sadie is now very much in demand and has written a soundtrack for a Hollywood film slated for production next year and tackles some of the themes raised by the #MeToo movement.

Link to full bio (PDF)

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