Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe’s Liverpool shows
Aug 21 2008 Liverpool Daily Post
CANADIAN singer-songwriter Allison Crowe visits Liverpool this weekend for a trio of musical performances.
First, she teams up with Manchester singer-songwriter Nadia Lowe for a concert bill at View Two Gallery on Mathew Street on Saturday, before marking Beatles Week with shorter sets to highlight her interpretations of Fab Four tunes at Hard Days Night Hotel on Sunday, August 24 (11pm).
She also guests at the Royal Court Theatre on Monday as part of the Fab Four Las Vegas Show (already sold out as part of a Beatle Week tour package).
Crowe writes, performs, engineers and produces her own music. Since 2003 she's released six critically and commercially successful CDs of original songs with interpretations from the popular songbook in an organic blend of rock, jazz, pop, folk and soul – described by one critic as "Elton John meets Edith Piaf".
More than 2m people have viewed Crowe's cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah on YouTube, and her other videos, including Beatles favourites In My Life and Let It Be, alongside John Lennon's Imagine have, together, been watched over one million times.
Joining Crowe for the launch of the weekend series is Mancunian Nadia Lowe.
After early years spent in Jamaica, Lowe returned to her birthplace where she picked up guitar at age 15 and began to fuse the musical influences of her roots.
Her four song EP, One, has just been released with a full length studio album planned for the near future.