The likes of Joni Mitchell, John Martyn and Nina Simone informed her inquisitive young ears, and the likes of Regina Spektor and Madeline Peyroux inspired the music you can hear today. A well travelled and manifold artist, she has led a musical life in various places: In France, where she relinquished the classical world for a burgeoning interest in jazz, immersing herself in the music of Thelonious Monk and Ella Fitzgerald, and the United States, where she recorded her first record in the musically fertile ground of Woodstock. Later basing herself in Glasgow where she established herself as a much sought after independent artist, Siobhan continued to display and develop her craft before mesmerised audiences throughout the country, whom the Scottish media described as “falling under her charm.” As well as supporting such established names as Friendly Fires, Benjamin Biolay and Ben E. King, Siobhan quickly became a much-loved pillar of the flourishing Glasgow music scene as well as playing to audiences throughout the UK.
Charming, engaging and at times unsettlingly perfect, Glorified Demons contains the kinds of songs the listener feels they should have heard before, but haven’t; confessional, poetic lyrics, coupled with Siobhan’s quietly fulfilling, yet self-assured, voice, embrace poised compositions that harmonise with the rich, textured themes of love and longing with heartfelt emotion and descriptive virtuosity. ‘All Dressed Up Tonight’ is a catchy, guitar-based song with a homemade charm about it and single potential, whereas ‘Car Crash Two’ is stirring, modern, touching and musically rich. The depth of Siobhan’s jazz and classical background is in evidence throughout, but none more so than during ‘Ta Petite Minette,’ an uncompromising song that brings together the delicate beauty of her craft and the intriguing beast of her subject matter. However, describing Glorified Demons feels like picking apart the jewels of a Faberge egg.
Siobhan Wilson is an artist best experienced in all her beauty and intrigue, where each precious vocal technique or beautifully haunting song can be seen catching the lights of the stage together, creating a sensual ensemble of colours that any audience would be blessed to see. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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