Thea Gilmore

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Tags: singer-songwriter female vocalists folk british female vocalist seen live Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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25 November 1979, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. This UK singer-songwriter presents a distinctly English take on the angst-rock blueprint of American artists such as Ani DiFranco and Alanis Morissette. Gilmore was brought up in Oxford, where she listened to classic rock records and began to write short stories and poetry. By her mid-teens Gilmore had begun composing and performing her own songs, and was first noticed during a work experience placement at Fairport Convention’s Woodworm Studios. At the age of 16 she recorded an album for the independent Beautiful Jo label. A single ‘Instead Of The Saints’ was released before Gilmore, demonstrating a precocious distrust of the record industry, broke away to set up her own Shameless Records label. Burning Dorothy was released to general acclaim in November 1998, revealing a songwriter of rare passion and intent. The Lipstick Conspiracies benefited from a distribution contract with Naim, while retaining...

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