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Teesside’s Amelia Coburn has been busy quietly cementing her reputation as the region’s leading ukulele songstress. Since being nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in 2017, Amelia has debuted at some of the leading European folk festivals as well as being invited by Wedding Present’s David Gedge to support them in Paris and at his At The Edge Of The Sea festival in Brighton. Hitting up Washington Arts Centre on Friday 7th and Eaglescliffe’s lovely Waiting Room on Sunday 9th June, her beautiful, haunting voice will be the vessel for beguiling folk-tinged originals and now trademark, and ever expanding, repertoire of unusual cover versions.

Taking her influences from artists as diverse as David Bowie, Eva Cassidy, Kate Bush and early Elton John ensures her sets range from classical and sophisticated to pop/rock, where she is equally at home with each, while recent single, 17th of July, may be a traditional jazz ballad in style, it tells the story of a whirlwind one-day romance in Budapest all set to fall apart the next day.

The young gadabout’s studies have recently taken her to France, Mexico and soon to Russia, so catch her while you can at these rare intimate local dates.


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