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* The Poly: Sarah Jane Morris
Posted Sep 08, 2006 - 12:00 AM
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Events Sarah Jane Morris, Blues/Jazz/Soul, Falmouth Arts Centre, Friday 29th September
8.00pm, Tickets 10.00 ...

Whether topping the charts with the 80s band Communards, co-writing the miner's strike anthem, or making docu-dramas about Thatcher's Britain, Sarah Jane Morris has been a free-spirited protest performer and political activist for twenty five years.

Some hear Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holliday in her voice, others cite Macy Gray and Erykah Badu, although Morris herself likes to say: "Nina Simone meets Janis Joplin." Yet always her own woman, Sarah Jane Morris is a truly independent spirit with a stunningly expressive voice who's been making exciting music for twenty five years.

"A voice that can excite shivers of passion and delights, soaring, swooping, sensual and sophisticated, this voice is more than a style, it's a force of nature. Torch song, soul standard or smoky blues, the message remains constant: human passion with a dazzling voice." (Neil Spencer, The Observer)

Eight solo albums later, pop stardom on the continent, and a diverse set of musical collaborations on record, film and stage, Morris continues to steer her unorthodox career to greater heights.

Her new 34 track compilation album, 'After All These Years' includes acoustic sessions with guitarist extraordinaire Marc Ribot, hit dancefloor remixes, stylish studio productions, and live performances that showcase the true spirit and energy of this charismatic performer.

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