The Stow Festival tries to make sure that as many musical styles as possible are included, and classical music is no exception. We spoke to Music in the Village’s Peter McCarthy ahead of the performance from Collegium Musicum 90 on Thursday night.
Naz Anine plays at Le Delice on Stow Festival Saturday with The Uncommon Earth. We caught up with her to look ahead to the show.
Hi Naz Anine. How would you describe your sound?
Soulful vocals and haunting melodies weaved into arrangements that are a fusion of contemporary, classical and middle eastern influences and instruments.
Since we announced the festival line-up, Bobbing For Apples has been one of the most popular artists on our website. We spoke to the singer/songwriter to find out more about her.
Hi Bobbing for Apples. Tell us a bit about your music.
Hello Stow Festival. My music…well, I’m inspired by great songs and great songwriters. People like Elliott Smith, Paul Simon and Lennon and McCartney. I first learned piano, many, many moons ago, and wrote my first song when I was about 8 (I think I wanted to write something that Wham would sing). I got lured to the guitar in my teens. Many power chords, metal pedals and indie bands later, I now make acoustic folk music with a pop sensibility. I write songs about heartache, procrastination and unrequited love.