Michele Stodart: Manchester Folk Festival

  • Friday | 20.10.23
  • 8.45pm
  • The Castle Hotel, Manchester
  • £14 Advance

Caribbean-born Michele Stodart is an award-winning solo artist, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist now based in London. Best renowned as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter of Mercury-nominated, double-platinum selling band, The Magic Numbers, with whom she continues to play and tour world-wide.

Michele has always pursued her own writing alongside her band and nurtured a love for folk/Americana artists as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch. After almost a decade of touring, she took some time out to record an album of her own songs: Wide-Eyed Crossing (2012), a southern-drenched journey into Americana country blues. She soon became known for her intimate, heart-wrenching live performances, gaining her recognition for her solo material and helping to establish her as a singer-songwriter in her own right. A few years later, she was signed by One Little Independent. A second solo album – Pieces (2016)- followed shortly after, receiving great critical acclaim for its melodic, cinematic country/roots-influenced songs.

Michele’s diverse skills as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and musical director have led to many collaborative projects in the studio or on stage with artists such as Kathryn Williams, Billy Bragg, Bernard Butler, David Ford, Natalie Imbruglia, Ren Harvieu, Charlie Dore, David Kitt, Hannah White, O’Hooley & Tidow amongst many others.
In 2022, she received public recognition for her talent, when she was awarded the AMA-UK ‘Instrumentalist Of The Year’ award. In January 2023 she was invited back as musical director at the UK Americana Awards.

Currently, Michele is working on her third solo album, due for release in September 2023.

Artists on stage: 9.00pm
Curfew: 10.00pm
Stage: The Castle Hotel, Manchester