Magic Michele ready for Loves gig

PUBLISHED: 14:14 14 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:14 14 June 2013

Michelle Stodart

Michelle Stodart

steve gullick

A PLATINUM-selling performer with a unique sound forged through her multicultural ancestry and upbringing will be playing an intimate Weston gig next month.

Michele Stodart will be familiar to many as a key part of The Magic Numbers, who rocketed to fame after being shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005.

The 30-year-old has, however, temporarily swapped her bass-playing role in the festival favourites to take her first steps into a solo career.

Debut album Wide-Eyed Crossing was released to impressive acclaim at the tail end of 2012, and she will be performing much of its acoustic material during a one-off appearance at Loves Café on July 11.

Those who decide to go and see Stodart in the flesh are in for a treat.

She has been writing and performing since her teenage years, and honed her craft as the band’s reputation grew.

Born in Trinidad of Scottish and Portuguese parents, but raised in the United States before moving to London, Stodart has drawn on musical influences from around the globe.

However, going it alone – and becoming a mother for the first time – have helped her develop a new maturity and refine her own distinct sound.

Renowned as a talented storyteller with a talent for creating uniquely tender lyrics, an evening with Stodart has been likened to ‘stumbling across someone else’s love letters’.

Tickets for her date at Loves in West Street are priced at £10. They can be ordered by logging on to www. lovesweston.co.uk or by calling the venue on 01934 645672.

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