Brighton-based, enthralling singer-songwriter Mara Simpson, returns with ‘Keep Holding On’, featuring Ben Ottewell from Gomez on vocals, Chris Boot on drums, Jamie Patterson on bass and Tim Bidwell.
‘Keep Holding On’ is a soulfully honest and meaningful track,”inspired by the city of Berlin, the people who live there, and a woman named Frieda Schulze, who, aged 77 in 1961, climbed out of a window, to freedom.”
The track is the first single from the intriguing artist’s – London born to a Kenyan family and “who’s called Watamu, Wellington, Berlin & Brighton all home” – debut album ‘Our Good Sides’, out in May, and recorded and produced by Tim Bidwell (Kate Walsh, Fink).
The album features guest vocals from Olly Knights of Turin Brakes, Ben Ottewell of Gomez, and cousin, Courtney Simpson.
28/02/16 The Brunswick, Brighton
19/05/16 St Pancras Old Church, London (Album launch)
21/05/16 The Alternative Great Escape,
28/05/16 Elderflower Festival, UK