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21 years after their debut self titled album and one and only UK tour, the tour de force that is Daphne’s Flight is set to return to the stage in 2017.
Daphne’s Flight are all contemporary songwriters who cross a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop whilst also dipping into new and vibrant arrangements of classic covers such as the Beach Boy’s God Only Knows and Elvis Costello’s Ship Building. All are woven together with striking harmonies and supported by a range of instrumentation and percussion. An evening with Daphne’s Flight will be filled with energy, humour and passion.
With a complete line-up of all five original members and a brand new studio album, this is the tour that fans have been waiting for since their first impromptu performance at Cambridge festival in 1995, when they took a packed club tent by storm and decided the time was right to join forces. Drawing on their collective wealth of talent and varied styles, each of them accomplished songwriters, musicians and renowned singers, it was the combination of all five voices, a powerhouse of harmonies, that left audiences breathless and brought them much critical acclaim.
With as much energy and enthusiasm as they ever had, Daphne’s Flight are truly excited to be reuniting again and hope you will join them in the next leg of the flight for what promises to be a memorable year. Chocks away! The new album, Knows Time, Knows Change, is scheduled for release in spring 2017 and will be on the Fledg’ling Record label.
In the two decades since Daphne’s Flight were together, Christine Collister has released 11 albums and a DVD celebrating 20 years of performance (2003) and continues to tour the globe. Melanie Harrold, as well as being a vocal therapist now runs and arranges for 2 celebrated London choirs. She released a live CD of her own music in 2013. Chris While and Julie Matthews have been a duo for 22 years receiving 10 BBC Folk Award nominations and winning in the best duo category in 2009. As well as their extensive tours which take them around the world, they have released 10 studio albums and are members of the celebrated Christmas band, St Agnes Fountain. Since 2006, Julie has been a leading writer for the BBC Radio Ballads. Chris tours each year with her daughter Kellie. Helen Watson has released several solo albums as well as recordings with Burden of Paradise, which features the mighty Snake Davis and The Love Notes, a respected all female a cappella group.