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Jonathan Powell





At Arm's Length

Welsh talent Jonathan Powell, was recently described as 'Genius and a little gem' by Frank Henessey and Amy Wadge on their BBC Radio programme. Powell, age 23 from Cardiff is a singer/songwriter & viola player whose music is attracting major interest from some of the UK's leading music organisations. Since the release of his debut album 'Forgive this day' on his record label 'Still Small Voice' (Aug 2009), Jonathan has been in demand not only as a performer but also as a songwriter and producer, having recently co-written, recorded and produced several tracks on Charlotte Church's new album which was released in the UK on November 01. The voice of an angel star, also covered the track 'Snow' which appeared on Powell's debut album as 'The Year That We spent playing in the Snow'. Critics describe Jonathan's music as urban folk and whilst there are elements of country, punk, jazz and out-and-out pop, his music carries an immense emotional weight through lush melody and engaging story telling. There is also a strong classical influence; Jonathan studied the viola at the Royal Academy of Music, London from the early age of 16 after winning the National Chamber competition 5 times! In between recording & producing, over the last 12 months, Powell has been touring the UK and has performed at some of the UK's most popular festivals including 'How The Light Gets In' festival in Hay followed by a performance at 'The Marylebone Summer Fayre', the 'Beach Break Live', 'Hop Farm Festival' and most recently the' Green Man Festival'. At the end of January, Jonathan will perform at the Midem Festival in Cannes. Jonathan's new album 'THE FLIGHT & other stories' will be released on 07 February 2011.


Wednesday March 16



Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn


500 N IH 35



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