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January 14, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£6
Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem ‘Farewell to Welfare’, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then she has become one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK today.
Her 2013 release, Love Is My Rebellion, charts the journey beyond protest singer, through mid-term political cynicism and personal change to emerge through shades of folk, Americana and country as a more mature song writing voice. The result is a collection of songs that provide a soundtrack to the modern struggle, with faith and with love that will resonate with listeners everywhere.
2015 saw the release of Whatever’s Left with Grace responding to the Conservative majority victory in the General Election with trademark passion alongside more personal and hugely relatable tracks that makes the record one of the most heartfelt of the year.
Grace’s career boasts four studio albums, a dedicated fan base and national tours supporting Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, as well as a string of festival appearances including regular visits to Latitude and Glastonbury. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts. She has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and named “one to watch” in the Independent on Sunday’s 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures.