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Local musician receives rave reviews

16th August 2006 @ 8:08am – by Audlem Webteam
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Thea Gilmore, who lives in Nantwich and has played at the Shroppie Fly, has received rave reviews from the music press for her new album 'Harpo's Ghost'. Audlem musician Jim Kirkpatrick plays guitar on the album and also plays in Thea's live act.

The national music press has taken a huge interest in the new album, Thea's fifth, which is released next Monday. Mojo, Uncut and Diva have given it high ratings. Aged 26, she is described as one of the country's finest singer/songwriters 'in the mould of Joni Mitchell and Ani De Franco'. There have been extensive features on her in the Sunday Times and the Independent in the past week.

Thea's partner Nigel Stonier produced the album and plays on it. He too has played at the Shroppie and also produced Jim Kirkpatrick's album that was released a few months ago (see review on Audlem Online on 4th April – use News Search typing 'Kirkpatrick'). Nigel is reported in today's Chronicle as saying: "I'm very proud of Thea. Things have really started to take off for her. Her last album saw the single Juliet get into the top 40 but we're hoping for more success this time around."

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