Captivating contemporary folk and sophisticated songwriting.
“A fabulous voice, beguiling stage presence” – Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2/6Music
“Absolutely genius” Tom Robinson
“Amelia’s is a voice that needs to be heard” – RnR Magazine
A finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, UKE Magazine Breakthrough Artist Winner and former English Folk Expo Mentee, Amelia Coburn has been writing and performing highly evocative and narrative-driven songs inspired by her travels within unfamiliar lands, as well as the sights, sounds and folklore of her native North East. While, musically, her compositions draw on Tin Pan Alley, Jazz and European Folk music, her lyrics explore unusual subjects such as vengeful widows, sleep paralysis, mutinous pirates and staying up all night in Dublin. Her songs have garnered support from the likes of BBC Radio 2, 6Music and RTE 1 (Ireland), and she has enraptured audiences across Europe, including Finland, Germany, Czech Republic and France.
Following on from a successful 2022 on the English Folk Expo mentoring scheme which saw her perform at Cambridge Folk Festival and Focus Wales, 2023 started with a successful second headline UK tour. She has just finished recording her debut studio album with Bill Ryder-Jones (Founding member of The Coral and producer to Michael Head and the Red Elastic band, Saint Saviour and Brooke Bentham amongst others) which is due for release in Spring 2023.