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Music on the Levels: Daisy Chapman
June 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Daisy Chapman is an incredibly well-travelled pianist and vocalist who draws influences from the anti-folk world. Every song harbours a dark story of love, lust and loss told through her exquisite voice and piano, with Sue Lord on violin bringing the performance to harmonious ending every time.
Since her first solo release in 2006, Daisy has proven herself as a talented and shrewd songwriter in demand. Three albums have been recorded by renowned producer Ali Chant at Toybox Studios (PJ Harvey, Gruff Rhys, Giant Sand, Seasick Steve), the most recent (She Took Flight 2023) was recorded at Studio Nord, Bremen DE and Nine Volt Leap, Wiltshire UK.
In 2009 Daisy’s piano style and versatility was noticed by UK prog rockers Crippled Black Phoenix (Seasons of Mist Records), and since then on and off Daisy has travelled as pianist/BV with the band on tours covering every corner of Europe as well as a short trip to China. Daisy was also chosen as vocalist on their cover of ACDC’s “Let Me Put My Love Into You” which was used in Classic Rock Magazine’s cover CD – a stark departure from her wistful singing style, proving her adaptability in musical genres.
In 2012 Daisy teamed up with violinist Sue Lord. The duo have been playing together ever since, bringing a sonic dynamic to her music, the violin almost acting as an additional voice. As a backing singer for well-known artists, she has proven her skills many times. As a performer, Daisy Chapman has a appeared at Glastonbury, 2000Trees, Migration Festival (Taiwan), Breminale (Germany) and worldwide tours. One of her songs (a cover of Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’) won an Independent Music Award which was jusdged by Tom Waits – this certainly raised her profile with her peers.
The 2023 album ‘She Took Flight’ was arranged and written by Daisy with Red Carousel quartet on strings. Daisy’s love of string instruments (as featured heavily in 2009 ‘The Green Eyed’) is now ever more apparent and her skill at scoring has certainly grown over the years.
In addition to her solo work, her newest project is prog band ‘Venus Principle’ where she shares lead vocals with ex CBP singer Daniel Anghede, their debut album was released on Prophecy Records in 2022.