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Sarah Jane Morris as Annie Bennet, and
Omar Ebrahim as Jamie in Ballad of Jamie Allen.
|In Italy and Sicily with the band and Dave O'Higgins on saxes and Blair Macichan on keyboards and vocals. Recorded the concert in Villa Cellimontana, Rome for extra tracks on After All These Years CD
Guests with Nick the Nightfly (one of the best DJs in Italy working for Radio Monte Carlo) and his Big Band around Italy and Sicily.
Marc Ribot flew to London and recorded several tracks with me for the follow-up album to August and then flew to New York to finish the recording.
Booked for the first time to duet with American guitarist Tony Smith at Pizza Express Dean Street. I will be recording a track for his up-and-coming album.
To Brighton, OneTen Club in Birmingham and to Norfolk
The Blue Note in Milan
San Remo Song Festival with Simona Bencini doing a duet of Tempesta, now available as a download.
Many concerts with Simona throughout the year including Taormina Ampitheatre in Sicily.
May - to Los Angeles to see David, my husband, in The Blackrider and to see my drama school pals Sarah Jackson and Julian Sands. Wonderful family holiday!
Italian film and TV awards to sing Blue Valentine arranged by Enrico for Rudolph Valentino award to Matt Dillon.
with Simona Bencini
|Summer tour of Italy in July with the band, Kevin Armstrong, Neill MacColl, Henry Thomas, Martyn Barker, Rod Dodds, David Coulter and Otis Coulter.
Tour of Southern Italy with Orchestra Sinfonica di Lecce in August singing the music of Cole Porter and Gershwin.
September - Southern Italy tour with Simona Bencini.
Bloomsbury Theatre, London to celebrate the release of After All These Years CD and 25 years in the business with a band drawn from the different bands I have sung with over all those years. Brass from the Republic, Test Department, Loose Tubes, The Happy End, The Annie Whitehead band, with special guests Sandy Dillon and Ian Shaw on vocals, Alastair Gavin, Martyn Barker, Kevin Armstrong, Henry Thomas, Neill MacColl, Roy Dodds
|My first tour of Austria organised by the wonderful Manfred and his friends, and family (seen above) who helped us pack out the concerts and gave us such an amazing time. January - recorded a CD of Xmas songs, Angels at Christmas, written by my dear friend Kathryn Williams from New York, with Alastair Gavin and I producing and Henry Thomas, Mornington Lockett and Roy Dodds, guesting.
July – in Canada at Vancouver Folk Festival courtesy of the wonderful Dugg Simpson with the amazing MacColl brothers, Calum and Neill. What a joy to hear them play and sing! The highlight of the festival for all three of us was discovering the talents of Hawksley Workman, the wonderful Canadian singer songwriter. The glorious Michael Charland and Trevor helped organise an extra concert at Rhime in Vancouver and, as ever, looked after us in style. Thank you both very much.
July - Italian tour with Dominic Miller, Tony Remy, Neill MacColl, Martyn Barker and Henry Thomas.
Many UK concerts throughout the year including a visit to the new Vortex in Dalston, Burnham Market, Oneten in Birmingham, Chipping Norton Theatre, Ludlow and many more.
with Michael Charland in Vancouver
Dominic, Martyn, Henry, Gitte, Maria and me
during the 2007 Italian Summer tour.
|December – the release of Angels at Christmas on the web site and many concerts of the songs from the CD in Italian churches with Danilo Rai on piano. What a wonderful moving experience!
New Years Eve - Sardinia with Paul Hirsh, Kevin Armstrong, Martyn Barker and Henry Thomas.
January - plays three nights at my favourite Milan venue, The Blue Note.
February - Sicily for the first time in a few years - it was lovely to be back.
Sings with The New Trolls and PFM in a huge concert in Genoa, having recorded two tracks for their best of CD last Summer.
March - plays the International Woman's Day Festival in London.
Several concerts in Italy with Dominic Miller.
April - played the part of Mere Ubu in David Thomas's adaptation of Alfred Jarry's play Ubu Roi at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London with Otis playing many small parts
with The New Trolls
press photo for Bring Me the Head of Ubu Roi
with David Thomas
|May - I recorded the soundtrack to Bring me The Head of Ubu Roi.
I recorded my new solo album at the Dairy Studios in Brixton with Dominic Miller, Tony Remy, Alastair Gavin, Henry Thomas and Martyn Barker. The album will be called Where It Hurts and is due for strings to be added and to be mixed by Phil Brown in August.
I played the Hay Literary Festival with Dominic Miller. We sold out the Guardian Tent and appeared on the Mariella Frostrup show for Sky Arts singing one of our co-writes, You're Really Nowhere At All.
June - I played at Ronnie Scott's for the first time in many years for 3 nights performing songs from the up and coming albums, Migratory Birds with Marc Ribot and Where It Hurts, the new album with the band .
Plays the Ulverston Festival, Wavendon (musical home of Cleo Laine), Chipping Norton Theatre and Burnham Market as well as performing with Nick the Nightfly, his big band and Palermo Orchestra at Teatro Massimo.