Gwyneth Herbert is a witty singer-songwriter inspired as much by Janis Ian and Joni Mitchell, as by Billie Holliday or Nina Simone. Expect terrific, highly original songs which speak to you directly, without forethought for genre or category all delivered by one of the UK finest singers.

Herbert’s songs are populated by a living, breathing cast of beaten-down dreamers, jaded city-dwellers, and women in a quandary, and have the critics in a fizz, scrambling for comparisons with Lennon and McCartney, Nina Simone, the Kinks and Tom Waits.


If Hanns Eisler had been a woman and written with Ray Davies, he might have come up with something like this.

Independent on Sunday

Brilliantly original, full of space and isolated detail.


Consistently engaging… Super-talented.

Daily Telegraph