EARL reveals new single + announced as special guest for huge Rick Astley UK tour

Anchorage, Alaska born singer and songwriter Earl grew up living in a gas station and singing gospel in her local church choir. As a Jazz obsessive since the age of 7, any free time was spent listening to the crackling of classic Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker on her father’s old record player. 


With a personal journey that could easily have been made up by a Hollywood screenwriter, Earl’s incredibly colourful formative years have, by her own admission, shaped her creative streak to this day. Following moves to various cities searching for ‘that’ sound, and a what turned out to be fortuitous, almost life ending encounter with a speeding van, Earl now resides in North London and is fulfilling her lifelong musical ambition to perform her own inventive brand of Jazz as she records her brand-new album, collaborating with an enviable array of talent including Paloma Faith and Basement Jaxx as well as the remarkable New Orleans Preservation Jazz Hall Band.

With the BBC Introducing team championing Earl’s unique sound from the get-go, Earl saw her first independent single play listed at Radio 2, with the follow-up ‘I Love You’ – through new label BMG Records – turning into a game changer, leading to a second Radio 2 playlist and a spellbinding Maida Vale Session for the broadcaster.

Earl’s brand new single taken from her forthcoming debut will be ‘Tongue Tied’, which showcases a more up-tempo, syncopated swing side to Earl’s musical cannon, utilising an instantly recognisable sample by Professor Bobo and Bosko Slim. The video for ‘Tongue Tied’ continues Earl’s love of the era, set in a prohibition style Speakeasy which swiftly switches to a more sedate ‘Bingo Hall’ when raided by the police looking for illicit activity.

Earl has also been announced as special guest on Rick Astley’s sold out UK Tour through March and April, running for 23 dates including a very special night at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall on April 13ththe perfect place to see this hugely captivating performer deliver another magnetic performance.

Full tour dates supporting Rick Astley are as follows:

16 MARManchester, Bridgewater Hall

17 MAR Halifax, Victoria Theatre

18 MAR Oxford, New Theatre

20 MAR Belfast, Waterfront Hall Auditorium

23 MAR Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall

24 MAR Newcastle, City Hall

25 MAR Harrogate, International Centre

27 MAR  Preston, Guildhall

28 MAR Sheffield, City Hall

30 MAR Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall

31 MAR Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

01 APR Liverpool, Empire Theatre

03 APR Leicester, De Montfort Hall

04 APR Southend-On-Sea, Cliffs Pavilion

06 APR Portsmouth, Guildhall

07 APR Bournemouth, International Centre

08 APR Guildford, G Live

10 APR Bristol, Colton Hall

11 APR Brighton, Brighton Dome

13 APR London, Royal Albert Hall

15 APR Birmingham, Symphony Hall

16 APR Birmingham, Symphony Hall

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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  1. Wondered what Earl’s real name or Stage name was so I could find a Facebook or Twitter fan page. I’d like to hear more of her stuff and see her perform live in her own right. Any helpful info?

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