Recently reviewed in the Financial Times, Sue Harding is beginning to get noticed! This West Country-based singer, songwriter & guitar player's unique vocal-range & heartfelt delivery creates a hauntingly beautiful sound with a retro sensibility, referencing the song-writing of the 1960s & '70s.
Born in London but brought up in the Cotswolds, Sue doesn’t remember a time when she couldn't sing; falling in love with roots & folk music initially when studying English in Manchester. Later, when living in Wales & then Bath, Sue found sessions & folk clubs, learning traditional songs & developing her craft along the way.
"Flight" was Sue's first album of original songs, released in 2016. It was well received with stripped back arrangements & intimate vocals, influenced by a love of American folk music & the poets of the 1960s. Neville Farmer, Music Journalist said, "Wonderful! We felt as if we were hearing the spirit of Laura Nyro, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Woodie Guthrie and more all rolled into one."
"Darkling", Sue's second album, returns to gentle romanticism with a contemporary folk feel. It celebrates a renewed connection to the English landscape & late Victorian poetry, which inspires so much of it. “Hauntingly beautiful - A fine example of the new revival in English-style traditional folk music" - Julie Nash, Folk & Tumble
Sue records with Josh Clark, (Kate Rusby), of Get Real Audio in Bath.