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Nut

b. 1972. Called after an Egyptian goddess and raised with a decidedly hippyish mom within a remote control Northumbrian community, Nut left college at 14 and experienced some dead-end careers before 3 years of jazz performing engagements in a variety of wine pubs and resorts around London. Inspired musically by Ella Fitzgerald and lyrically by writers such as for example Graham Greene and Peter Carey, she began creating moody, angst-ridden music with ideas of Sinéadvertisement O’Connor but obligations to noone. The majority of 1995 was occupied documenting demos in her house studio room in Hammersmith, London; these produced the basis on her behalf debut record, with music artists including her co-writer/manufacturer Pete Evans on drums and Morrissey bass participant Jonny Bridgewood. Nut’s strange, urchin-like picture helped to get press interest, but her husky tone of voice and interesting, acoustic soundscapes also allowed her to stand in addition to the remaining mid-90s feminine singer-songwriter revival.

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