This singer-songwriter, based in Southampton and Durham, has a wide and varied range of musical influences.
Jelly Cleaver has an unusual and unique voice and guitar-playing style. Most of her songs are her own, as well as a handful of original covers, and along with solo performances and lots of collaborations she also has a Durham-based band called the Follies.
The multi-instrumentalist has been hailed as a ‘bringer of good vibes and cosmic truths’ and with her mix of 70s folk, 70s funk, jazz, rock -and anything else – described as a cross between Beyonce and Jeff Buckley, or Joni Mitchell and Ornette Coleman.
As if this wasn’t impressive enough, Jelly Cleaver’s style often draws comparisons to Lianne La Havas, Joni Mitchell or Jeff Buckley, walking the line between folk and jazz. With virtuoso guitar playing and an ethereal voice, her songs concern love, life and loss.
See Jelly at Dart Music Festival 2017 – more info:
You tube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMKNShyzjmY
Dart Music Festival 20th Anniversary – 12th, 13th and 14th May 2017