Welsh Newton singer Debbie Clarke releases her album Manhattanhenge through Warner Music (From Hereford Times)
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Welsh Newton singer Debbie Clarke releases her album Manhattanhenge through Warner Music
A COUNTY singer is hoping to rise through the pop charts after releasing her debut album through Warner Music.
Debbie Clarke, from Welsh Newton, has just been to Germany to promote Manhattanhenge– a 14-track piece that was the result of her collaboration with producer Tony Visconti.
Describing the choice of the name, Debbie, who studied at Hereford Cathedral School, said: “I wanted the album to be lit up, like in Manhattan, and the “henge” is like Stonehenge, so there is a bit of Britishness in it as well.
“It has a lot of folk and pop in it and is quite mainstream, but there are also blues and gospel tracks as well.”
The 28-year-old, who studied at Hereford Cathedral School, has taken inspiration from the likes of The Rolling Stones, Bob Dyan and Leonard Cohen in the album and has put her own stamp on songs, such as Cohen’s Bird on a Wire and Dylan’s I Pity the Poor Immigrant.
The album is available to purchase on iTunes or at amazon.de.
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