Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Johanna Graham (vocals), Martin Bowie (guitar), Tim Greenhalg (bass) and Damian Rodd (drums).
Johanna Graham Quartet
Don’t Let Me Be Lonely, the début release from the Penzance-based quartet, showcases a fine singer with a palpably individual style. The eclectic track list ranges from The Beatles (I Will” to standards (Stormy Weather) to more contemporary pop (Kate Bush’s Man With The Child In His Eyes).
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The Johanna Graham Quartet has released an album entitled Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. You can listen to some tracks from the CD on this page and also purchase the CD here. It is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify ETC
The story of the Johanna Graham Quartet
Recently signed by the 33 Jazz label, the Johanna Graham Quartet comprises the elegant and hugely accomplished guitar phrasing of Martin Bowie, an exciting and vital drumming talent in Damian Rodd, brilliant and sensitive double bass from Tim Greenhalgh and Johanna herself on vocals.
The journey began in 2005, when Johanna discovered Martin as he was completing his jazz degree and the pair began to work together as a duo. In 2008, Johanna incorporated Tim Greenhalgh on bass, with Damian Rodd completing the quartet, forming a tight and enthusiastic team.
The band are extremely popular in Cornwall, having entertained audiences in the south west for many years, and with the release of their new album, they have been venturing further afield.
Johanna’s captivating stage presence and emotive style puts a fresh spin on jazz standards, with original compositions and modern classics arranged in her own unique way, and together the group produce a passionate and exciting sound.
The quartet won the This Is Cornwall Best Jazz Act, in 2012, and were nominated for Best Jazz Act in the South West Music Awards.
The Johanna Graham Quartet have performed at the Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, 606 Club, Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival, Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival, Bude Jazz Festival, Teignmouth Jazz Festival, St Ives Jazz Club, the Groucho Club, London, The National Trust, RNAS Culdrose – HMS Seahawk, the Headland Hotel, Newquay and the Daphne Du Maurier Festival as well as extensively across the South West of England.
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Awards and Accolades
Winner of The Best Jazz Act 2012.
thisiscornwall.co.uk / What’s On Music Awards
Nominee The Best Jazz Act 2013.
South West Music Awards
As seen on BBC1 TV