Josienne Clarke is an award winning singer and songwriter.
She is best known for her work with guitarist, arranger and producer Ben Walker. As a duo they have been nominated for five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, winning Best Duo in 2015. They are currently signed to Rough Trade Records worldwide and their first Rough Trade release, ‘Overnight’ came out in October last year. ‘Exquisite balladry’ – The Guardian
Josienne has also written for and performed at the National Theatre, collaborating with Cerys Matthews MBE in Nadia Fall’s 2015 production of ‘Our Country’s Good’ by Timberlake Wertenbaker at the Olivier Theatre. Josienne performed the role of Eleanor McCabe, written specially for her by the playwright in this updated version and two of her original compositions ‘Anyone But Me’ and ‘Mainland’ featured in the show.
The Financial Times said of her performance:
‘Josienne Clarke sings like a haunted angel’
Josienne is a frequent collaborator. Her current projects include writing and recording with Mercury nominated pianist and composer Kit Downes and their first EP ‘Such A Sky’ was released earlier this year.
Josienne’s latest project – PicaPica – is with London-based singer and songwriter Samantha Whates. They have just finished recording their first EP ‘Spring & Shade’ with award winning producer Sonny Johns and multi-instrumentalist Adam Beattie. The EP, is now available for pre-order.