Genre: Acoustic, Singer-songwriter, Folk, 'Mend your heart' Songs
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertforshire
Discography: Minnie Birch EP (2009), Settled EP (2013) , Floundering (2015)
Record Label: None (Independent)
Minnie Birch is a very good up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Hertfordshire. All of all of us at LCM are great fans of Minnie and her music. We were thrilled when Minnie won our first LCM Award which included financial support for her new album and a gig at one of her favourite venues St. Pancras Old Church in London (November 2015). But it is not just us that are fans of Minnie, she has also been listed on Buzzfeed’s top 10 singer songwriters to discover.
Musically she has been playing in a band of some sort since her older sister first introduced her to Nirvana. Minnie Birch was what was born out of finding it hard to keep a band together when everyone grew up, moved away, went to uni, fell in love and didn't have as much time to be in a band with her anymore.
Like some kind of superhero musician, Emily is a busy librarian by day and then performs in the evenings on the London and Hertfordshire music scene. She also manages to fit into her busy schedule a number of other very worthwhile projects.
Minnie released her EP 'Settled' in 2013 produced by George Schilling. George has also produced music from artists such as Gabrielle, New Radicals, The Corrs, Blur, Texas, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Oasis, Mike Oldfield, Eternal, Boy George, James Brown, Mark Almond, Bernard Butler and The Fall.
Minnie is also a firm Folkstock favourite and she has recorded songs for two Folkstock Record releases, The Christmas Present (2013) and The F-Spot Femme Fatales 'Castles' (2015).
All the hard works has paid off as Minnie has had some great opportunities including supporting Joan Armatrading and She Makes War. She also has played at an ever increasing number of festivals including Folkstock and Standon Calling.
Recently radio play has included a host of local radio stations, Blues and Roots Radio, BBC Introducing and one of our favourite Minnie songs 'Glitter' has been played on BBC Radio 2.
Minnie released her beautiful debut album 'Floundering' in June 2015. It has already been chosen as album of the week by the very respected FATEA.