The Final Countdown - Little Sparrow (Europe cover)
Our next LCM featured artist is a great Manchester based singer-songwriter Little Sparrow, who is always a firm favourite here at LCM. After her excellent cover of 'Baggy Trousers' earlier this year, Katie is busy recording new music after the birth of baby Harry. But as a little pre-Christmas treat and our LCM #TrackOfTheDay, Katie has recorded a version of 'The Final Countdown' by Europe in her own very special way.
To make you feel really old the original was released in 1986....30 years ago....my parents told me ;):)
As captivating to watch as she is to listen to, Little Sparrow's beautifully emotive use of expression mirrors the sincerity of her delivery, making her someone not to be missed. Her delicately crafted folk songs are created with a combination of flawless vocals, strings, guitars, percussion and tender harmonies.
Singer-songwriter Katie Ware adopted the name Little Sparrow as she felt it characteristic of the sound she had developed and the direction in which she wished to travel. Drawing upon influences as diverse as Kate Bush, All About Eve and PJ Harvey she creates songs that are filled with a blend of styles, woven into the colourful tapestry of her music, often with a mysterious fairy tale quality.
Listeners are taken on a journey that touches upon every emotion, from heart-breaking sadness to uplifting joy.
2014 was a very exciting year, as it involved more live appearances than ever and most significantly she was thrilled to have fulfilled a huge ambition by releasing her beautiful debut album 'Wishing Tree'.
The album has gained many great reviews and much radio
play from those including Janice Long (BBC Radio 2), Michelle Hussey (BBC Introducing Manchester), Dave Monks (BBC Introducing Merseyside), Guy Garvey, Tom Robinson & Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music), Simon Raymond, Ruth Barnes, Shell Zenner & Kathryn Tickell (Amazing Radio) along with many other radio stations regional and international.
Although often performing as a solo artist Katie is regularly accompanied by one or more of the following wonderfully talented musicians who are a vital part of her Little Sparrow family.