Twenty one years after their debut self titled album and one and only UK tour, the tour de force that is Daphne’s Flight is set to return to the stage in 2017.
Daphne’s Flight are all contemporary songwriters who cross a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop whilst also dipping into new and vibrant arrangements of classic covers such as the Beach Boy’s ‘God Only Knows’ and Elvis Costello’s ‘Ship Building’. All are woven together with striking harmonies and supported by a range of instrumentation and percussion.
The five original members – Christine Collister (Gregson & Collister, The Richard Thompson Band); Melanie Harrold (Harrold & Blanchflower, The Hank Wangford Band, Joanna Carline);Julie Matthews (While & Matthews, St Agnes Fountain);Helen Watson (Burden of Paradise, The Love Notes); and Chris While (While & Matthews, St Agnes Fountain, Chris & Kellie While) – reunite with a brand new studio album, and the tour that fans have been waiting for since their first impromptu performance at Cambridge Festival in 1995, when they took a packed club tent by storm and decided the time was right to join forces. Drawing on their collective wealth of talent and varied styles, each of them accomplished songwriters, musicians and renowned singers, it was the combination of all five voices, a powerhouse of harmonies, that left audiences breathless and brought them much critical acclaim.
Date of event:27th May 2017