Kit‘s music is lyric-driven, acoustic guitar-based, varied, individual, sometimes idiosyncratic, musing on life and love. It’s folk, with rock roots; occasionally there's a hint of punk, or an echo of musical theatre. Live performances are strictly acoustic, but the songs on Kit's albums have a fuller sound, courtesy of producer Paul Sampson (The Reluctant Stereotypes, The Pink Umbrellas) playing bass, electric and acoustic guitar lines, and adding percussion and sometimes synthesizers.
Kit‘s songs have evoked comparison to Hazel O'Connor, Vivienne McAuliffe, Kirsty MacColl, The Slits and Melissa Etheridge. Performance comparisons include Kirsty McColl, Grace Slick, Billy Bragg, Michelle Shocked, June Tabor, Alison Moyet, Alanis Morissette, Nico, Chrissie Hynde, Dolores Riordan, Skunk Anansie, The Pixies, Heartthrob, Dory Previn, Death in June, and even Bauhaus.
Kit‘s début album, The End of the Rainbow, was released in 2006 and was followed, in 2010, by The View from Here and, in 2012, by Echoes of the Past.
‘The music remains an acoustic mix of ringing uptempo folk rock and softer, more reflective numbers … the material and the performance very much mark her out as an individual presence … a knack for writing singalong chorus hooks’ (Mike Davies, Netrhythms.co.uk).
‘The songs grow rather than pall on successive plays, and the best of them hint at a healthy future’ (David Kidman, Folk and Roots).
‘A confident album that grows stronger with each play’ (Mike Davies, Netrhythms.co.uk).
Kit has been taking a break from performing, but watch this space for news!
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