Power Trio from the British Isles

Thanks to a good friend who is very music savvy, I was turned on to a couple of artists from the UK and Ireland – Adele and Imelda May – and that reminded me of Duffy, which I first heard a couple of years ago from another friend who is very into music.  Although Imelda May is the eldest of these three, I believe Duffy was the first to score a big hit in the USA with Mercy in 2008:

Duffy – Mercy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqlLQRs-oXc

May’s first two hit singles were released in 2009 in the UK and Ireland, and I don’t know if she has really caught on the USA yet or not, but it works for me!

Imelda May – Big Bad Handsome Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlO_6zkB4Dg

Adele is the youngest and possibly the most vocally talented of the three.  She won me over with this song:

Adele – Rolling in the Deep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lazyDlfaptM

I believe all three women write most if not all of their material; at least, I’m pretty sure Adele does, and May wrote the track above.  Duffy co-wrote Mercy.

I think this triple play represents an astonishing wave of great music from contemporary, female singer-songwriters from the British Isles.  I’m sure we can count on them to deliver a lot more in the near future.

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One Response to Power Trio from the British Isles

  1. Rita says:

    I agree. Been listening to these ladies for some time.

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