It's been a little quiet in the Harriet Eaves world for a while, mainly due to raising a family! Now Harriet has some exciting news as she has moved back to Manchester! Gig enquiries are already coming in, so keep your eyes peeled on the 'Live' page to make sure you don't miss out!
Harriet has had a year and a bit off due to getting married and then having a baby but is now getting back into the swing(!) of things and is back gigging and recording. She's also been singing sessions for a new TV show which is in the works and training up her baby daughter to being a backing singer! Keep checking the 'Live' page to see where you can catch Harriet next!
Hippodrome Tickets postponed
Tickets are now on sale for Harriet's gig at the World-Famous Hippodrome on November 17th. This is an event raising money for Parkinsons UK and also features three other acts. Harriet's set starts at 7pm.
You can also upgrade your ticket to include a meal - details on the link below. She is delighted to be performing there again - don't miss out!!
UPDATE - this event has been postponed, further details to followTickets
Miss Vintage UK 2015 Finalist
Harriet has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Miss Vintage UK to be held at The Twinwood Festival in Bedfordshire in August 2015. She is delighted to have been chosen out of 200 entries!Twinwood Festival
New music video
Harriet is delighted to reveal the new video for the song 'Love, Love, Love' recorded last month. Have a look and if you like it, share it with your friends!Youtube Link
Live gigs announced
Please keep checking the 'Live' section as new gigs are being posted all the time. Including our residency at Toulouse Lautrec, there are many gigs all around London and beyond!
Live Below The Line charity
Harriet recently completed the 'Live Below The Line' challenge for the second year. The Live Below The Line charity is very dear to Harriet's heart.
She had £1 per day for 5 days to spend on food and drink 1 per day with thousands of others across the world in a global movement to help end extreme poverty. The challenge raises awareness and funds to support the work of Plan UK. £1 is the UK equivalent of the extreme poverty line. Eating and drinking on so little gives a glimpse into the challenges faced by the 1.2 billion people who have no choice but to live below the line everyday for everything — that's food, medical care, transport, education, everything.
Harriet reached her £200 target but if you would like to donate more, please click the link below.
Miss Vintage UK Competition
Harriet has entered The Twinwood Events 'Miss Vintage UK' competition - just click on 'Like' on the Facebook picture linked below to help her in the competition! Then if she is in the top forty of number likes, it moves forward to a judges round where the top ten get chosen to compete in the final at The Twinwood Festival. Harriet is a big lover of the Vintage style and would love it if you could spare a few seconds to click on the link and then 'Like' the photo.Facebook photo link
Gigs at Toulouse Lautrec announced
Harriet is delighted to announce regular gigs at the legendary Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington, London. Please check the 'Live' listings for details.Website
Residency at Cocktail Embassy, Crystal Palace & other gigs
Harriet has started a residency at Cocktail Embassy in Crystal Palace. This newly opened cocktail bar is a great venue and Harriet is very pleased to be performing here on a regular basis. Please check the 'Live' link for details on this and other gigs lined up for the future.Website
Harriet Performs at the Leicester Square Hippodrome
Harriet was delighted to perform in the 'Matcham Room' at the Leicester Square Hippodrome on 02/11/14 for Parkinsons Uk's celebratory 45th Anniversary Jazz Dinner. She performed, as ever, with her wonderful Musical Director Nathan Jarvis and thoroughly enjoyed following in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland all of whom performed at The Hippodrome in their careers.Click to view video compilation
Harriet featured in Waitrose 'Donate Your Voice' campaign
Harriet has been featured on the new Waitrose 'Donate Your Voice' campaign. You can watch Harriet as the soloist and as one of the Altos - click on the link and then when you click 'rehearse' in those sections you will see Harriet performing. Then you can record your own video singing along and also become part of the charity single and Xmas advert!Click to view
Feature in Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph Newspaper
Nathan and Harriet were featured in the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph recently to advertise their gig in Burton-upon-Stather on August 23rd. Click and have a read!Newspaper article
'Swing Time' interview on Hoxton Radio
Here is Harriet's recent interview and live session on Hoxton Radio with Sizzlin' Jim Williams on 16th June 2014Interview
New review for 'The One For Me' on Inspire LS
Here is a fabulous review from Inspire LS. Click on the link for the whole review
"[The One For Me] is a fabulous listening experience. From my point of view it stands out because Ms Eaves is not only a Jazz singer but also a British, home grown Jazz singer. With offerings such as this it will be just a short amount of time before she establishes herself as the foremost jazz vocalist in the UK"
"[The One for Me] is a collection of quality songs given life and soul by Harriet Eaves’ cool, measured and at times sassy voice which is made even more accomplished and enjoyable by the blues and soul edge; that she has in her overall delivery. This is stuff for the summer yes, but also for that lovely bottle of red curled up in front of the fire during autumn or winter. This album deserves purchasing and will not leave your playlists anytime soon."
Gareth Malone Tour
Harriet is currently on tour with Gareth Malone's 'Voices' choir - look at the 'Live' page to find out venues, times and how to get tickets!
The One For Me - Now available - Reaches #10 on Jazz Charts
The day has finally arrived and you can now have your own copy of 'The One For Me' from iTunes. Today the album reached Number 10 so please have a look if you haven't got it yet!iTunes Purchase
Artist Spotlight & Interview - Lulo Fangirl
Here is a feature and interview with Harriet on the US blog site 'Lulo Fangirl'. Take a look!
"Bringing you another segment of Artist Spotlight, I’ve made a new friend in this lovely woman. She is a talented jazz singer and a really sweet girl all together."Lulo Fangirl interview
Pizza Express details confirmed
Harriet will be performing with her pianist, Nathan Jarvis, at the prestigious Pizza Express Jazz club @ The Pheasantry on Sunday July 6th. This venue is one of the top venues in the UK and has recently seen West End & Broadway stars and big jazz artists from all around the world! Click below for ticketsPizza Express tickets
You can listen to Harriet and Nathan's interview with James Tighe at the link below. The interview starts at 56:00 and features 3 live performances from Harriet as well as the title track from the CD. Click here for a listen!!!Croydon Radio Interview
Harriet's new EP 'The One For Me' has been reviewed by the Online magaine 'Musicvein'. Have a look below!
"I get really excited when I hear artists singing without enhancements and lots of instruments diluting their vocal ranges, so when I received the album ‘The One For Me’ by Harriet Eaves, believe me I was blown away. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good album I can dance around to and get that uplifting feeling from the instruments but to hear an artist proudly let their voice be the instrument – that’s talent right there."
BlackFrog Radio interview and session
Harriet was interviewed by Radio BlackFrog in Thame, Oxfordshire on Sunday 20th April. You can listen to the interview and session below. Harriet performed 3 songs live from the new album and also played another song from the CD. Harriet was also joined by Beth Wackett, a 13-year-old singer/guitarist who is also worth a listen!Radio Interview
Interview on UK Music Directory blog
Harriet has been interviewed by Maria Savva at UK Music Directory. It includes questions about Harriet's influences and information about the new songs on the album. Take a look!UK Music Directory Interview
Upcoming Radio Sessions
Harriet will be performing live on BBC Radio Bristol on Saturday 12th April as part of the '12 O'clock Show with Livvy & Chrissie' - tune in from 12pm at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiobristol. Other radio sessions coming up include Blackfrog Radio on April 20th at 8pm and Croydon Radio on April 22nd also at 8pm. Check the Live listings for details.
Pizza Express Jazz club @ The Pheasantry
Harriet will be performing with her pianist, Nathan Jarvis, at the prestigious Pizza Express Jazz club @ The Pheasantry on Sunday July 6th. This venue is one of the top venues in the UK and has recently seen West End & Broadway stars and big jazz artists from all around the world! See the Live page for details.
Keep a look out for the September issue of Vintage Life magazine (http://www.vintagelifemagazine.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/vintagelifemag). Harriet will be featured with an interview in the next issue - they have nearly 500,000 Facebook followers and they say this about themselves - "We're on the shelves of WH Smith and on sale in 1000s of locations worldwide. Our circulation and readership is the largest of any Vintage title and we've had over 70,000 app downloads! PLUS we have been going for 41 issues and keep growing!"Vintage Life magazine
Harriet was recently interviewed for the London Living blog based in the Olympic Village in East London. They asked her about her influences and favourite places in London - check it out!
This is what the blog say about themselves. "London Living is brought to you by East Village, the brand new neighbourhood for London in Stratford. During 2012, the Village was temporarily adapted to accommodate the amazing athletes at the Olympics, and it is now home to its first long-term residents. We want East Village to offer a new living experience in London and, to do that, we have immersed ourselves in the community surrounding the Village, to find out for ourselves the hidden gems and people which make our neighbourhood and its surroundings such an amazing place to live. Whether it's showcasing community spirit, telling our readers where to get the best coffee in town or interviewing a third generation stallholder from Stratford's indoor market, we're here to celebrate the achievements, people and places that help make ours one of the most unique and exciting areas of London."
At the fast approaching EP Launch (May 3rd, see below), Harriet is going to be wearing clothes supplied by Violet Betty's - specialist of clothing from the glamourous 1940s and 50s! Follow them on Twitter @violetbettys.
"Violet Betty's is a vintage inspired boutique based in our beloved Crystal Palace. We stock the very best reproduction brands from the UK and US including Vivien of Holloway, 20th Century Foxy, Collectif, Vanity Project and Pin Up Girl Clothing (Spring 2014)."
EP Launch Gig
Harriet will be performing on May 3rd at St. John The Evangelist Church, Penge to launch her new EP 'The One For Me'. Harriet performed at St John's in January and had such a great time, she felt passionate about launching this EP at the venue after such a fantastic response from the audience. Hope to see you there!
HYPEFRESH Magazine® Review
"If you're a music connoisseur, that means you are unbiased to any genre - whether it be hip-hop, R&B, Rock, Jazz., etc; Yesterday evening, the editors at HF® received a very special email, containing new music from an independent jazz singer by the name of Harriet Eaves. We had no idea what we were in for, at first. As soon as the music began to play through our office's BOSE® Speakers, we were taken aback, to a pure replication of the Jazz era.
When this tune starts up, your mind is automatically put in the era of the 'Gatsby'. Yeah, this is some true classic gentleman music. The perfect pairing would be a classic tailored suit, a fine cigar and maybe a 1920's Rolls Royce parked in the lot. Yeah, it's like that. Eaves's soulful & powerful voice - similar to Adele - graces the jazzy, playful piano that plays in the background. This track, in our opinion is the ultimate standalone, in comparison to other music that gets released today. This song is automatically labeled a classic, due to it's originality, and composition.
You too, will understand it's greatness when you listen. But make sure you have a fine cognac, and handsome cigar by your side. Its a mandatory requirement to fully engage what your hearing."
Harriet has been recording her new EP 'The One For Me' with her pianist & musical director, Nathan Jarvis. Featuring some of Harriet's favourite jazz standards coupled with brand new material! The album is to be launched in early May and will be available for purchase on CD at gigs and for download from iTunes. Recorded at Porcupine Studios in Greenwich in February 2014.
Croydon Radio Interview & Performance
Harriet will be intervied with Croydon Radio on 22nd April where she will also perform material from her new EP. Last year's interview was downloaded nearly 4,000 times and it was the fastest Croydon Radio session to reach 1,000 downloads (taking less than a week!). Listen live at http://www.croydonradio.com from 7pm.