Cornwall Today. May 2016. Easy As 123 Since coming to Cornwall, Stephanie Kirkham has found success in both art and music. Cornwall-based artist and singer-songwriter Stephanie Kirkham has enjoyed a busy 2016 so far. Her third album, Tiny Spark was released in January and she is currently putting together an exhibition of her most recent artwork in preparation for Open Studios from May 28th to June 5th She first threw open the doors of her studio at Townshend, near Hayle for Open Studios 2015. “I’d never exhibited my art before, so it was great to be a part of something that was happening already” says Stephanie, who is softly spoken with an accent that betrays her Lancashire upbringing. “It’s such a great idea – you don’t feel so alone, and yet you can still do your own thing in your own way. I had no idea if anyone would come, but around 130 people dropped in. It gave me so much confidence, and I’m really looking forward to it this year.” She works in colourful acrylics, building up layers before sanding and scratching to reveal patterns and textures. The area around Gwithian, with Godrevy lighthouse to the east and St Ives […]
WORLDWIDE SUCCESS FOR SINGER STEPHANIE Sarah de Waard talks to talented singer and songwriter Stephanie Kirkham about her uplifting new album, Tiny Spark Singer Stephanie Kirkham has delighted critics with the release of her charming and inspirational third album, co-written and produced by Grammy Award winning musician Phil Thornalley. Stephanie was born and raised in the Ribble Valley and after finishing her studies at Longridge High School she studied at Blackpool Art College and spent time working as a model in Japan before realising her dream of writing and releasing her first album, That Girl, in 2003 after sending her acapella recordings to publishers and record labels in London. Stephanie’s latest album is packed with catchy and upbeat songs like ‘Easy as 123’, which has been featured on TV advertising campaigns in the UK for Peugeot, in Europe for EDF and in the U.S.A for Miracle Grow. Stephanie tells me: “This new album has been a long time in the making and I have really enjoyed the whole process. There hasn’t been any pressure and Phil has been a wonderful mentor, we get together in the studio whenever we feel like it and I think that has helped to […]
Artists across Cornwall throw open their doors! www.openstudioscornwall.co.uk Open Studios Cornwall 28th May – 5th June I’ll have my paintings on display and along with Kaj Skjervik, I’ll be singing songs from ‘Tiny Spark’ at 8pm on Friday 3rd June. Join the web members and email me for more information.
It was fantastic to be in London this week with Phil Thornalley! We recorded two of the new songs and started two more. It’s great to be moving forward and creating towards the next album. The train from Paddington to Penzance provides lots of time for day dreaming and I’ve more ideas starting to take shape. This weekend I’m off to the beach to take more close ups of the rocks for my new paintings and Phil Nicholls, who took the lovely photos for the Tiny Spark album is meeting me there to take a few photos of me at my easel for Cornwall Today and Coastal Magazine. It’s a fun filled time at the moment thats for sure!
Legends Of Rock : Iconic Photographic Exhibition Acclaimed rock photographer Phil Nicholls, responsible for the ‘Tiny Spark’ images has an amazing exhibition opening this Sunday at Steam Cafe Bar on the corner of Union St and Silver St in the heart of Bristol. The event will be open to the public from the 14 February until 31 March with the chance to view a slice of history taken from the vaults of photographers who have worked for legendary music paper Melody Maker among other titles. The exhibition will include shots of: Courtney Love, Joe Strummer, Björk, Leonard Cohen, Massive Attack, Marc Almond, RUN DMC, Amy Winehouse, The Prodigy and the late great Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. There will be original stills taken from the first ever Pixies UK tour, as well as beautiful rarities of Audrey Hepburn and Barbra Streisand. Paper Gods aim to extend the Bristol Music Festival weekend’s celebration of music by honouring some of the biggest and best stars of music history. Live music will include headlining band, Erica, The Dead Astronaut and Stephanie Kirkham. Starting at 5pm, by invite only, guests to the launch party are encouraged to peruse the gallery, sample a specially made Paper Gods Vodka courtesy of Curio Spirits, indulge […]
I loved the long drive up for the BBC Radio Lancashire gig last week! Two new songs dropped into my head on the journey and the 8 hours condensed into what seemed like 3. Absolute magic!! It was lovely to see John Gilmore and Keith who played guitar for me. Thanks to everyone that came along!