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Helene Greenwood is a London based singer and composer. She was born in Dover with a view of the castle from her bedroom window. She started composing at the age of 10 and one of her earliest memories was playing along with thunderstorms.

She learnt from her composition teacher at college that ‘music is made from hundreds of pebbles, and that each pebble has a special colour and quality to it.'

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Her latest album Exquisitely Hopeless journeys from the confines of the domestic world, singing from inside a crystal vase to gaze in wonder at the natural cosmic world. She visits a visionary psychic, Madame Marina, who lives in an empty house perched on the cliff edge.

The Process


The physical production of the album has taken place in a Richmond studio over the process of two years with James Hallawell as producer. To recreate Madame Marina’s dusty house she has played with analogue soundscapes, iPhone voice memos, a 1950’s Hammond organ, an Oberheim synth, and East German microphones. Influenced by distorted dream pop, the songs retrieve memories from the present and past before they disappear.

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Available on iTunes


Her first album “Collectable You” was recorded in a week with Calum MacColl, in the spirit of indie-folk. Martin Townsend in his review in the Sunday Express said “One To Watch”.


Reviews


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Sunday Express

Songwriting Magazine
For Folk’s Sake about In The Sunshine
Dancing about Architecture reviews Flat Roof House
Music-News.com


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Live


2016

Wed Jan 13 Spice of Life, Soho

2015

Thu Nov 26 AAA Discovery 2, Great Portland Street

2014

Thu Jun 26 AAA Discovery, Kensington

Thu Mar 20 Paper Dress, Curtain Road, Shoreditch

Thu Mar 6 The Troubadour, Earl's Court

Tue Feb 25 The Islington

Wed Jan 15 SOFAR London

2013

Thu Dec 5 Upstairs at The Garage

Wed Nov 27 White Lion - Streatham

Sun Nov 17 Live Acoustic session - Croydon Radio

Sun Oct 20 Acoustic Cafe Live - Farncombe Surrey

Sat Oct 19 Rise Bristol 3pm

Wed Oct 2 Blacks Soho - Collectable You album release

Sat Sep 21 BBC Bristol Saturday morning show Live

Fri May 1 Union Chapel, Islington - The Break EP release