Jennifer Hardy is a Manchester based singer/songwriter, originally from Derry in the North West of Ireland. A natural traveller, she has spent time living, working and creating music in San Francisco, Sydney, Perth and Edinburgh as well as her home country. In the past few years Jennifer has gained notoriety for her expressive voice and raw folk songs.
Jennifer is currently working on the follow up to her debut – ‘Blackened Eyes’, released in March 2013. For her second album Hardy is taking a ‘back to basics’ approach by recording in her home studio in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester. While ‘Blackened Eyes’ captured the excitement and often bleakness of city life in Edinburgh, the follow up album will be created from a collection of songs written while travelling around the U.S. and Australia before settling late last year in England with her young family.
So far Jennifer’s live performances have spanned over three continents, these include; SXSW in 2009 followed by a tour of Texas and California. Festival appearances at Wickerman, Loch Lomond and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have seen her share the stage with top performers such as Billy Bragg and The Zutons to name but a few. Jennifer was a finalist Red Stripe Music Award finalist in 2009, in the same year she also played the prestigious ‘The Vanguard’ venue in Sydney supporting Tin Pan Orange.
Jennifer is currently planning a UK tour to promote her second album due for release in early 2016.
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