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 Jennifer has created an alter ego ‘Queen Grace’, after the Irish pirate queen Grace O’ Malley. This new project has been inspired by Hardy’s love of 1970’s Punk, Glam Rock and Post Punk. It will feature stripped down electric guitar and raw powerful vocals. You can expect covers from the likes of Joy Division, The Ramones and The Velvet Underground’.
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.
You can catch her first performance as Queen Grace at this years Head For The Hills Festival 2017, Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester.