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International Women’s Day: Encore Musicians Spotlight

This International Women’s Day, we are shining a light on some of the outstanding female artists we’re proud to host on Encore.

Nina Harries

Incredible singing double bassist (yes you read that correctly) and composer Nina is absolutely captivating in this performance of her original track Icarus.

 

Francesca Mondi

We just love this jazz cover of Smells like Teen Spirit from vocalist Francesca Mondi, performing here with Romeo Velluto.

 

Emma Rushworth

Violinist Emma, alongside being a fantastic soloist, runs the dazzling string group String Infusion. Performing high profile gigs across the UK, we love this particular clip showcasing their cover of Adele’s Hello and other hits.

 

Folk Foxes

This festival / folk covers band, complete with flower headbands, make us feel like summer is on its way! Here they are with a fantastic compilation video, which kicks off with a rendition of Candy Man.

 

Cherry Valentine

Sensational vocalist Cherry sings genres from pop and rock to ska and Motown, and we love this clip of her performing Respect live – those vocals are something else!

 

Isabel Harries

Harpist Isabel Harries, who recently graduated with a Master of Arts degree from the Royal Academy of Music, here performs a stunning rendition of Moonriver.

 

Becky Chamberlain

With roots originally in musical theatre, vocalist Becky Chamberlain now performs Rock, Blues, Motown and Disco at venues across Manchester. She collaborates with Josh Hinchliffe and here they perform a beautiful rendition of Ingrid Michaelson’s Can’t Help Falling in Love.

 

The Daisy Chains

You’ll be skipping into the weekend after watching vintage group The Daisy Chains in this compilation video!

 

Sarah Munro

This cover of the iconic song Somewhere Over the Rainbow gives us all the feels. Vocalist Sarah’s beautiful tone and musicality shine through this cover we can’t stop listening to.

 

Sophie Poteratchi

Not only is Sophie a wonderful violinist, but she’s also leader of the wonderful City String Ensemble who perform classical music alongside original, quirky arrangements of songs from musicals and films, swing classics, and modern pop songs. Here they are one of those arrangements, Rather Be by Clean Bandit.

 

The Polka Dots

All singing, all dancing, vintage vocal trio The Polka Dots take us back in time with their glitzy rendition of ‘That Man’.

 

Rachael Gladwin

Rachael plays the harp beautifully at events across the country and our favourite clip features her Duo Bellatando with cellist Margit Zwan covering songs from Snow Patrol to Bruno Mars.

 

Lilac Sheer

Multi-instrumentalist Lilac is always quick to impress with her wide range of styles and repertoire. She’s also band leader to a range of groups who are guaranteed to keep any dance floor full. Here she is with her band and a postmodern Jukebox mix!

 

Lidia Alonso

Cellist Lidia originally studied in Spain and London, performing regularly at international festivals and with renowned artists. As well as her passion for classical and contemporary music, Lidia performs regularly at events across the UK, and here she is with her popular pop medley.

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