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Song Suffragettes Announces First UK Tour Featuring Kalie Shorr, Candi Carpenter, Vic Allen and Bellah Mae

Nashville’s acclaimed all-female singer-songwriter collective Song Suffragettes will be embarking on their first-ever international tour this April. It will feature Kalie Shorr and Candi Carpenter from the United States along with Vic Allen and Bellah Mae
from the United Kingdom. Plus, in keeping with the Song Suffragettes’
mission to always introduce new talent at every show, there will be an
additional, local singer-songwriter performing with the women at every
show. That additional talent will be announced.

In
over five years, Song Suffragettes has become a Nashville music
institution, known for combating widespread gender disparity throughout
the music community. Through their weekly show at Nashville’s The
Listening Room Cafe, Song Suffragettes has showcased over 250 talented
females, 16 of whom have gone on to receive record deals and more than
40 who have landed publishing deals. With massive press coverage from
Forbes to the Washington Post,ELLE magazine said this
about a Song Suffragettes show: “Their collective talent is palpable –
chill-inducing.”  And Billboard magazine has called Song Suffragettes
“Next-Gen Nashville…Shaking Up Music City”.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 7 at 10am GMT/4pm CST. Purchase tickets here

Song Suffragettes’ U.K. tour would not be possible without their presenting sponsorsRadio
Disney Country and C2C: Country to Country as well as tour promoter AEG
Europe. In addition, the LSSW Group at J.P. Morgan Securities is a
year-round financial supporter of Song Suffragettes. Throughout the Song
Suffragettes’ U.K. Tour, Radio Disney Country will allow fans to follow
along on their socials and via their “Let The Girls Play” feature that
spotlights Song Suffragettes weekly.

Song Suffragettes Tour Dates:

April 26 – Glasgow, Scotland – Òran Mór

April 27 – Nottingham, England – Glee Club

April 28 – Birmingham, England – Glee Club

April 29 – Manchester, England – Band On The Wall

April 30 – London, England – Bush Hall

About Song Suffragettes

Song Suffragettes is a collective of female
singer-songwriters that performs every Monday night at The Listening
Room Café in Nashville, TN. In five+ years, Song Suffragettes has
showcased over 250 talented women out of over 1,400 who have submitted
to play the show.  With weekly sell-outs and a mantra of
#LetTheGirlsPlay, Song Suffragettes vocally combats wide-spread
discrimination against women in the music industry by giving female
talent a place to play, grow and evolve with fellow creatives. Since its
inception, 16 Song Suffragettes women have gone on to receive record
deals and over 40 have landed music publishing deals. With over 3
million views on their YouTube channel, Song Suffragettes was named by
Billboard magazine as one of “Next-Gen Nashville: 16 People, Places and
Things Shaking Up Music City”. Featured in Forbes, ELLE, USA
Today, Washington Post, Grammy.com, Boston Globe and on PBS NewsHour and
NPR, Song Suffragettes continues to fight for female talent to be heard
throughout the country and beyond.

About Kalie Shorr

According to The New York Times,Kalie Shorr’s debut album – Open Book
– was the #7 Best Album of 2019 alongside Taylor Swift, Lana Del Ray
and Ariana Grande. Along with a long list of other accolades, Variety
called Open Book “2019’s best freshman country effort,” and
Stereogum said “country music needs this kind of fire.” Shorr burst onto
the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A
Girl” and shortly after, the Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a
Sirius XM “Highway Find” and was spotlighted by Apple Music, Spotify,
CMT, Radio Disney Country, Pandora, Taste of Country, The Boot and even
Billboard magazine. She was named a “CMT Next Women of Country”, “The
New Nashville” by Teen Vogue and a “Top 10 Country Artists To Watch In
2018” by the Huffington Post. She made her Grand Ole Opry debut in 2018
and has gone on to play that heralded stage 17 times so far. Shorr has
toured with Sara Evans, RaeLynn, Jimmie Allen and spent the past
December supporting LeAnn Rimes’ “You And Me And Christmas” Tour. From
her work with the all-female, singer-songwriter collective Song
Suffragettes, Shorr has been featured on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s “Morning
Edition” and “On Point” as well as in ELLE Magazine. She rang
in 2020 performing for over 200,000 people at Nashville’s largest-ever
New Year’s Eve show with Keith Urban, Jason Isbell, The Struts and more.
With wide praise for her current album Open Book coming from
diverse outlets like NPR, Slate, People, No Depression, Rolling Stone
and more, Shorr’s new year is already lighting up with The Guardian (UK)
and The Tennessean calling her an artist to watch in 2020.

About Candi Carpenter

A
devastatingly direct singer with a gospel foundation, a Janis Joplin
obsession and an axe to grind.” With a vocal quality delicate enough to
entice you closer and powerful enough to knock you to the back of the
room, Candi Carpenter proves to be a top contender
worthy of the notable accomplishments coming her way. Working alongside
Grammy-winning Brandi Carlile, performing for Dolly Parton, and living
out her childhood dream of debuting at the Grand Ole Opry are just a few
of the many ways Candi has celebrated her rising star power. Parton
shared, “Candi Carpenter is one of the greatest singer/songwriters I’ve
ever heard, bar none. I became a fan when I heard some demos and said,
‘That girl’s a star. I think you’ll agree.’” Her 2019 single “The
Astronaut” and follow-up “Little Sparrow” showcase her unique talent and
creativity. After national attention on NBC’s Dolly Parton: 50 Years at
the Grand Ole Opry Special and close work with her producer Brandi
Carlile, Carpenter is proof that those working the hardest are destined
for better days. Candi Carpenter is a real-life Cinderella story, but
this time, Cinderella saves herself in the end.

About Vic Allen

A top 5 artist on the iTunes U.K. Country Chart and a rising name on the U.K. scene, Vic Allen blends an acoustic-driven sound with strong influences from modern country music. The past year has seen the release of her EPEnough,
tracks from which received airplay on Country Hits Radio and BBC
stations, as well as placement of lead single “Talk“ on Spotify’s
official “New Music Nashville” playlist. In March 2019, Vic opened for
Sarah Darling on her Wonderland Tour and played her first headline show,
performing to a packed audience at The Green Note in London. Vic is a
founding member of “Write Like a Girl”, a movement that aims to put
female songwriting talent in the spotlight. In 2018 she embarked on a
country-wide “Write Like a Girl” Tour with fellow songwriters Beth
Keeping and Emily Faye. The Tour was a huge success, mentioned by Bob
Harris on Radio 2, and due to high demand, the girls carried out a
second successful tour in November 2019.

About Bellah Mae

Having grown up on stages from the age of four with her Grandfather’s rock ‘n’ roll career, Bellah Mae’s
love and want to perform has always been what she’s known for sure. She
has always loved bringing a room full of people together of all ages
and walks of life with her bubbly character and unique original sound,
and she’s always sure to win over the hearts of her audience. From her
deep roots in southern music, she grew into her country style when she
picked up a guitar at age 10 and taught herself to play. This was the
beginning of the journey and after 8 years of developing her own style
and authenticity in music, she released her debut EPPhases last
year which has had great success so far. With the single ‘Miss Me More’
being used multiple times for OK Magazine, celebrity press videos and
played on global radio stations, there are strong expectations for the
EP to grow even bigger. At only 18, her ambitious and endearing nature
is like no other and has her dreams set big with wanting to blow up the
English meets Country market.

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