THE DELTA BELL
‘Bow Out Of The Fading Light’ is the debut album from The Delta Bell, aka Brighton based singer, musician and songwriter Kate Gerrard. The album is a collection of pedal steel infused alt-country, 60s girl group vocals, piano-led gothic country, redemptive gospel and effortless folk.
The album’s 11 songs explore love, loss, destruction and redemption, delivered by Kate’s distinctive heart-on-sleeve vocals - sometimes whiskey soaked and scathing, at other times honeyed and soothing. Songs sweep from tender, intimate arrangements to warm orchestration and gospel harmonies over a landscape of guitars, piano, pedal steel, harmonium and strings.
The album follows the release of debut 7” single ‘Wasted’ in March 2014 which was received to excellent reviews, including 4 stars in Rolling Stone Magazine.
Playing solo as well as with her five piece band, Kate has received a great response to live performances in Brighton, London and Berlin.
Following in the footsteps of Emmy Lou and the Shangri Las, the Delta Bell walks through the dark dusty plains with heavy kohl eyes.
“If gospel music had been invented in England and was traditionally sung around a campfire on a lazy summer evening, then I imagine it mighthave sounded a bit like this” – Kathryn Tickell (Amazing Radio)
4 Stars - Rolling Stone
“Kate Gerrard a.k.a. The Delta Bell is currently breaking hearts on the south coast with her gorgeous vocals and odes to love, loss and redemption” – Beat Surrender
“Echoing a more soulful, old school country sound, UK-based singer-songwriter Kate Gerrard represents a fascinating combination of musical factors. Singing in her own British accent with hints of transatlanticism, her voice simultaneously recalls the jazzy, soulful black American singers of the 1960’s as she floats along a soundscape of traditional country, complete with wailing pedal steel and drone resonator.” – For The Country Record