Carol Hodge

Carol Hodge

Thursday, 19 January 2023, 8.00pm

Carol Hodge is a seven-fingered, piano-pounding, Yorkshire-dwelling Singer-Songwriter. Think Regina Spektor meets Billy Bragg, but with fewer digits and a continuous existential crisis, sandwiched between bitter irony and relentless optimism.

Active as a solo artist since 2016, Carol’s third studio album The Crippling Space Between was released in 2021. Produced by Dave Draper ( The Wildhearts, The Professionals, Dodgy, Terrorvision), The Crippling Space Between is an unashamed exploration of the emotional rollercoaster that was 2020.

Carol flits between musical styles, bridging the gaps with her astute lyricism. A fierce believer in remaining independent, the album was released on Carol’s own label Midnight Stamp. Lead single Moan Of A Thousand Years was named Track Of The Week by Classic Rock magazine readers in October 2021.

Previous albums Savage Purge (2020) and Hold On To That Flame (2018) featured on several Top Album end-of-year lists, and 2020 single Stopped Believing In You received signifiant indie and online radio play, including from BBC Manchester and BBC Bristol.

Carol has collaborated continuously with other artists over the past ten years, and is perhaps best known for her work with Crass founder Steve Ignorant. She took lead vocals on the Last Supper tour in 2011, singing the songs of Crass all over the world, a role which is being reprised in 2021/22.

Carol is the pianist in Steve Ignorant’s Slice Of Life and has performed across the UK and Europe since 2012. When not dabbling in anarcho-punk, Carol provides live keys and BVs for Texan country-rock star Ryan Hamilton and makes occasional guest appearances on keys with The Membranes and The Ginger Wildheart Band.

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Published by The Journal of Music on 16 January 2023

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