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About

Kent born songstress Sorrel Nation brings a soulful mix of folk/country/rock with powerful vocals and haunting melodies. She engages audiences with her heartfelt, emotive and relatable songwriting and is known for her earthy 1970's inspired style.

 

Born to sing into a household of eclectic musical influences, Sorrel was first onstage at the age of 10 with a Beatles tribute band in France, at 13 lead singer in a folk/rock band and has now opened for the likes of folk legends Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, as well as John Otway, Tom Hingley, Canadian Vocal Group of the Year Madison Violet, folk-punksters 3 Daft Monkeys, Irish singer Gemma Hayes and the incomparable Jackie Leven. 

Sorrel has performed at well known music venues in London and across the UK including The Troubadour, The Bedford, 100 Club and The Little Rabbit Barn. She has recently performed at Glastonbury Festival, Black Deer Festival and and tours the festival circuit over summer with The Magic Teapot music venue. 

Sorrel was also featured on the soundtracked exclusive trailer for the DVD release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, singing a haunting version of Winter Wonderland. 

Sorrel's first EP (First Sight) was produced and recorded with friend and producer Nigel Lowis (Dina Carroll, Eternal, collaborations with Carole King and Burt Bacharach).

Her second EP (Kids On The Run) was produced by acclaimed British producer Ian Barter (Amy Winehouse, Gabrielle, Paloma Faith).

The latest EP (Walk With Me) was recorded at Doz Recording Studio, produced by Al Drake Brockman and features Sorrel with her full band. 

Sorrel plans to release a LIVE EP "Thirty Summers" on July 4th 2024, her 30th birthday, and her debut album in Autumn 2024.

 

Writing songs of her time, Sorrel's beguiling voice is very much her own but with influences ranging from Stevie Nicks, Gillian Welch, Bonnie Raitt & Susan Tedeschi.

and yes… Sorrel Nation is her real name.

"See her now before she becomes a huge star" - The Troubadour Club, London

"She's got it!!" - Jackie Leven

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“…I recently moved into my campervan with my partner and rescue dog and adore my ‘on the road' lifestyle as it gives the freedom to nurture, develop and express my music. However, I would love to enhance this and share my music to a wider audience, from intimate to larger venues and festivals with my own headline tours, both as solo/duo and with a full band, and on the bigger stage to artists that I adore and have been inspired by. I am driven to produce new music and aim to write and produce albums that connect with the audiences” - Sorrel 2023

"A slight muddle up in programming sees newcomer Sorrel Nation play a stand-in set; she is the shining star of the festival, an upcoming artist we’d highly recommend checking out, with a Glastonbury performance to follow this week." - The Line of Best Fit at Black Deer Festival

 "As she sings of letting go of love, you cannot help but be captivated by her loveliness. She is delicate in spirit and voice, which makes the song a charming gem...Sorrel Nation wants to soothe the soul" - Diandra Reviews

Sorrel in a barn

Michelle Fredericks Photography

Sorrel is a musician of the highest standard, she has always given fantastic performances at all my events, she always gives 100% and she always leaves audiences completely spellbound with her heartfelt songs and beautiful voice. She has honed her songwriting and performance skills over many years and continues to flourish in her music endeavours.

- Paul Dunton,Events Organiser, Promoter, Chairman of Local and Live Music 

"From the 'Intro', the first note draws the audience in with the inviting unassuming and distinctive vocals that deliver a chilled vibe but wrapped with warmth. A range of tones giving 'gentle hugs' to 'powerhouse wows', Sorrel sings her stories as a true singer-songwriter.Yes, Sorrel Nation is her real name, but Sorrel Nation is also the real deal".

- Graham Jackson, GJ Artist Services

"You have a signature voice, when I hear you sing, I will know it is Sorrel Nation"

Richard Elkington – Owner, The Drawingroom Chesham

"Sorrel has one of the most beautiful voices I’ve heard in a long time - it’s so yearning and full of emotion"

Steve Balsamo – Singer/Songwriter

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