On the heels of having her single 'Missin' a Man' playlisted at BBC Radio 2, Nashville-based singer/songwriter Jenn Bostic has announced 11 UK dates, starting at London's Borderline on 26th November.
'Missin' a Man' is the third song from her album 'Jealous' to earn Radio 2 support. Debut single 'Jealous of the Angels' (video below) reached Number 1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart and was championed by Smooth Radio and Radio 2 while subsequent single 'Not Yet' achieved A-List rotation on Radio 2 as well as plays on Magic and Smooth Radio. Produced by Barrett Yertesian (Christina Perri, Andy Grammer) 'Jealous of the Angels' is a loving tribute to Jenn's late father.
The song created ripples throughout the UK gaining attention from those who had lost a loved one and being able to relate to the pain that Jenn shared so openly. With radio and critical success and more than 50,000 sold – all as an independent release, it garnered press from The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mirror, You magazine and many more. The video for 'Jealous of the Angels' has had more than 1.4 million YouTube views and Jenn appeared on national TV on the coveted BBC Breakfast show.
Part of Nashville's burgeoning DIY scene, Jenn's music career began when she was 10 years old, in the back seat of her father's car with her older brother on the way to school. A horrific crash that killed her dad, a musician who taught her folk songs like 'Sunny Side of the Street', and turned her on to Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt, changed her life forever. "The first time I sat down at the piano after the accident, I shut my eyes and honestly felt my dad's presence next to me," she explains. "I poured my heart into those first few songs. The only way I could connect with him was when I played music. I still feel that way."
Bostic's upcoming performances, which also include appearances in Southampton, Glasgow, York, Manchester and Liverpool, among other U.K. cities, will feature special guests Emma Stevens (named iTunes' Best of 2013 So Far), Daisy Chapman and Jack Omer.
Bostic won five 2012 Independent Country Music Association Awards, including Overall Winner, Best Female Artist, Best Musician, Best Songwriter and Song of the Year for 'Jealous of the Angels.'
"Jealous of the Angels' is so real, and Jenn is so real, and that kind of honesty is rare. Working with her is truly an incredible experience. I was honoured to be a part of a song so close to her heart." – Barrett Yeretsian.
"Haunting, aching vocals. The girl's got soul" – Acoustic
"Singer/ songwriter with a searingly angelic sound…destined to be a classic of its genre in the future" ***** – Maverick
"Star in the making" **** – The Daily Mirror