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Chloë March

Chloe March released her first album ‘Snowdrop’ in 2004 (‘A gorgeous voice… an air of melancholy, sophisticated songs…a trace of David Sylvian’s jazz-tinted sound… March’s singing is exceptional - ‘Snowdrop’ is a thing of beauty’ collected sounds)

Poetic lyrics vibrant with imagery are at the centre of Chloe's writing. Songs become films scored in miniature; unique sound-worlds instilled with her trademark seductive harmonic shifts, jazz-inflected piano and beguiling melodic lines.

After three years of writing, recording and producing, Chloe released her water-inspired second album ‘Divining’ in 2008. Over this time she crafted a highly distinctive sound-palette of layered vocals, interweaving piano, found-sounds, beats and masterful french horn playing from her sister Emma Bell.

Chloe's deep love and connection with the English landscape was a major influence on this album and can be heard most obviously in the distilled reverie of songs such as 'Moat' and 'Ice Release'. There are also songs inspired by Anne Boleyn's last boat-journey down the Thames, the sculptor Bernini's jealousy, Keats' despair and the nostalgia of Dodie Smith's 'I Capture the Castle'.

‘A command of the keyboard reminiscent of Kate Bush, Tori Amos or Nina Simone… hear the three years of perfectionism….’ Tom Robinson BBC6 Introducing

‘Wow, this is a beautiful record’ collected sounds

'One woman band March crafts an ethereal song cycle based around water imagery, using the intricate minimalism of Steve Reich, layers of sparkling keyboards and her deep, sensual alto. Ms. March is a more pastoral Kate Bush' the new gay

‘Written On Water’ was featured on Tom Robinson’s Introducing show on BBC6 and tracks have received extensive airplay including regular plays on Dandelion Radio (London-based Independent station given the honour of continuing John Peel’s ‘Festive Fifty’). ‘Cutting Edge Voices’ interviewed Chloe about the process of making ‘Divining’ in 2009 – http://www.cuttingedgevoices.com/cdfocus.htm

The EP ‘Garden On The Boulevard’ was digitally released in 2009. It continues Chloe’s attention to detail, her fascination with imagery and immersive soundworlds. These songs are inspired by boulevard cafés and old cameras, lost love and seductive glamour, the dawn chorus, bees, ghosts in the garden, enchantment and transformation. ‘Etoile’ and ‘Marquisite’ have both had airplay on Dandelion Radio (‘Chloe on fine form again’ Mark Whitby)

In May 2008 Chloe was commissioned to compose a 40-minute orchestral/electronic soundtrack for the Dance-Theatre piece ‘realPolitik’ choreographed by Julie Hope and performed at the Michaelis Theatre, London. ‘Politik’ will soon join all other releases as a download and CD at http://chloemarch.bandcamp.com

Guest vocals include tracks for the Australian dreampop collective Glassacre and German Electronica maestro Jumpel ('Edinburgh' single, released on HSR 2010)

In 2005 Chloë was the keyboard player and backing vocalist for Cousteau, touring the U.K and Italy and playing for live TV and BBC radio