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BBC Introducing: Jenny Bishop
Jenny Bishop
Jenny playing on Marazion Beach

After a baby imposed break from the local music scene, songwriter Jenny Bishop has retuned with new material and an album on the horizon.

Jenny joined David White on BBC Radio Cornwall for a BBC introducing session.

Returning from the 18 month break after the birth of her third child, Jenny has emerged refreshed and with new material.

Her sound has become more accomplished and many have commented on the maturity in the new tracks.

The Penzance songstress presents an accomplished form of acoustic guitar playing that at times shows hints of a Spanish flair well accompanied with smooth vocal melodies that at time rings a hint of Joni Mitchell and Rosheen Murphy.

You can also get a taste of Imogen Heap, one of Jenny's favourite musicians, in some of her more haunting numbers.

Speaking about how her personal experiences influence her writing Jenny said: "My songs seem to be quite angst, because I write as a means of venting my emotions and frustrations but, some of my newest material is certainly a lot more positive, which is lovely to be writing happy songs".

Jenny has had four studio releases over the past 10 years. The releases include one demo, two EP's and One album. Her most recent release is titled

Jenny Bishop

Jenny is no stranger to playing with the heavyweights either, past support slots include appearing on the same bills as Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention), Midge Ure (Ultravox), Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze) and Ralph McTell.

Although with the maturity and change of outlook on life turning thirty and having three children brings, Jenny says there will still be the odd emotional sonnet put to paper: "There will still be the odd emotional song, cause that's what I'm good at, I'm good at pouring my heart out into a song."

Jenny is currently experimenting with writing and recording new material from home. A process which she describes as 'rewarding but very frustrating'.

At the moment Jenny plans to bring in additional musicians to add extra layers to her poignant sound.

She says: "There's lots of collaborations in the pipeline, if and when I record my album I would almost certainly draft in some musicians to play with me.

"Playing with others, biting together can only broaden one's skills".

The local performer is hoping to produce the album for late 2010, with most of the songs ready to go.

If you would like to see Jenny in concert her upcoming dates are as follows:

13 Nov - Acorn Arts Centre - Penzance
20 Nov - Acorn Arts Centre - Penzance
22 Nov - The Globe & Ale House - Penzance
18 Dec - The Jacob's Ladder - Falmouth
19 Dec - The Acoustic Cafe, Redannick Theatre - Truro

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