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With music described as “what, we’ll dub ‘Celtic Country’: good old-fashioned songs with a strong Americana touch, but with tinges of fiddle and squeezebox, that evoke the Celtic tiger more than the mountain lion" (R2 - Rock 'n' Reel Magazine), the Jemima Price Band includes vocalist Jemima Price and guitarist Mirek Latosek, who met and married after Mirek came to live in the UK from Poland fifteen years ago.

Previously Jemima had a career as a solo artist - with two albums and a book of poetry under her belt, she was hailed as a “talent to watch” by Cosmopolitan and as having “ the potential to outperform any of the season’s crop of female singer-songwriters” by Q Magazine. She was also compared by Time Out to Kate Bush and has supported artists such as the much missed late Bap Kennedy, Jools Holland and Deacon Blue. She first collaborated with Mirek on a couple of tracks on her second album "Turn Out The Light" which was conceived as a book of poems and songs "About A Girl " (published Elliott & Thompson)  ….."this delightful, bitter-sweet collection includes lyrics which do not need to be sung, and songs that can be read silently". They have gone on to write and perform together ever since, developing a love of 'roots' music as common ground within their diverse influences and backgrounds. The couple released an impressive debut album "No Alibi For Alice" in 2011 - a journey unravelling through threads of country, folk and blues where Jemima’s distinctive vocals echo a Kate Bush-like quality; and which also features guest performances by bass legend Herbie Flowers and BJ Cole.

They have now released their new album "Fragile House", which marks Mirek's  significant role not only as a musician and writer but as an engineer and producer. They also had the great pleasure of working with Bruce Kaphan on the album (hailed as one of the music industry’s finest and most sought after musicians, producers, and engineers with album credits that include American Music Club, Sheryl Crow, The Black Crowes, R.E.M., John Lee Hooker, Chris Isaak and many others). The album has a strong country feel, brushed with Celtic sentiment, but with a significant contemporary electric element that lends itself to memorable choruses perfect for a long summer drive with the wind blowing through open windows. The dark beauty of 'The Lighthouse' in particular portrays the emotion that flows through the album, which is dedicated to Jemima's late father.

They were the guest band on a BBC Introducing South live session with Phil Jackson on 10th August (2013) and live performance also includes headlining at The Ropetackle and Chequer Mead Arts Centre and playing the Crawley Folk Festival. On behalf of the band Jemima has also been interviewed on BBC radio Surrey & Sussex.
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