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The Quarterhouse Women’s Choir: 12th March 2016

For the second year running, Women Of The World comes to a close with a night of uproarious music featuring female artists (full line up to be announced) alongside the Quarterhouse Women’s Choir. The Quarterhouse Women’s Choir, led by Carol Grimes, started at WOW 2015 and focuses on the work of female song writers. Saturday […]

Busker’s bottler sings the blues

Herald Scotland Carol Grimes might not include I Could Write a Book in her Edinburgh Fringe show, The Singer’s Tale. The London-born survivor of fifty years in the music business would, however, have every right to sing this Rodgers and Hart standard. Indeed, she is currently writing her autobiography after being given encouragement by a […]

The Singer’s Tale, Edinburgh Fringe

Review in Herald Scotland **** Carol Grimes needs longer than a Fringe slot to tell her life story. Heavens, she needs more words than a Fringe review has to accommodate the names she’s gone under, being as she candidly puts it “a bastard” London war baby who was put up for adoption, brought up in […]

Carol at the Edinburgh Festival

CAROL GRIMES WITH DORIAN FORD: THE SINGER’S TALE 22nd – 24th August at 1.45pm “Carol Grimes, the Piaf singer/songwriter of British music. This raw, in your face sublime performer takes you with her on a musical journey through her extraordinary life. “The Singers Tale weaves its stories, sometimes shady, mad and bad, but with music […]

Carol at Vortex, April 23rd 2016

With Dorian Ford (piano), Winston Clifford (drums), Alison Rayner (bass) and Annie Whitehead (trombone). Saturday April 23rd at 8pm. Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ. www.vortexjazz.co.uk A Singer’s Tale, Friday 6th May In The Singer’s Tale Carol weaves together stories – sometimes shady, mad or bad – from the streets of London […]

Carol at Vortex, 26th September 2015

With Dorian Ford (piano), Winston Clifford (drums), Alison Rayner (bass) and Annie Whitehead (trombone). Saturday 26th September 2015 at 8:00pm. Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ. Book tickets.

Carol at The Map Cafe, 10th July 2015

CAROL GRIMES WITH DORIAN FORD: THE SINGER’S TALE Friday 10th July 2015, at The Map Café, Kentish Town London. 8:00pm. £10.00. The Singer’s Tale brings together songs from Carol’s vast archive of memories, bringing a large slice of British Blues/Soul/Jazz history, together with places, people and the changing times. This is a show with a […]

Carol at Lauderdale House: 14th May 2015

“Singer Carol has lived a rich and varied musical life which began with busking on the streets of London as a teenager. She performed at the first Glastonbury Festival and was a member of the ground-breaking classical choir, The Shout. Carol is unique with a career in jazz, blues, soul and poetry and is always […]

Carol at St James Studio: February 2015

Carol Grimes, the ‘Piaf’ songstress of British music — this raw, in your face, sublime performer — takes you on a musical journey through her extraordinary life. The Singer’s Tale weaves its stories — sometimes shady, mad and bad — but with music and song at their heart. “Carol Grimes has a fascinating story to […]