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.