bloomin’ nora

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Bloomin’ Nora is Isobel Partner-Sharkey and whoever else she can persuade to join her. Mainly Brent Jackson and The Mighty G (both on loan from The Firedogs) with Pete Campbell, Aaron Ash, Phil South, Dave Piggott and a few others providing extra music, advice, encouragement, and bottles of Becks as required. 



This is an extract from Dandelion Radio’s Mark Whitby who played Bloomin’ Nora in February, August, and September this year. He wrote about Bloomin’ Nora in his Unwashed Territories blog: 


“Here they (Anonymous Bosch) step back and let ‘Nora’ take centre stage, her darkly deadpan spoken word pieces brilliantly complemented by their fractured instrumental soundscapes.  I’m playing title track ‘Nowt O’clock’ in my Dandelion Radio show this month.  Here the vocals produce their own rhythm as they collide in demented harmony with the bastard jazz musical going on underneath. Other pieces – such as opener ‘I’m Not Invisible’ – see music and vocals clashing brilliantly, the poetry sometimes running ahead, sometimes stopping to do battle with the wild sonic collage, or ‘This Is Now’, where something akin to an eccentric dance groove emerges from the  intoxicating vocal repetition and battered percussion.  The result, as you’d wish, is something like a high scoring draw. Nowt O’clock is a hugely arresting, unique listening experience.  and it’s available from bandcamp for only 99p.  So what are you waiting for?”

– Mark Whitby, Dandelion Radio