ALL FEMALE COUNTRY TOUR FROM VIC ALLEN, EMILY FAYE AND BETH KEEPING

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Female singer-songwriters announce UK tour to put the spotlight back on women in music.

Beth Keeping, Emily Faye and Vic Allen are touring the UK in May under the banner ‘Write Like A Girl’. The up-and-coming female artists will share the stage in a writer’s round-style performance, taking it in turns to play a selection of songs from their latest releases. Each date will also feature a guest act from the local area.

The three singer-songwriters met last year when they were writing in Nashville, USA. Inspired by the craft of Nashville songwriters – and disheartened at the gender imbalance on the US country scene – Keeping, Faye and Allen decided to host a music tour to put female songwriters back on centre stage. 

A quick glance at the Hot Country charts in the States shows the huge disparity between the number of high-selling male and female artists. But this issue runs much deeper than country music. A recent USC study showed that in the past 6 years only 12% of songs in the Billboard Top 100 had a female song-writing credit. And back home on the UK live scene, last year on one night just 9% of live music acts were female-only (The Guardian, 2017).

Write Like A Girl is a new movement that aims to put female song-writing talent back in the spotlight – and inspire more women to pick up a pen or an instrument and create music. Keeping says: “We want to show that female writers have a unique voice to bring to the table. We also hope to create an environment where women celebrate each other’s talents and successes, and cheer one another on.”

The Write Like A Girl tour begins in Vic Allen’s local town of Norwich on 9th May and finishes in London on 24th May. More information can be found on Facebook.com/writelikeagirltour

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