Aerynn Short Bio.
Having performed in theatres, clubs, pubs, festivals, forests, coffee shops, bars, boat yards, living rooms, streets, churches, meadows, marketplaces and even a former bordello, Aerynn embraces the troubadour approach of storytelling and emotional expression through her songs. Born and raised in Oregon, USA, she now composes and performs around Manchester, United Kingdom. Drawing also on human experiences from the tropical island of Hawaii and fast-paced Boston, her music is an acoustic alternative corroded folk collection of stories from her life, lives that she's witnessed, and a few she has yet to see.
In 2015, her unreleased Light With You was awarded semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Competition, along with emotional ballad Returning (from Summer Leaves EP) receiving Commended Entry. Notable performances include the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival, Macclesfield's Barnaby Festival, Dublin's YouBloom Festival, Manchester Americana Festival, and the Open Mic UK's Songwriting Contest Regional Final at RNCM Manchester.
Press Links and Quotations.
""Breath-taking and compelling", "Strong traces of Joni Mitchell", "Hairs on the back of my neck", "Best in Festival" ... Not my words but a lot of amazing feedback from the performance last night of The Aerynn Trio as part of Leek Arts Festival. Aerynn is a real find and delivered a phenomenal performance at the Foxlowe Arts Centre. Well done to her, Chris Cliffe and Heidi Jamilia for delivering a fantastic evening...." Ian Wilson
"Impeccable, confident folk from an artist with alternative rock roots, Aerynn writes songs with grace and intrigue. Her formula strays from too much structure, enjoying refreshing, attention-grabbing rhythmic choices and stream-of-consciousness delivery. A bright take on a classic." Shannon Duvall, YouBloom Festival Headroom Blog
"Aerynn has a great melodic sense, above and beyond the magnificent voice. Her lyrics are well crafted and tell stories and create emotions...I could understand everything she sang." John Burnett, Hawaii Tribune-Herald
"The feelings of warmth come through aerynn’s richly expressive, soulful vocals and a softly, subtle guitar..." Tom Franks Folkwords Review of Summer Leaves EP http://www.folkwords.com/folkwordsreviews_96643.html
"Delicate vocals and thought-provoking lyrics transport you to a place of serene beauty." Mike Chisholm, Artistic Echoes, Canalside Radio Cheshire 102.8FM
Interview with Artistic Echoes Show on Canalside Radio 102.8FM Cheshire: https://www.mixcloud.com/ArtisticEchoes/artistic-echoes-show-090516-aerynn/
Previous Radio play on:
Canalside's The Thread 102.8FM Northeast Cheshire UK
KCLR 96FM Kilkenny, Ireland
Women of Substance Radio & Podcast (online broadcast)
Radio Crystal Blue (online broadcast)