A Girl Called Eddy

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A Girl Called Eddy

A Girl Called Eddy is a woman with something to say and a unique way of saying it.

She may be a new name, but she's not some straight-out-of-the-box precocious teenager like Katie Melua or Joss Stone. For a start, unlike them she writes all her own songs - and to do that, she felt she first had to get some serious living under her belt. "The idea of being a songwriter didn't really come until my early 20s. It took me a long time to work up the balls and find I had something to say, she admits.

On the other hand, she doesn't try to make out she's paid heavy dues in the school of impossibly hard knocks. "I don't want to make it sound like my life has been some horrific struggle," she reasons. "I've really got nothing to complain about. It was just all the normal stuff - death, disease, divorce, working shit jobs as I built up the courage to do what I wanted to do..."

Taking that hard-earned courage in hand, A Girl Called Eddy has come-up with an extraordinary debut record full of romance, elegance, sophistication and shimmering melodies that is certain to appeal to fans of the likes of Beth Orton and Aimee Mann.

The songs betray the influence of many of her musical heroes, from Bacharach and McCartney to Scott Walker and Brian Wilson via Todd Rundgren and the Carpenters. But they also reveal her as a unique voice and a disarmingly original talent who draws on her experience to create a series of highly personal and yet universal vignettes that are deeply moving and yet retain an irresistible pop sensibility.

Born Erin Moran, Eddy grew up in the small New Jersey town of Neptune, close to Asbury Park on the 'Jersey Shore'. It was a musical upbringing, for her father played trumpet on the weekend, her mot...

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