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"The Company You Keep" - A Nashville Style Songwriters Show hosted by Jade Helliwell
"The Company You Keep" - A Nashville Style Songwriters Show hosted by Jade Helliwell

Sat, 16 Mar


FortyFive Vinyl Café

"The Company You Keep" - A Nashville Style Songwriters Show hosted by Jade Helliwell

Join us on March 16th at FortyFive Vinyl Cafe in York for a magical night of music at "The Company You Keep," a Nashville-style songwriters show hosted by Yorkshire's own Queen of Country Music, Jade Helliwell.

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16 Mar 2024, 19:00

FortyFive Vinyl Café, 29 Micklegate, York, UK


Immerse yourself in an evening of soul-stirring tunes, stories behind the lyrics, and the incredible craft of songwriting. The cozy setting of FortyFive Vinyl Cafe provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate and exclusive musical experience.

Jade's Very Special Guests: Kezia Gill, and Paris Adams  an acclaimed UK singer-songwriter!

Kezia Gill

Midlands based Singer/Songwriter Kezia Gill, has been singing professionally for over 15 years. Born in Nottingham to a large musical family of Irish descent, her early years were spent surrounded by music. Her father, a professional musician for over 50 years and her single biggest influence, introduced Kezia to the world of performing, writing and most importantly, the vast back catalogue of music that has shaped her individual style. Pulling influences from a wide range of genres including Folk & Irish, Country, Rock and Blues, her sound is completely unique. She performs all over the UK, as well as the world, including previous shows in Europe, Australia and America. Her individual and uncomparable style is not only evident in her original material, but laced throughout her wide repertoire of classic covers. With her impressive vocal range, energy on stage and multi-instrumental talent, she makes every song her own.


2018 was an extremely successful year. The accumulative build up of 10 years writing, performing, travelling and honing her craft saw Kezia burst onto the UK Country scene with her debut Album ‘Kezia’. After several introductory festival slots, she went on to win Female Vocalist of the Year at the CCN (Cross Country Nam) Awards, and take home the Peoples Choice Award for Soloist of the Year at the BCMA (British Country Music Association) Awards.

2019 saw her success continue, kicking off with a three week tour in Australia, including the Tamworth Country Music Festival, where she was awarded 'Aristocrat' Entertainer of the Year. This was followed by a trip to Nashville, where Kezia performed all over music city. The summer included performances at some of the UK’s top festivals including Buckle & Boots, FSA , Blackthorn and Millport. She was named as one of Radio 2's BBC Introducing Artists and subsequently performed at The Long Road Festival on the Introducing Stage. Kezia was nominated in 5 catagories at the BCMA Awards, making her the most nominated artist of the year, and she took home the award for ‘Best Female Artist’. The year was topped of with another trip to Nashville,where she was invited to play some of the most iconic venues in country music. She joined Phil Vassar on stage at The Ryman Auditorium for his Christmas Charity Concert, and then went on to perform at The Bluebird Cafe, in one of their prestigious song-writing rounds.

2020 continued to see the success snowball with her single ‘Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman’ being added to the Radio 2 playlist for 4 consecutive weeks. When Covid-19 put the brakes on Kezia’s live performances, she turned to performing virtually, and her weekly Lockdown Live Streams on Facebook have been hugely successful, receiving repeatedly high viewing figures, and amassing her very own online fan group, 'The Friday Night Crew'. Continuing to release singles throughout the pandemic, and enjoying regular radio play from BBC Radio 2, Kezia also released her fourth Official Music Video to her latest single 'Wings'.

2021 saw Kezia making up for the lost time of the pandemic. She released her award winning EP 'The Mess I Made', and recieved her first iTunes Number 1 single with 'All Of Me'. With live music back on the agenda, she performed some incredible shows including a headline set at 'Buckle and Boots Country Festival', her own live theatre show at Leeds City Varieties, and an intimate show with Bob Harris. She was also able to finally hit the road, and completed both her own co-headline Tour with fellow Country singer-songwriter Jade Helliwell, and as support for The Shires on their UK Acoustic Tour. Another hugely successfull year was wrapped up with Kezia winning 3 British CMA Awards for Best Album (The Mess I Made), Best Song (I'm Here) and Best Entertainer.

2022 was a solid continuation of her steady rise in success. Opening up for Morganway, Tony Hadley and The Shires on their full UK tour (10 Year Plan) saw her audience grow sunstantially. Takamine Guitars announcing Kezia as one of their artists, and stand out performances at festivals Country To Country and Black Deer all resulted in 12 of the 13 dates of her first Headline Tour Sold Out almost immediately, making her one of the most sought after Live Artists.

2023 is already looking to be her best year yet. With her New album 'Misfit' appealing to country and non-country fans alike, and perfomances including the OVO Hydro Arena, The Indigo at The 02 (BBC Radio 2 stage) for C2C Festival and Bruce Springsteen Support at BST @ Hyde Park, Kezia has cemented herself as one of the UK's most exciting up and coming artists.

With the songwriting ability of a country artist, the stage energy of a rock star, and the voice of the blues, one thing is for sure..... What's coming next from this exciting artist is definetely worth sticking around for.

Joining Jade and Kezia is acclaimed UK singer-songwriter, Paris Adams!

Described by the Evening Standard as “an exciting British talent”, Paris Adams, founder member, lead vocalist and songwriter of The Adelaides, is embarking on her solo chapter after her success with the band. Justifying such high praise with the release of her latest single ‘Alien’ which was recorded in Nashville with Grammy winning producer Femke, this single is just the first sign of what is yet to come. Whilst Paris made her live debut as a solo artist on the Caitlyn Smith tour in 2022, she is a seasoned performer. Paris played at British Summertime in London’s Hyde Park two years running as support to Michael Bublé (2018) and Celine Dion (2019). ‘Alien’ is more about soaring spirits than flying saucers, with this track rising star Paris Adams proves that her talent is out of this world.

Your amazing host for the evening is Jade Helliwell - Yorkshire's Queen of Country!

Hailing from West Yorkshire, Jade Helliwell is a renowned singer-songwriter whose magnetic stage presence, fueled by powerful and soulful vocals, has captivated audiences with an authentic blend of pop-country melodies.

Inspired by luminaries like Kelsea Ballerini, Priscilla Block, and Maren Morris, Jade expertly weaves their influences into her music, creating a distinct fusion of contemporary country with her unique vibrato.

In 2017, a viral video of Jade's mesmerizing duet on a vibrant Leeds evening thrust her into the limelight, amassing 23 million views on platforms like Facebook and YouTube. Since then, Jade has soared in the industry, releasing acclaimed singles like “Smoke,” “Stormchaser,” and “Drive,” leading up to her critically acclaimed EP “Woman.”

A fixture in the country music scene, Jade has graced prestigious stages, including the Country 2 Country festival at London's O2 Arena. Her electrifying performances have made her a sought-after artist, with appearances at festivals across the UK, Europe, and Australia.

Recognized by Nashville industry leaders, Jade supported Tenille Arts, Priscilla Block and Tenille Townes during their UK Tours. The year 2023 marked two national tours, festival highlights, and her latest single, "Heroes & Heroines," produced in Nashville, earning glowing reviews.

As Jade's star continues to rise, her unwavering dedication and love for music solidify her as a powerhouse in the pop-country genre, positioning her for phenomenal success in the years to come.

Limited Tickets - Act Fast!

This is an exclusive event with very limited tickets available. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of "The Company You Keep."

Date: March 16th, 2024

Time: Doors open at 7pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

Tickets: £20

Secure your spot for an unforgettable night filled with exceptional music and incredible stories. Purchase your tickets now before they sell out!


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