CONCERT PREVIEW: Singer Chloe carries message that is all too real but reassuring

THIS IS WHO I AM: Chloe Reynolds has toured with Lulu, Anastacia and Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet).  Photo by Photo by Photocillin Photography.
THIS IS WHO I AM: Chloe Reynolds has toured with Lulu, Anastacia and Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet). Photo by Photo by Photocillin Photography.
  • Chloe Reynolds’ ‘I Am Brave’ Tour, Spalding Baptist Church, Friday, February 23, at 7.30pm.
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A singer-songwriter who went from being a runaway teenager to going on tour with Lulu, Anastacia and Marti Pellow (Wet Wet Wet) is coming to Spalding next month.

Chloe Reynolds will be performing at Spalding Baptist Church, as part of her “I Am Brave” tour, on Friday, February 23, at 7.30pm.

Taking its name from Chloe’s second and latest album, the tour will give people a chance to see if comparisons of the Gloucester-based singer with Canadian folk legend Joni Mitchell and American rhythm and blues pianist Alicia Keys are accurate.

Originally from Surrey, Chloe inherited her piano skills from her grandmother but taught herself how to find her way across the keyboard.

However, it was a trip to the cinema to see Sister Act 2 which featured the early 20th century hymn “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” sung by American actresses Tanya Blount and Lauryn Hill (of The Fugees) that really captured Chloe’s imagination.

Two albums later, “Broken Beautiful” and “I Am Brave”, Chloe has caught the attention of both Christian and more mainstream audiences, with Lulu herself having described Chloe as having the “voice of an angel”.

ON TOUR: Self-taught pianist and singer-songwriter Chloe Reynolds will be in concert at Spalding Baptist Church on Friday, February 23, at 7.30pm.  Photo supplied.

ON TOUR: Self-taught pianist and singer-songwriter Chloe Reynolds will be in concert at Spalding Baptist Church on Friday, February 23, at 7.30pm. Photo supplied.

The concert has been jointly organised by South Holland Community Church and Spalding Baptist Church whose youth worker Debbie Clarke said: “We are delighted to be able to host this incredibly talented singer-songwriter who has forged a strong musical reputation since her debut EP (extended play) was launched five years ago.

“Chloe’s music has a real depth and her style appeals to people of all ages, earning comparisons with Joni Mitchell and Alicia Keys.

“This is an opportunity to hear a talented musician perform her songs and share her story in an intimate setting and we have deliberately kept ticket prices as low as possible in order for as many people as possible to be able to enjoy this event.”

Chloe said: “I am really excited to be kicking off the I Am Brave tour with a trip to Spalding and I’m looking forward to sharing these songs with new ears and empowering people to overcome their challenges.”

Chloe’s music has a real depth and her style appeals to people of all ages, earning comparisons with Joni Mitchell and Alicia Keys

Debbie Clarke, Youth Worker, Spalding Baptist Church

Tickets priced £5 for adults and £3 for under-16s are available by calling 07827 345671 or visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chloe-reynolds-i-am-brave-tour-2018-tickets-40855319360?aff=ents24