Hailing from Catalunya’s medieval town of Vic, and of Irish descendants, Nuria Graham’s interesting roots and polyglot abilities are not the only impressive things about this young singer-songwriter: her music is magnificent. Melodies and lyrics seem to pour naturally out of her, like water from a spring. Having studied music from a young age, her refined skills can be heard in both her guitar and piano playing. Her instrumental talents are accompanied by her strikingly soulful voice, whose melange of accents give an extra dimension reminiscent of singers such as Damien Dempsey. In a recent interview with Indiespot, she stressed how it is difficult to define her music, rejecting comparisons to folk musicians. She could be compared to the sound of Norah Jones, but with more bite, and a bit darker. Having nurtured her talents from a young age, Graham was finally spotted whilst performing at a concert in La Jazz Cafe in Vic, and the rest is history. She has since supported huge acts, such as St. Vincent in Apollo, and appeared at Primavera Sound 2015, and she recently released her latest album, Bird Eyes (2015), produced by Primavera sound’s label, El Segell del Primavera. Despite disliking references to her age, there is an astonishing maturity to her lyrics—in songs such as ‘Dark Past’, for example—a sign of her awareness and ability to write muisc that will resonate with listeners of all ages. This February, Núria Graham is no longer the support act, as she takes to the stage of Apolo to headline her own show.
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