Saffron Summerfield is a highly respected singer/songwriter and guitarist. She has recorded nine albums.written songs for two channel 4 films,BBC R4 ‘Start the Week’ and numerous BBC and indie radio shows. All Saffron’s recordings have been distributed worldwide with high sales in Japan and USA. Many of her songs have been recorded by other singers and bands. One of the few women acoustic bottle-neck blues guitarists (check out Dungeness video) Saffron learnt from black blues musicians when visiting Mississippi in 1977. She has toured the UK,Europe,USA,New Zealand and Hong Kong many times. Played at most major UK Folk festivals including Cambridge,Ely, Sidmouth, Edinburgh and Marymass. She has played support to Joan Armatrading, Fairport Convention and one memorable Radio One show with rock band Free! A one time member of Trader Horne (an off-shoot of FAIRPORT CONVENTION) Saffron’s first recordings have been reissued worldwide and to celebrate 40 years of recording TALKING ELEPHANT RECORDS have reissued both seventies classic albums ‘Salisbury Plain’ and ‘Fancy Meeting You Here!’ on one CD.
A passionate environmentalist and Bird Watcher See SOUNDBENCH video – Saffron’s Arts Council funded year long residency on Rye Harbour Nature Reserve,East Sussex. See gigs page for details of Saffron’s WHEN BIRDS SING – new TALK & MUSIC Presentation.