Saffron Summerfield is a highly respected SINGER/SONGWRITER/GUITARIST & SOUND ARTIST. 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!
In 2015 – to celebrate 40 years of recording -TALKING ELEPHANT RECORDS reissued both seventies classic albums ‘Salisbury Plain’ and ‘Fancy Meeting You Here!’ on one CD.Listen to tracks on Saffron’s music page and buy online.
Saffron’s SOUND ARTS PROJECTS include SOUNDBENCH a year long residency at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sussex,Funded by East Sussex Council and Arts Council England.Digital images and music THE HASTINGS RARITIES AFFAIR: MARSH VOICES in Romney Marsh: Year of the Artist HIDDEN VOICES in Cambridgeshire Fens:Festival de l’Oiseaux Baie de Somme France: INSPIRED BY EXMOOR visuals and new songs project.