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Mabel South to join Bessie Turner as support for Horn at the Half Moon gig


By Tom Ryder


Emerging local singer-songwriter Mabel South is opening for Bessie Turner at The Horn at the Half Moon in Bishop's Stortford on Thursday (Apr 25).

Mabel, who went to Manuden Primary and on to Saffron Walden County High, has grown up around Bishop’s Stortford and immersed herself in the town’s music scene. She has appeared at the North Street pub before, including at Bishop’s Stortford Acoustic Club.

“I’d compare my music to that of KT Tunstall and early Taylor Swift,” she says. “I’d say the genre is a mixture of folk and acoustic pop elements with a touch of country.

“Releasing my first single in February was definitely a highlight of my career so far. From being a really shy person in relation to music, I’ve overcome that fear by putting my work out there.

"This year I would like to release as many songs as I can and get my name out as much as possible, winning new fans and supporters.

“It’s always a lovely environment at the Half Moon and it will be a good evening out, so I’m hoping lots of people will come to see me support Bessie.”

Bessie Turner is a singer-songwriter from Ipswich who has been making waves since her debut release in early 2017. She has performed at Latitude and Reading & Leeds Festivals and also recorded at Maida Vale studios for BBC Radio 6, hosted by Jo Whiley.

Joining her on the bill in addition to Mabel are James A. Bennett and Eleanor Beale. Tickets are £5 in advance from thehornbs.co.uk or £7 on the door.



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