By Rick Slagter, Rock At Night Groningen, The Netherlands
Hannah Williams, backed by her band The Affirmations, is a whirlwind of soul, love, lust and anger. She exploded onto the soul scene in 2012, and did it again with her newest album Late Nights & Heartbreak. Some journalists call her a “Rescuer of the British soul music,”–and maybe she is– but she brings SOUL in capital letters. The album has received many ‘five star’ reviews, as well as her performances.
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations is based in Bristol, Great Britain, at the moment they are doing the ‘Late Nights & Heartbreak Summer Tour’, mainly in Europe, and in the beginning of July in Canada.
Rock At Night (RAN) caught Hannah and her band at the festival Here Comes The Summer in The Netherlands.
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations is: Hannah Williams – James Graham – Adam Holgate – Adam Newton – Liam Treasure – John Pratt – Nicholas Malcolm – Hannah Nicholson – Victoria Klewin – Jai W Jones
Photographer (concerts, documentary), musician (rock, blues), writer (fiction), straight edger (sober in any sense), dwells underground (alt scene).
Living in the North of The Netherlands, the independent creative area of the country (hotspots are Groningen and Leeuwarden).