“It's a voice that demands to be heard as words alone can't do it justice." Fatea Magazine
As a folk singer songwriter Lizzy Hardingham performs songs that drive straight to the heart, giving audiences a chance for genuine connection and empathy. Hardingham is paving her way as a powerhouse performer with beautifully delivered songs, her wonderful voice grabbing the listener from the very first note and holding on until the last. Think Christine Collister, Joni Mitchell, Sandy Denny and KT Tunstall all wrapped into one.
In 2022 she celebrated a brand new, full band, Help Musicians UK supported record - “How Did We Get Here?”. A 16 date tour with the likes of Katriona Gilmore, Jonny Wickham and Ellie McCann presented a jubilant, rich and full sound, but Lizzy's powerful and emotive voice stole the shows as usual. In short "Lizzy has a dazzling combination of voice and songwriting talent that rarely appears.”
After appearing as a finalist in 2018’s New Roots competition she has gone from strength to strength. Lizzy has had success in the Herts, Milkmaid Folk Club and Watford Folk Song songwriting competitions as well the Royston Young Artists competition. Her sensitively penned songs have been spun on radio stations throughout the UK, across the pond and in Europe; with BBC Cambridgeshire heralding her as “A truly passionate and important voice”. 2019 saw her storm the UK folk club and festival scene, including Cambridge Folk Festival, while in 2020 she captivated online audiences with "a voice that could fill a stadium and the sensitivity to bring a room to attentive silence". This paragon of vocal vigour and songwriting sorcery has supported the likes of Lady Maisery, Gilmore & Roberts and Bob Fox (to name a few) and is emerging gracefully into the world of headline shows. Having been nominated for FATEA's coveted Female Artist of The Year, Lizzy is currently being mentored by the English Folk Expo and working on "firmly nailing her place as one of the rising stars of the folk scene". Lizzy Hardingham means business outside of performing too, having run her own songwriting competition alongside the St Albans Folk Festival as well as helping organise online efforts for New Roots in 2020. Her newest record, Seven, features a varied mix of traditional and self-penned songs about our seas. Half of the proceeds go towards the great work done by the RNLI. Head to the SHOP page to find more of Lizzy's releases.
Her debut album Dusk is "an incredibly strong, top drawer album that packs a punch with every song" available on Spotify and all other good interweb streaming platforms, as well as the EP, Long Story Short.
"One of the strongest voices on our scene today" James Fagan For Thank Goodness It's Folk
"One of the most distinctive voices since Sandy Denny." Celtic Music Radio
"It’s been said by more or less anyone that’s ever been anywhere near a Lizzy Hardingham performance, but her vocal power is exhilarating. When she’s opened the vocal floodgates and let the notes flood out, I’m inclined not to care where I end up. I’m along for the ride." At The Barrier
“Memorial for a Glacier” pips everything else to the post as the EP highlight, a gorgeously delivered self-penned song with Jack Frost at its heart.” Northern Sky
"Like the call of the sea, Seven is irresistible." Folking.com
“A voice you could listen to on loop.” Maverick Magazine
“Never off my turntable… one of the best tracks of 2019 (Harvester of Gold)” BBC Radio Merseyside
"Lizzy's music sends butterflies into full flight!" Trust The Doc/Neil March