JENNY WREN AND HER BORROWED WINGS
Acoustic Rhythm and Blues stripped back and blushed with Country
Moving from tortoise to cheetah speed and straight from the heart –
Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings are three gifted and imaginative musicians from the South-East of England, playing original music with gusto, intuitive togetherness and impressive musicianship.
Powerful emotional vocals delivered with an open-hearted honesty, supported by a heartbeat double bass and dancing dirt road guitars.
A wonderful mixture of Rhythm and Blues with innovative combinations of musical influences drawn from the best parts of the Roots/Americana music traditions.
Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings have got a lot to give, and they give it all they have got!
‘To listen to the voice of Jenny Trilsbach is to fall in love. What a singer with power and rawness, but still very sensitive. The instrumental combination of Jenny Trilsbach on bass, Ben Gallon on the acoustic guitar and Ben Fisher on the resonator works par excellence’
Richard Wagenaar , NL – 08.SEP.16
‘Music based on the mastery of their instruments, power and depth of the unique vocals and beautiful own compositions.
A beautiful fantastic concert, what an introduction!’
Next gig, NL – MAY.16
‘Three musicians at their most intuitive and sympathetic’
Americana-UK. UK – 17.FEB.15
‘A dusty, smoky, roots sound with a hint of 40s noir around the edges. Textured, low-down Rhythm and Blues with an old soulfulness and a winning shimmer’
Jamboree Venue, UK – OCT.14
JENNY WREN AND HER BORROWED WINGS │BIOGRAPHY
Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings are made up of three musicians; Jenny Trilsbach on main vocals and double bass, Ben Fisher on resophonic guitar and backing vocals, and Ben Gallon on the acoustic guitar and backing vocals. All three musicians write the material for the band, each with their own style and flavour. Jenny’s laid bare and honest approach to song writing sets the mood for the band’s raw sound. The Ben’s; Fisher and Gallon, adding the remaining vital ingredients that all together defines the original and impassioned music created by this interesting trio.
In 2014 after just a few months of first playing together, Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings were ready to record their debut album DEAD MAN’S HAT. Recorded in April at Abbot Street Studios and released on independent record label Creature Records in May. Featuring eleven original songs that showcase the band’s raw emotional style and intricate musicianship, DEAD MAN’S HAT was well received. The band launched the album in France on a 16 date tour of the Loire Valley, returning home to concerts and festivals across the UK for the remainder of the year.
2015 sent the band further afield again, for several tours and festivals in France, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
In 2016 the band recorded and released their second album A SOUP. The intense flavours that make up the thirteen original songs on A SOUP have been matured and carefully refined during the band’s extensive live performances. The band received a great response to their new album and their ongoing live performances.
2017 was a great year for the band, with a continuing success for the new album and mounting glowing reviews, 5 trips to Europe, and the pot of new songs for album number three growing fast.
2018 brought more European travels for the band and the new songs evolved and matured, giving great hopes for the recording of the third album next year.
The band celebrate their 5th anniversary at a special concert at The Green Note in London in October. It was a really magical and atmospheric evening that celebrated many hours of music and oh so many more travelling and experiencing the road together.
Here we are in 2019, Jenny wren and Her Borrowed Wings have announced the release of their third album THE GIRL ON THE BIKE (are you the girl on the bike?). It was recorded at Urchin Studios, London this March/April, and is due for release on Creature Records in September this year.
The band will be launching their new album at concerts in the UK in September and then heading off for a grand 26 date launch tour in Europe in October/November.
Into their 6th year of playing together, these are still three very hard working musicians who just want to keep on going…
JENNY WREN AND HER BORROWED WINGS │MUSICIANS
JENNY TRILSBACH – Vocals/Double Bass
BEN GALLON – Acoustic Guitar/ Vocals
BEN FISHER – Resophonic Guitar/Vocals
JENNY TRILSBACH was raised in Essex and from the age of seventeen found herself part of the local music scene playing bass for the young 60’s influenced band, Jabberwocky. After touring up and down the country and across Europe, playing mainly bass and an occasional flute in various other bands, Jenny soon found her voice and her song writing hand.
Voice in tow, she began to set the plans in motion to form a blues influenced outfit. This band was to become Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings, in which Jenny is the main vocalist and double bass player. Her laid bare and honest approach to song writing sets the mood for the band’s raw sound.
As well as being a singer and songwriter, Jenny is a multi instrumentalist –bass, guitar, flute, fiddle, banjo– and an accomplished artist – and a keen tumbler too, if she’s in the mood!
BEN FISHER, also raised in Essex, comes from a musical background. With a father who was a session drummer during the 60’s, he was born on the floor of Abbey Road’s famed Studio Two, and would follow this path to become a musician himself.
After tinkering on the drum-kit and a short stint blowing the longhorn in the Swiss Alps, he soon settled on the guitar and became somewhat of a musical vagabond, plying his trade with anything that sparked his interest.
After a phone call from his dear friend Jenny Trilsbach, asking if he’d like to embark on a new project, he has now found a permanent home as one of Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings. Ben plays a mean resophonic guitar, sings backing vocals and his crafted songs and hum-a-long choruses provide an interesting counterpoint to Jenny’s song writing style.
As well as being an in demand guitarist and song writer, Ben is also a well respected and published poet.
BEN GALLON became the final piece of the Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings puzzle.
His prowess as a guitarist, arranger and songwriter, in addition to his sparkling talent for bringing songs to life, has become an essential ingredient in the Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings sound.
Hailing from Suffolk, Ben has been honing his craft on the UK and Europe live music scenes for many years, both as a guitarist and as a much heralded songwriter.
When playing with top UK Bluegrass band Kidnap Alice, he first met Jenny, and this meeting would eventually lead him on the path to becoming one of Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings. Ben plays a groove holding acoustic guitar,
sings backing vocals and his song writing style slots neatly between Trilsbach and Fisher.
JENNY WREN AND HER BORROWED WINGS │DISCOGRAPHY
DEAD MAN’S HAT
JENNY WREN AND HER BORROWED WINGS
MUSIC │ACOUSTIC RHYTHM AND BLUES, STRIPPED BACK AND BLUSHED WITH COUNTRY
LOCATION │SUFFOLK/ESSEX UK
FORMED │OCTOBER 2013
LABEL │CREATURE RECORDS
WEBSITE │ jennywrenandherborrowedwings.com
NOTABLE GIGS │ THE BEAR CLUB, LUTON, UK
JAZZ LEV @TOPOS, LEVERKUSEN, DE
TONFINK, LUBECK, DE
SOUNDLOUNGE, NORDESTEDT, DE
RESIDENCY @AIN’T NOTHING BUT THE BLUES BAR, LONDON, UK
JAMBOREE VENUE, LONDON, UK
PODIUM CAFE, PETER EN LENI, STEENDAM, NL
CHAMBORD CASTLE, CHAMBORD, FR
BLUHENDES BAROQUE PALACE, LUDWIGSBURG, DE
EARL HAIG HALL, LONDON, UK
HALF MOON, PUTNEY, LONDON, UK
FESTIVALS │FETE DE LA MUSIQUE DU CHAMBORD, CHAMBORD CASTLE, CHAMBORD, FR
INTERNATIONALES STRASSEN MUSIK FESTIVAL, LUDWIGSBURG, DE
MERGE FESTIVAL, SOUTHBANK, LONDON, UK
BUSKERS CHUR, CHUR, CH
STRASSENKUNST GARMISCH PARTENKIRCHEN, BAVARIA, DE
BRIGHTLINGSEA FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL, ESSEX, UK
BARKING FOLK FESTIVAL, LONDON, UK
GATHERING ON THE GREEN, LONDON, UK
UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL, UK
TOURS │LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE/UK 2014
GERMANY/NETHERLANDS /UK 2016
NETHERLANDS/GERMANY/BELGIUM/FRANCE /UK 2019