Naomi Bedford is an English Singer/Songwriter who first came to prominence as vocalist and co-writer of the 2001 Orbital hit ‘Funny Break’ and appearances on Jools Holland’s Later programme.
In recent years she has focused on a series of folk and country albums in collaboration with Paul Simmonds, drawing plaudits from The Independent’s Andy Gill and The Guardian’s Robin Denselow.
Her albums have featured in Mojo Magazine’s top 10 and The Guardian’s top 5 of 2013 and have received Arts Council backing. She has appeared at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Celtic Connections among others and has been invited to perform at Cecil Sharp House. In 2014 she was jointly nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award in the Best Original Song Category.
Her third album ‘Songs My Ruiner Gave To Me’(2017) featured in Guardian, the Independent, Mojo, R2 and No Depression.
In 2019 Naomi will release ‘Singing It All Back Home’, an album of Appalachian ballads. The project, inspired by meetings with Shirley Collins, is produced by and features Folk Award winner Ben Walker and has been described by Ian Anderson, editor of fRoots as ‘21st century folk music’. Naomi will spend 2019 touring in promotion of the album.