If you’re a political junkie, following Leicester folk singer, songwriter, and activist Grace Petrie’s Twitter and Facebook until the Brits go the polls on June 8 will likely be one of the most entertaining things you can do online. The gal is going for it – no holds barred! Theresa May and her Tories have a bright, articulate, talented, cussing adversary in this gal, and you will want to be in on her every thought and tweet.
She describes herself as an imposter folk singer, just-about guitarist, political songwriter, professional complainer, leaving out the fact that she happens to be one of the most compelling singers and songwriters around today. She’s also a member of the youth wing of an august league of troublemakers that includes the likes of Leon Rosselson, Billy Bragg, Peggy Seeger, and others. Her songs, like Farewell to Welfare, have become rallying anthems – and she regularly rails against homophobia, racism and injustice. Grace has written, recorded and toured relentlessly, and her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered have won over audiences everywhere.
That includes us! We became Grace-heads, hook, line and sinker, a couple years ago at her first VFMF appearance, and we’re chuffed that she’s coming back. Get ready!