The New Simple Folk Radio show is presented by Dillon along with Scott Power (shhh! Promotions) featuring a session from Jo Schornikow (of NYC’s The Shivers).
Described by the Scotsman as ‘Effervescent’, Schornikow’s music is eclectic, a sum of parts and experiences. There are bits of soul, folk, rock, pop. It’s not cohesive necessarily – that’s not the point – but there’s a timeless quality to it, like the music she loves most.
Rewind to 2008, Schornikow moved to NYC to join The Shivers (Fence Records). The band continue to build their cult following, helped in 2011 by steady US & UK touring, an appearance on BBC Radio 1 and an MTV ‘O’ award nomination (only to lose to Marilyn Manson for not showing enough ass). Before ever having sang or written a ‘real’ song (her words) this Melbournian artist was a jazz pianist, performing solo for then PM John Howard and accompanying Hugh Jackman, James Morrison and Darryl Somers, amongst other things. Jo also contributed 3 songs and appeared in the 2009 Joe Swanberg/Noah Baumbach (Squid & The Whale/Royal Tenenbaums) film ‘Alexander The Last‘. But now Schornikow breaks through from the background to the foreground, evolving from her role as sideman with The Shivers (NYC), Kelli Scarr (Moby) & Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors). She has worked quietly on her own songs and finished something, a record, that’s unlike anything she’s made before.
First Broadcast: Saturday 7th July @ 5.00pm
Then Repeated on the following times:
Monday: @ 2am – on Folk Radio UK
Wednesday: @ 9pm – on Folk Radio UK
Friday: @ 1pm – on Folk Radio UK
CET: +1 hour EST: -5 hours PST: -8 hours