The Bath Chronicle

Diana Johnstone is a singer, songwriter and guitarist based in Bradford on Avon who has just recorded her debut full-length CD The Troubled Heart of original self-penned material.

it is being launched at The Village Pump Folk Club, Lamb Inn in Trowbridge tomorrow.

Unusually it has been recorded at a number of different studios around the country and with different backing musicians but the result is polished and professional.

She said: “The title, sleeve and whole album say something about the Victorian idea of love falling short of its longing, like a Pre-Raphaelite painting, in a very English way. Something nostalgic.

“While the songs ‘appear’ like the childhood colouring books where the pictures materialise when the paper gets wet. An alchemical process which I don’t care to mess about with! Something from my own hand and often close to my own experience.”

Surprisingly upbeat this album neatly packages its acoustic folk and indie pop image of reality with a genuinely commercial sound.

For further information visit www.dianajohnstone.com or better still catch Diana live tomorrow.