Belinda O’Hooley is an exceptionally gifted pianist, singer, song writer and composer and has become renowned for her highly individual, emotional, yet sensitive musicality. She is half of four time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo nominees O’Hooley & Tidow alongside her wife Heidi Tidow; together described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional songwriters.’ Their song ‘Gentleman Jack’ features as the closing theme song for Sally Wainwright’s latest BBC/HBO drama series Gentleman Jack. Her inventive, minimalist, sometimes flamboyant accompanying of folk luminaries includes Rufus Wainwright, Nic Jones, Jackie Oates and the Mercury nominated; Rachel Unthank and The Winterset. Belinda is also known for her role as DCS Liz Thornton in the final series of BAFTA winning drama ‘Happy Valley’.
Her album ‘Inversions’ encapsulates the essence of an artist truly at one with her instrument.
‘Exquisite’ * * * * * The Guardian
‘Defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.’TheIndependent
‘Dense, complex, beautifully performed.’* * * * Songlines