Bio

A UK singer- songwriter and musician, Jennifer’s solo albums have received critical acclaim from BBC Radio 2, the folk and national press. Collaborations include Eddi Reader and Nashville’s Darrell Scott who duetted on Jennifer’s second album. Produced by hit songwriter Boo Hewerdine, the album received national airplay and Jennifer was invited for a live session on The Bob Harris Show on BBC Radio 2.  

Jennifer recorded her next crowd-funded album at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios with producer Stephen W Tayler (Kate Bush). ’Carnforth Station’ received stunning reviews and was included in The Telegraphs’ ‘Best Folk Albums’. Also that year, Jennifer was asked to contribute to BBC Radio 2's  ‘Girl with Guitar’ presented by Cerys Matthews about the legendary Joni Mitchell. " although her voice is nothing like Mitchell’s, she has a core strength that brings Blue to mind”  Folk Radio UK  

Jennifer ’s self-produced musical almanac released in 2017 featured a family of musical friends and collaborators including Eliza Carthy, Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands), Beth Porter (Spell Songs) and Charlie Jones (Robert Plant). In 2020, her atmospheric single ‘Sea Glass’ was described as ‘deeply poignant’ by Fatea Magazine and gained national airplay. “I absolutely love that”, Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. The song which was written for Miranda Sykes is included on the album ‘Roots 2 - The Best of Show of Hands’.   

Jennifer is an engaging performer and has toured with Snow Patrol, Boo Hewerdine, Declan O’Rourke and Andy Davis (The Korgis) amongst many others, and at numerous festivals and venues across the UK and Ireland headlining wth her own bands. 

'The Broken Road Back Home' "one of the year's best albums" (Folking) released in late 2022 was co-produced with award-winning recording engineer Stuart Bruce (Band Aid, Yes, Van Morrison, Art Garfunkel, to name a few) who also plays bass on the record. The stellar line-up includes AMAUK nominee Joe Coombs on electric and slide guitars, Dan Moore on hammond and Robert Brian on drums. With the live nature of the recordings and Jennifer's beautiful clear voice, its recent release on 12" vinyl proves to be the perfect format for Jennifer’s classic songwriting which is both timeless and right on time.

“I urge you to give this a listen. This is contemporary songwriting and performing at it’s best” Maverick*****

“I see the depth in Jennifer’s songwriting. I see hope and experience - it's very strong in both” Darrell Scott

“A vocalist of sublime power” John O Regan. fRoots 

“Heart-wrenchingly gorgeous music”  Roots and Fusion 

“In a changing and contentious world it’s reassuring to know that there are wonderfully talented artists like Jennifer Crook” Fatea
"A new artist to me...she's gonna be a big one" Richard Leader's American Pie, Meridian FM