At seventeen she left England for Europe, planning some travelling before taking up a place at art college. She ended up living there for seven years, mainly in Paris and Geneva, busking in cinema queues, playing bars, clubs and small festivals. Angie married artist Jean-Phillipe Serigny who later committed suicide but during this difficult period a chance meeting in Paris with Paul Mason (a lecturer in European philosophy from Manchester Metropolitan University) led to a unique songwriting partnership.
Her music has been categorized as ‘British Americana’ but Angie’s songs have strong European influenced narratives (philosophy, literature, cinema). From Mojo to Maverick her albums have received 4/ 5 star reviews, her lyrics being described as “intelligent” and “literate”. Her unique sound is a potent mix of country, blues, and folk served up with equal measures of aggression and tenderness, immaculate lyrics forged from a true storyteller's art and all delivered with "a delicious hair-in-the-voice approach that gives her a tough edge over more fey contemporaries" (Uncut).
Bob Harris chose her as one of only two female singer-songwriters on his recent ‘Best of British’ show and she appeared live in session on his show for the second time in 2008.
Angie's CDs 'Road' and 'Tales Of Light and Darkness' both made the long-cut for the Mercury Music Prize. They contain stories and tales about love, loss and redemption, good and evil, life and death, light and dark. Some draw heavily on literature such as Steinbeck's dispossessed in 'Rose Of Sharon', Edgar Allan Poe's dark visions in 'Ravens' and the symbolic landscapes of Mikhael Bulgakov in 'Fool's Gold'. This is to be expected from an artist of whom HMV Choice wrote when choosing ‘Road’ as one of their Top Ten: “not since Bob Dylan’s mid-60’s output has a singer jammed songs with so many high-culture reference points”.
Her acclaimed album 'Meanwhile, as night falls…' (November 2008) is a rich and compelling collection of strange new takes on old fairytales, Russian folk stories, Biblical parables, French pirates and some exquisite love songs.
Angie is available as a solo artist, in a duo with multi-instrumentalist Richard Curran (violin, mandolin & guitar), or with her extraordinary band, The Revelators, featuring Angie on guitar, banjo & vocals, Richard Curran on violin, mandolin and guitar, Tim Franks on drums, Ollie Collins on bass, Steve (Billy) Buckley on guitars, and Sophie Hastings on drums and percussion.