2021 Danish Music Awards winner IDA WENOE mixes an appreciation of Americana with her own brand of Nordic-noir laced with English folk undertones. After two critically acclaimed albums with respected indie labels Songcrafter Music (DK) and Integrity Records (UK), Ida has enjoyed support on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 4, Amazing Radio, BBC Wales, BBC Cambridge, BBC Suffolk, BBC Shropshire, BBC Radio Ulster & KEXP.
Wenøe & Whates forged a musical bond some years ago while attending a Chris Difford (Squeeze) songwriting retreat, and were reunited 2 years later at the Folk Alliance in Kansas City where they had both been selected as official showcasing artists.
Though touring as separate co-headliners the pair regularly collaborate, joining each other on stage to perform new arrangements of each other's favourite songs. After a successful UK tour in the Spring they're carrying on their collaboration for 2022 with a Green Note double bill show.
“Ida Wenøe is equal parts mysterious, brooding & beguiling” - R2 Magazine
“Her voice - weary but cute, with the power to cut through - is perfect” – The Guardian
Press for Samantha Whates:
“The most beautiful album...” - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"I love her voice" - Dolly Parton
8/10 “Sublimely crafted concept folk” - Louder than War