Jemima Surrender drew her first breath then took to the water. The eldest of eight she leads from the front. Watching and waiting from the beach is to know the oldest picture show, with the blanket gift of patience, as heavenly blues and earthly reds cascade from an over-stuffed trunk. Even the mightiest cliffs will erode in time, though you turn your back to their warmth and security, textured guitars move with the tide, the atmosphere is alive with melody and tone. Jemima Surrender is an alias and a deliberate misnomer. Named after a song by The Band, she is a solo artist, which is to offer no surrender. Her own songs are carefully crafted, bittersweet meditations on the past, or sometimes metaphorical tales of murder and redemption in the here and now – where fashions are fickle and love is just a long-wave radio. Jemima delivers the killer blow, seals the letter and takes flight. Jemima raises the family, reads the letter and stays awake ‘til dawn. Jemima lies bleeding. Jemima exits stage right.