Tuesday 30 June
With the support of Help Musicians UK, British Underground, the Institute of Composing and Club Inégales, these events will each feature a two act concert featuring the absolutely finest artists in the wider folk realm and an early evening ‘artist needs’ aimed panel discussion focusing on the issues concerning professional and semi pro musicians.
You Are Wolf (aka Kerry Andrew) explores British traditional songs and stories, fusing source material with electronica, a wild array of vocal techniques, avant-garde influences, but at its heart, a love for the songs. She has been played on BBC 6Music by Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe, Radio 3’s Late Junction, Resonance FM’s The Other Woman and New York’s premier indie radio station WFUV. Her debut album ‘Hawk to the Hunting Gone’ was released in 2014.
ESKA is the most talked about, revered, internationally known singer you’ve never heard of. Prepare to be let in on one of music’s best kept secrets in 2015 when ESKA finally releases her self-titled debut album.
Possessing one of the best and most memorable voices in the UK right now, ESKA weaves together diverse musical elements – hints of folk, soul, psychedelica and electronica and pairs them with stirring lyrics, born from burning passion. ESKA has created something pure and timeless which echoes past traditions while at the same time managing to surprise with its stunning originality.
In the UK, ESKA’s music has already created a buzz; receiving strong radio support from tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Lauren Laverne and John Kennedy. Her debut self-released EP, was heralded by global independent community Bandcamp in their ‘Best Releases of 2013’.
Having built an inimitable reputation as a writer and performer through collaborations with such legends of the game as Grace Jones, Cinematic Orchestra, Zero 7 and Bobby McFerrin together with performances in some of the world’s most famous venues and festivals, it’s time to discover ESKA’s own unique sound in full force.