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Joan As Police Woman & Benjamin Lazar Davis

Friday 18th November 2016

Selling Fast

+ Fil Bo Riva

At The Haunt

Doors 7:00 pm

Price £18 + booking fee / £22

Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist Joan As Police Woman celebrates a decade of continuous acclaim and international success by presenting her new (5th studio) Album and Concert tour entitled “Let It Be You”, a collaborative album with fellow Brooklyn musician Benjamin Lazar Davis (Cuddle Magic, Bridget Kearney).

Joan is known to many for her collaborations with Antony, Rufus Wainwright Lou Reed and David Sylvian. A deeply soulful artist who crosses musical genres effortlessly. “Let It Be You” is a wonderful and liberating album. Described as “punk rock R&B” and “American soul music,” Joan as Police Woman combines two of the biggest influences on her music: classic soul such as Al Green and Nina Simone and the rougher experimental indie sounds of Sonic Youth.

Performing with full band, Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis showcase new songs from the “Let It Be You” album and reimagine landmark recordings from her four previous Joan As Police Woman albums (Real Life, To Survive, The Deep Field, The Classic).

“Soulful adventurism – a voice so wondrous and moving it makes everyone else’s seem ordinary and mundane” – THE GUARDIAN
“Ravishing and lovelorn” – MOJO

+Support from Fil Bo Riva

Born and raised in Rome, the Italian music of the 1960s influenced Fil Bo Riva’s approach to melody, as did his early liking for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. The four years he spent in a monks’ boarding school for boys in Ireland introduced him to a widely varied scene of international music.

But it was his move to Berlin  and  an  unhappy romance which  catalysed his  decision  to  give  it  a  go  as  a  serious  musician, igniting  the songwriting touchpaper  which  had  always  been  inside  him,  waiting  for  its  moment.

Amongst the multitude of singer-songwriters plying their trade today, the 24-year-old has emulated his idols in searching for the only voice that matters – his own.