Roxanne De Bastion
Wednesday 13th April 2016
Jack Harris + Polly Garter + Chris T-T (DJ set)
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £7 + booking fee / £9
Berlin-born, UK-based up-and-coming singer-songwriter Roxanne De Bastion, comes to Brighton to play an intimate and spellbinding show with her new EP ‘Seeing You’ out now on Brighton label – Hidden Trail Records.
Since the release of her 2013 debut album ‘The Real Thing’ (produced by Gordon Raphael – The Strokes / Regina Spektor), Roxanne has been championed by the likes of Tom Robinson (BBC6 music), John Kennedy (XFM), and Ruth Barnes (Amazing Radio).
Musically, Roxanne’s compositions are routed in the music of the 1960’s, but the tone of voice is very much her own and the stories told are expressed in a way that could only be now. With her new EP ‘Seeing You’ (Hidden Trail Records), she continues to forge a unique approach to the singer songwriter genre. Her lyrics range from introspective journeys in Seeing You and Same Moon, through to observations on instant gratification and repetition (Rerun) and the tearing down of the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Roxanne’s town of birth (Wasteland).
“Standout number…astonishingly assured” (Clive Davis, The Sunday Times)
“If you ever get a chance to go see her live – definitely do!” (BBC Introducing)
Support from Jack Harris
Jack Harris was a South by South-West showcasing artist at 17. He was also the youngest, as well as the only non-American person ever to win the New Folk song writing award at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas. Previous winners included Gillian Welch, Steve Earle and Devon Sproule. His live show is a riveting mix of song craft and theatrical story-telling, delivered with warm voice, dry humour and nimble, string-picking fingers.
“Jack is a Priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists” – Anais Mitchell
Polly Garter is the moniker of Brighton based singer-songwriter Sarah Williams. She started her career as a drummer in the indie-pop trio The Research and later became lead singer in Leeds band The Birthday Kiss. Last year she began work on her first solo album as well as returning to the stage as a drummer and singer for Piney Gir and more recently as backing vocalist for Gaz Coombes.
Polly Garter’s debut EP is set to make an appearance in 2016
DJ set from Chris T-T
Active since the late 1990s, Chris T-T has made 10 solo albums and played over 2,000 live shows around the world.
He writes for books and magazines, including Dark Mountain, ecnmy.org, Louder Than War, New Public Thinkers and others. For four years he wrote a weekly column on the arts for The Morning Star.
Chris T-T’s 10th album is 9 Green Songs, released 3rd June 2016 on Xtra Mile Recordings.
Chris lives in Brighton on the UK south coast.