OneTaste Sunday – March Show!
04 Mar 2012
Tanya Auclair, Sam Beer, Jack Dean, Giles Abbott and The May Birds!
Bedroom Bar, 62 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY
OneTaste Sunday‘s have found a new home!
We will be settling into the Bedroom Bar every other month, with the others at The Bedford, to showcase 5 incredible new artists. Join us for a sneak peak into the new talent emerging from the community.
Advanced ticket are now off-sale. Tickets will be on sold on the door tonight for £10.
So to kick off our inaugural show for 2012 and at the Bedroom Bar we have:
Hailing from West London, via Canada and Rwanda –Tanya Auclair’s influences expand to and from but not restricted to Fats Waller, Fever Ray, Matthew Herbert, Juana Molina and E.S.G, her open instinctive approach shows in the territory she covers from the 60s doowop, delicate folk, to feverish rhythms and oscillating synths.
Either as a one-woman-band or a trio with Joe Allen (drums) and Arista Hawkes (double bass) Tanya builds her songs live, sampling her voice with a loop pedal, playing ukulele, guitar and percussion. The multi-instrumentalist has worked with the likes of Matthew Herbert’s Big Band Ensemble, Andreya Triana and Laura J Martin.
“Gobsmacking!” Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music Radio
“So damn original..” Okayplayer
Link to Tanya Auclair
Sam Beer‘s music carries a depth of sincerity and compassion, delivered by his impressive musicmanship and unmistakeable voice. Sam is equally at home as a solo artist or as a band member. For his solo project he draws upon the talents of a wide range of musicians in the various arrangements on the album. Beer is also a founder member of the Treetop Flyers, who’s debut album is set for release early this year along with his own album, Great Bar Colony.
Link to Sam Beer
MC and poet Jack Dean was born in Tooting, raised in South West England, and likes to wander all over the place telling stories of love, loneliness, nostalgia and midget porn. He has toured slams, theatres and festivals across the country and holds the highest Pac-Man score of anyone he knows.
Link to Jack Dean
Giles Abbott is one of the UK’s leading storytellers, performing at clubs and festivals all over the country. His tellings are characterised by his lyricism and the way he uses his rich voice. Giles has just finished writing poetic text for Breaking The Wall, a new orchestral work by Lloyd Coleman which will soon be recorded by the BBC Wales Symphonia and is now engaged in research into the life of the English explorer, writer and linguist Sir Richard Burton which will form a new touring show in 2012.
Audiences have said:-
“On Saturday, I drove a total of five hours to see Giles Abbott perform. It was so worth it.”
“A mesmerising performance – I didn’t want to go home!”
“A bewitching performance!”
“The most amazing experience of my life – I’ve never known anything like it!”
Link to Giles Abbott
The May Birds have adopted a D.I.Y approach and without the help of an agent or label have gained support slots alongside artists such as Jesca Hoop, Smoke Fairies, Ben Howard, Sea of Bees and Big Deal. Over the past year they had the pleasure of playing at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton and Beautiful Days in Devon. They play a regular spot at Blacks, a beautiful club in Soho, and relish the opportunity to showcase themselves in such a unique setting. In an old house, in front of an open fire, unamplified and with the audience really close, they weave their stories and draw you in to the
world of The May Birds.
Having spent the last few months writing, recording and performing, they have recently released their debut single Inside Out through their own label Aviary Records.
Link to The May Birds
Tickets: £7 in advance
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