BirdSong: a night of female fronted music to celebrate International Women’s day

Kaparte Promotions presents:

BirdSong: a night of female fronted music to celebrate International Women’s day. A donation from tickets will be made to Amnesty who remind us that ‘women’s rights are human rights’. 

Roshi feat. Pars Radio
Nancy Wallace
You Are Wolf
Jess Bryant
Rosie Okae

Thursday 8 March
Bar & Co, Temple Pier
Victoria Embankment
London WCR2, closest tube: Temple
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £4 in advance: 
or £6 on the doors

Roshi feat. Pars Radio
Born in Wales to Iranian parents Roshi Nasehi is a singer-songwriter who presents her own songs alongside personal interpretations of some of the Iranian songs she was brought up listening to. She is a regular and welcome live performer at some of London’s most left-field clubs, alone or with her band ‘Pars Radio’ which features the electronic soundscapes of Graham Dowdall (Nico, Gagarin, Pere Ubu). Their debut EP And Stars (2008) and debut album The Sky And The Caspian Sea (2009) both received widespread acclaim across Europe and beyond from, amongst others, The Wire, Rock n Reel magazine, Tokalfi (Germany), Rockerilla (Italy), Camden New Journal and New Internationalist Magazine who described the album as ‘a début that exudes confidence, poise and promises the start of a great future’. Both records also received significant airplay on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction, The Verb, World on 3, BBC 6 music, Resonance, RTE (Ireland) Norddeutscher Roadfunk (Germany) and many more. Their most recent EP Mehregan was experimental record of the month in the Feb 2011 edition of Mixmag who described Roshi as “One of the most singular voices working at the moment. In March 2012 she will present a live score to Mary Pickford’s silent classic Amarilly Of Clothes Line Alley at London’s Southbank Centre. This piece has been commissioned by Birds Eye View.

Nancy Wallace
Nancy Wallace, erstwhile voice of The Memory Band and more recently part of The Owl Service, released her fist solo venture – the wonderful Young Hearts EP – in 2005. A sublime collection of disco classics set to simple folk arrangements that won the hearts of everybody lucky enough to hear it. In 2009 Nancy finally unleashed her debut solo album. Old Stories. After gracing the cover of fRoots magazine in May 2009, she has become a firm favourite of BBC radio’s Late Junction and Mike Harding shows. Last year was topped off with a nomination in the Horizon category of the BBC Folk Awards. 
“Long respected as one of the purest voices on the folk circuit, this recording, like her live work, fashions an amazing intimacy with her listener. A substantial debut. (****)” Mojo

You Are Wolf
You Are Wolf explores English and American folk and original leftfield pop with haunting vocals, a loop station and spoken word. She was picked as an EDFSS/The Magpie’s Nest Folk Rising artist in 2010, and has played at Union Chapel, Cambridge Folk Festival, The Vortex and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She has appeared twice on Radio 3’s The Verb, including a specially-commissioned new song for the show. You Are Wolf has been given an award from the PRS Foundation for Music’s Women Make Music scheme, and is currently working on her new set of songs based around British birds in folklore. Her debut EP, ‘hunting little songs’ (Mulberry House) is out now!
‘a beat poet lost in the renaissance period with no possessions and a distant memory of hearing Bjork’s ‘Medulla’… The depth of the imagery You Are Wolf conjures up is magical and macabre, it is a joy to get absorbed in the eerie storytelling… ‘Hunting Little Songs’ is totally compelling, an absolute gem for listeners feeling jaded and world weary, it will feel like an invigorating breath of fresh air’ THE EAR HORN
‘unfeasibly wonderful’ BBC Radio 3
‘I’m so excited about this EP… I haven’t heard anything like this in a long, long time’ BBC 6Music
‘Inventive, creepy, gorgeous’ The Other Woman, Resonance FM

Jess Bryant
Dark and devious, Jess Bryant‘s folk is perfectly suited to these dank winter nights, when strangers ghost by head-down and you can’t help but gaze into every yellow window. Newly signed to Red Deer Club, the London singer has a voice rich as red wine: one which captivates above cymbal clatters and dripping keys the same way a lighthouse beam illuminates a bay, the same way you feel when your lover enters the room.

Rosie Okae
Rosie Okae will be collaborating with talented and versatile musician Raphael Mann to re-imagine her captivating experimental pop songs especially for this event. The openness and, at times, appealing fragility of her lyrics are strikingly complimented by the richness of her vocalisation. Expect an inventive mix of styles with a few surprises along the way…


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