THIS SHOW IS TAKING PLACE AT OUR ALTERNATIVE HOME FOR THE EVENING, THE WATER RATS, 328 Grays Inn Rd, Kings Cross, WC1X 8BZ
Paperface: He mostly works alone. From his lighthouse studio, where he has built up an analogue haven in the old light room, the choppy waters of the Thames lie in one direction, and the urban sprawl lies in the other. He is blessed to have a group of musicians that are prepared to follow him wherever he goes. Despite most of them now living in France, they simply get on their tour bus and make their way to where they are needed. They will be there for the show.
He has been ably supported by Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe, Stuart Maconie and Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music, John Kennedy on Radio X, and was chosen by Geoff Lloyd on Absolute Radio as his Record of the Week.
His acclaimed first album ‘Out of Time’ received rave reviews and spawned a host of fans. The vinyl edition sold out at Rough Trade in only a few weeks.
His first album was described by Richard Smirke in the Big Issue as “a gorgeously rich slice of crystalline pop that evokes classic records by the Walker Brothers, Love, and Burt Bacharach… an exquisite debut album…”.
“Beguiling, clever, sad, and really funny at the same time… I love this!”
Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music
“The Mysterious ‘Paperface’ my record of the week. Brilliant!”
Geoff Lloyd, Absolute Radio
“On my 6Music Recommends show, Paperface got a big response from listeners… absolutely beautiful…”
Stuart Maconie, BBC6 Music
“I’ve been an idiot for not playing that sooner. Excellent!”
John Kennedy, Radio X
“Wow! That’s something really special. Quickly becoming one of my new favourites!” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music
Support from Lea Lu
Growing up in Zürich, Swiss singer-songwriter Lea Lu has her roots in Poland, Spain and France. At the age of five she started to play the violin, later the piano and guitar but she has always had a passion for singing.
At 18 Lea was the lead singer of Jazz-pop band Nexus who she performed with at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2002.
Her debut solo album „Dots and Lines“ was released on the SONY Music in 2006 and she gained wide international recognition, performing over 150 concerts from Europe to the Carribeans.
In 2010 she finished her studies as a jazz vocalist at Musikhochschule Lucerne and was awarded the ‘Prix Walo’ national music prize, the most important award in Swiss show business.
„Dots and Lines“ was followed by two more albums „Colour“ and „2“ which was recorded in Nice and published by Sony Music in collaboration with the French singer and multi-instrumentalist Medi (Mehdi Parisot).
She has supported Morcheeba and Sinead O’Connor, and in 2016 she and her band played as special guests for a sold-out Coldplay at Letzigrund Stadium, Zürich. In 2017 she released her self-produced EP „Rabbit“ on her own label LL Records.