Green Note and Blue Monday present… GIRLS TO THE FRONT # 9
Green Note and Blue Monday present Girls To the Front – a night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront.
Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you the ninth installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an eclectic musical feast of indie folk, heart wrenchingly beautiful Americana, haunting soundscapes and rich ethereal harmonies to whet your appetite and stir your soul.
Doors open: 5.30pm, Music starts: 6.30pm.
Heart wrenchingly beautiful harmony based Americana duo from the U.K.
Why, The Marriage?
Throughout history there have been many “musical marriages” made in heaven, Emmylou and Gram, Dolly and Kenny, The Carpenters and Richard and Linda Thomson to name just a few. Kirsten Adamson and David Burns have always meddled in each others musical ventures and have over ten years of history, writing and playing on each others material. Now they have joined together in the matrimony of their voices to bring you, The Marriage.
Austel creates new music from the spaces in between: between the city and places long left behind; between the solitary and the social – conjuring haunting soundscapes full of rich harmonies to produce an immersive, ethereal experience.
Migrating to London just days after turning 19, Austel – aka Devon-born artist Annie Rew Shaw – quickly established herself in its music scene; working on multiple collaborations (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Lyla Foy, Munro Fox, Stella Martyr, Marie Naffah), including 3 UK tours and appearances at Glastonbury festival. This rugged ‘on-the-road’ experience combined with a classically-trained background have shaped Austel’s unique musical character and voice.
This year, Austel will release her debut EP ‘Unfold’ – co-written and produced with music technologist Adam Stark (MI.MU gloves, Rumour Cubes). ‘Unfold’ explores a dreamy sonic landscape, drawing upon influences from artists such as Daughter, James Blake and Nils Frahm.
‘Haunting and entrancing in equal measure’ – The Line of Best Fit
‘Ethereal, beautifully arranged and exceptionally produced’ – BBC Introducing
Originally from Nottingham, Hannah has been laying a foundation for her music in the West Midlands for the past 5 years where she has gained continuous support from BBC Introducing and local radio station Brum Radio. She released her debut EP ‘Better For This’ late in 2016 and is currently in the writing stages of her second EP. Her latest single ‘So Should You’, produced by Rob Derbyshire is a glimpse at what’s to come. Moving away from the acoustic style she’s adopted for many years, Hannah explores the expression a fuller sound can bring.
THREE LITTLE BIRDS
Harmony Trio from London that will charm and blow you away…
RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed’s music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. ‘Imagine Mary Poppins on acid’ playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie.
RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album ‘Just A Glimmer’ in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award.
She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films ‘Jesus Versus The Messiah’ and ‘Chinese Burns’. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter.
Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf; British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter.
“Her sound is her take on a sort of folky street pop, tinged with a very particular soulful quality that the Brits seem to have mastered.” Anne Alexander (AfterEllen)
MIRI’s distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics present pop songs that speak fluent indie. ‘Electric Vibes’ was played on BBC 6 Music and Radio DIVA whilst ‘The Plight’ was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. “Under My Skin” with rapper Cheekie Bugga received a special spin on Tom Robinson’s Saturday BBC 6 Music evening show.
MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts live music events “Blue Monday” at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called “Girls To The Front”.
Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past performances include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women and Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs. Her European travels have led her to perform in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Berlin.
“Beautiful vocals mixed with a social consciousness.” – Tracey Wise (Safe Gigs For Women)