Events

THE BASEMENT BAR

Thu 25th April 7:30pm
Book Tickets
£ 12.00

Join us at Green Note for an evening of music with folk singer-songwriter Bity Booker.

A special gig where Bity will be presenting a new single as well as playing her original songs with classical guitar and voice.

Bity has invited two special guests to join her, the gentle psych-folk sounds of Omam Dawn and Japanese punk-folk singer Yuko Tsubame.

BITY BOOKER is an Italian/Australian folk singer-songwriter and visual artist who lives in London. She is a lover of nature, animals and folklore. Her work is inspired by the weird and wonderful quirky stories in our world and her deep and curious imagination. Bity grew up in an artistic family in the countryside in Umbria, she graduated from Art School in Italy and lived between Italy, Australia and England. She had an eclectic musical journey, in her teens she became involved in the heavy metal underground scene and sang in metal bands, alongside writing her own original material with classical guitar and voice. She also sang in choirs in Italy and Australia while studying ethnomusicology and anthropology. Musically, she is inspired by the distinctive voices of John Jacob Niles, Malvina Reynolds, Vashti Bunyan, The Incredible String Band, Connie Converse, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Molly Drake but also traditional folk music and singers, opera and psychedelia. Bity has developed her own musical and visual world, she has a distinctive and bewitching voice, her songs are melodically addictive, rich of storytelling which captivates and draws in her audience for more. She releases music on her own DIY music label, FreakFolk Records, and has illustrated three original song books.

*Bity is pronounced ‘Beatie’, short for Beatrice.

‘Both her art work and songs seem like love letters to a simple yet profound, mystical sensibility last seen in the wild in the early seventies. Which means the four songs of Dreaming in the Morning conjure mental images from a lost world, with some of the most vivid colours coming from your own memory.From The Margins Music Blog

Her voice is ethereal, reminiscent of Malvina Reynolds…The title track in particular feels like sitting at the foot of a tree surrounded by lichen and mushrooms and the smell of loam.’ – Folk London Mag April-May 2022 Edition

 

 

Doors open 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited, and available on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!