Don’t miss Roxanne de Bastion’s UK tour at Leaf this Friday 5th May
Roxanne de Bastion is currently on tour to celebrate the launch of her new album Heirlooms & Hearsay. The tour comes to Leaf on Bold Street this coming Friday 5th May 2017 when Roxanne will be supported by Anaïs Vila and Thom Morecroft.
Described by BBC6 Music’s Tom Whalley as “One of the most perfect voices I’ve ever heard” Roxanne wins new fans wherever she plays. Touring for the fest time with a band, the Berlin-born, London based independent musician is excited to be returning to the city she’s proud to call her home from home.
Music lovers everywhere are invited to join Roxanne and friends at Leaf for what’s set to be an exciting evening of fresh, independent BGT-free music!
Event: Roxanne de Bastion ‘Heirlooms & Hearsay’ Album Tour
Support: Anaïs Vila, Thom Morecroft
Date: Friday 5th May 2017
Venue: Leaf on Bold Street, Liverpool
Times: Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start
Tickets: £7 advance, £10 on the door wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic
Roxanne de Bastion is at the forefront of the new singer-songwriter generation, following in the footsteps of the 1960’s greats like Dylan, Nyro, Mitchell with a touch of Beatles psychedelia: de Bastion is someone with something to say and a musicality to match.
Since the release of her debut album The Real Thing in 2013 and her follow up Seeing You EP in 2014, London artist Roxanne de Bastion has made a name for herself across Europe as “a real mover and shaker in the independent music scene” (Ruth Barnes). Over the past 12 months, Roxanne has toured with the Wainright Sisters, Thea Gilmore, Ricky Ross and completed her own UK headline tour, with sell-out shows in London and Liverpool, racking up an impressive list of awards and accolades.
One of the most perfect voices I’ve ever heard – Tom Whalley, BBC6
Standout number…astonishingly assured – The Sunday Times
If you ever get a chance to see her live – definitely do! – BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire
The first single RUN is out now, described by Getintothis as “a track that should quite simply adorn every playlist in the land… Melodic majesty”.
Roxanne performed at Glastonbury (acoustic stage) last year and has just finished recording her second studio album together with producer Peter Miles (Eliza and the Bear, Meadowlark). The main inspiration the album is Roxanne’s grandfather, Stephen de Bastion (or Istvan Bastyai von Holzer), a pianist from Hungary who made a new home for himself and his family in Stratford upon Avon after enduring the Second World War and the Communist takeover of his homeland.
Roxanne draws parallels between his historical experiences and what’s happening now, exploring how trauma gets passed on through generations and pointing a singer at society’s short term memory.
Anaïs Vila is a singer and songwriter from Barcelona who sings primarily in Catalan. She graduated in Journalism, has a Masters in Drama Studies, has studied both classical and jazz music, and can currently be found in Liverpool at LIPA. In 2015 she released her first album Entre els dits, with the independent label Temps Record, and is preparing to record her second album in July which includes both Catalan and English songs.
Thom Morecroft is a singer-songwriter from Shrewsbury, precariously hidden away somewhere along Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter. Played on 6music and described by ex-editor of NME, Q, Mojo and Word Paul Du Noyer as “cheering and addictive”, Thom is the regular MC at The Jacaranda Club in Liverpool.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.