This Thursday sees 4 stunning female artists as Bethan Elfyn & Friends host a Bird Records Showcase. The label is based in Manchester and says the following about itself. I admit, it made me laugh a little bit.
Taking self-sufficient songbirds and melodic magpies under our frangible wing Bird Records aims to nurture effeminate euphony of every species, vintage or temperament.
Apolitical and pro-musical, from the forlorn to the ferocious. From the predatory to the preconscious. Bird records is an independent WI fuelled by artistic freedom and the simple sound of sonic sisterhood.
I’m sure their artists are a little less pretentious!!
“Italian-born, London-based singer-songwriter Emma Tricca has had her life shaped by two key encounters with folk legends. John Renbourn and Odetta, the mysterious and legendary singer who’d turned Bob Dylan onto acoustic music in the late ‘50s.” (more of her story on myspace)
“I am Le B. Laura Elizabeth Bryon. I make simple songs using my voice and a guitar. I like animal parts and toy instruments and dancing and drinking and rock and roll and making adventures.”
Unusually playing the harp, Georgia Ruth’s unique hybrid of folk and blues found a new audience on Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing Stage in 2008. She returned to Glastonbury this year on the Chess Club / Greenpeace stage. Georgia sings in Welsh and English. About various things.
***JUST ADDED TO THE BILL.
Rosie Probert sings, writes, plays, records, shouts, cries, laughs, swears, gets tired and starts again.
‘an effulgent new Welsh talent…’ (Adam Walton, Radio Wales)
8pm Doors. ONLY £3