Wednesday 15th November - Thursday 16th November
Line up: BECCA STEVENS (vocals/ukulele/guitar), JORDAN PERLSON (drums) and OLI ROCKBERGER (keys/vox) ALICYN YAFFEE (bass)
+ support: TONY TIXIER piano, CONOR CHAPLIN bass & SHANE FORBES drums
Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, band-leader and multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens has won critical acclaim for her ability to craft exquisitely understated compositions which fuse pop, indie-rock, jazz, and traditional Appalachian folk. Fluent on guitar, ukulele, and charango, Stevens’ seamless arrangements embrace inventive textures and idiosyncratic melodic elements, communicated with immense warmth and effortless urgency through her pitch-perfect and inimitable vocals.
Becca’s London audience can expect reinterpretations of tracks from artists such as Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Winwood, Frank Ocean and Iron and Wine, music from her recent album ‘Perfect Animal’ and exclusive, unheard material from forthcoming album ‘Regina’ (Verve Group/Universal Music).
Recent collaborations include Jacob Collier, Esperanza Spalding, David Crosby, Brad Melhdau and Jose James. Becca is working on her fourth album, 'Regina', which will be released in early 2017.
Official website: http://www.beccastevens.com/
North Carolina bred, Brooklyn based singer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Becca Stevens has already received copious praise from the likes of The New York Times, describing her as “a best-kept secret” and “impressively absorbing.” Drawing upon elements of pop, indie-rock, jazz, and traditional Appalachian folk, Stevens has been hailed for her unique ability to craft exquisite compositions both for her own band, and for artists who run the gamut of genre from the legendary David Crosby, to singer José James to classical pianist Timo Andres. Stevens has toured the world with her band and collaborated with the likes of: Brad Mehldau, Esperanza Spalding, Billy Childs, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jacob Collier, Vijay Iyer and many others. In April 2015, Perfect Animal, the highly anticipated follow up to Weightless (Sunnyside), produced by engineer Scott Solter was released on Universal Music Classics. Becca's music is featured on the latest Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Vol 2
Becca will release her new album Regina in March 2017 Featuring Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier, David Crosby and produced by Troy Miller (Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula,Amy Winehouse) and Co produced by Michael League of Snarky Puppy.
Regina is a tribute to strong women and figures in literature, history and legend as well as her personal life (Ophelia, Venus, Elizabeth I, her Grandmother); various songs inspired by the regal and divine nature surrounding that word as well as Regina as a voice, like a trusted friend or an alter ego. Becca uses Regina as a muse or alter ego to write in a new way fearlessly mixing genres, pop, folk, rock, Jazz funk and much more!
The innovative Japanese designer Koshiro Ebata (Lady Gaga, Dior, Louis Vuitton) designs the look for her album and videos.
This is the first album under Becca Stevens rather than Becca Stevens Band and marks a clear new direction in cementing her career as one of the most important, authentic and talented singer songwriters of a generation.