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Friday 6th November
Four Bars at Dempseys
8:00pm Ages 18+
Laura Moody is a wildly alternative cellist, vocalist and avant-singer-songwriter. Fascinated not only with words and songwriting but also with sounds, noises and textures she eschews laptops and loop pedals to explore what is possible using only solo cello and voice. She creates emotive songs that reveal a multitude of influences and inhabit a unique space between the contemporary avant garde, classical music, experimental pop and singer-songwriter tradition.
Having achieved much international acclaim as a long-standing member of innovative string quartet the Elysian Quartet, which is known for it’s pioneering performances and recordings of contemporary classical, experimental and improvised music, she has also toured world-wide as a member of physical theatre string ensemble The Gogmagogs, as well as the Meredith Monk Ensemble and performed extensively in theatre and contemporary dance productions. She has toured, collaborated and recorded with leading musicians from a hugely diverse number of genres from folk to hip hop. All these elements are brought together in Laura’s solo work, as The Arts Desk noted,”it seemed almost as if she had taken every musical influence that had come her way and put them in a blender…certainly extraordinary and sometimes disturbing. But what surprised me most …was just how often it became mesmerising.”
Laura releases music on her own Surbiton Lagoon label, named after an exotically monikered but long defunct swimming pool in the famously beige London suburb where she grew up. An EP was released in 2009 and following a highly successful crowdfunding campaign her highly personal and long awaited debut album ‘Acrobats’ was released in November 2014.
“Icily beautiful and strikingly original.” Uncut
“Something almost transcendent… one of 2014’s most exciting debut makers” Drowned In Sound
Nia Ann is a Cardiff based singer-songwriter.Her combination of fingerpicking guitar style and deep vocal tone can be described as soul folk.