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Showcasing some of the best emerging music in the North East and celebrating the launch of Amazing Media’s newly formed independent record label, Amazing Record Co., this special gig features Tessera Skies and Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, plus Immy Williams.
Since forming in late-2012, Tessera Skies have received critical acclaim for their previous releases. Coming from collective backgrounds in speech, sound, science, classical and jazz, Tessera Skies create music that transcends multiple genres, blurring the lines between pop, ambient, and orchestral.
“Gorgeous art-mospheric pop brimful with the landscapes of their region.” – Q Magazine
“Track of the year.” – Simon Raymonde (on ‘Soliloquy of an Astronaut’)
Bridie Jackson and the Arbour are a Newcastle quartet of folk-influenced musicians; creating works of haunting beauty, both sparse and detailed. With rich vocal harmonies and subtle string arrangements, they are led by Bridie’s remarkable voice and evocative wordplay, at once dark and playful, joyous and melancholic.
Having won the 2013 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition and played live sessions for Dermot O’Leary and Tom Robinson, the band’s widespread appeal is evident.
LISTEN TO BJATA’S SESSION ON BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE HERE.
From vintage Joni Mitchell through to Laura Marling, the accompaniment is powerfully restrained, steeped in musical history yet with both eyes looking forward in the unique and inventive arrangements. Now they are ready to showcase new material on their UK tour in spring 2015.
“Refreshing unpretentious and movingly soulful” – The Telegraph
“Bridie and her Arbour are a midnight dark yet airily bright breath of fresh folkish air” – Clash
Immy Williams has already built up quite a reputation for herself since bursting onto the local scene a couple of years ago. The success of her latest single ‘The Ocean’ has seen the talented singer-songwriter benefit from increased industry interest and lead to her securing a headlining slot at this year’s Evolution Emerging.
Don’t miss this feast of northern talent.