Our weekly event at Balabam in Seven Sisters, with new live acts every Tuesday in the beautiful Balabam, top sound and lights on stage, and delicious food on site.
Samantha Lindo is a Bristol-based singer of mixed Jamaica heritage who brings together a fusion of soul, folk and trip hop and spoken word to create a style that is not easily box-able. Her voice has been described as being 'hauntingly flawless' having 'crowds mesmerised within seconds and her writing 'quietly observant, yet forceful'.
Her last single was released at a secret Sofar Sounds gig supporting British recording artist, James Morrison. She co-founded 'Girl, Girls, Girls'; the all-female arts collective opening their last show at Union Chapel and was invited to sing on the soundtrack of the Museum of London's exhibition celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Suffragette movement.
She released her debut album ‘Gateway’ at Bristol's Colston Hall with a live performance at the TEDx conference 'Daring to Disrupt' as a featured artist chosen for reflecting Bristol's creativity, innovation and diversity.
Yazmyn Hendrix, London-born loop artist, layers powerfully enchanting vocals, lush harmonies, haunting voice effects and gentle beatboxing. She makes her music in the now - carving something from nothing and making time stand still five minutes at a time. She’s an experimental multi-genre singer and songwriter who writes simple songs about complex things; love, life, reality and dreams. Yazmyn is synaesthetic, meaning she associates each song, each word and each instrument with colours and textures; this gives her an original perspective when writing and performing. In her own words, “Sometimes I find myself begging for my inner self to stay strong and guide me; this outer physical world can be so distracting from the truth we already have within. I see music as the channelling of a higher power that connects us all.”
Yazmyn has collaborated with Retrospective for Love on the single, ‘Let Me Know’ from their debut album, ‘Random Activities of the Heart’. The track is a carefully crafted groove with lyrics loaded with romanticism and nostalgia, allowing their sound to dabble in delirious déjà vu bringing you back to the first time you ever felt heartache. A union of beautifully crafted jazz and soul vibes have enveloped a collaboration with Mrisi. ‘In a Moment,’ the first track to be released online from debut EP ‘Mamela,’ gathered the attention of many. A live recording from Mrisi‘s mother’s house, ‘Mamela’ is a work of resilience and conscience; it has the ability to make us realise how much impact our words can have. Watch this space for more to come from the pair.
Having returned to London from Brighton this year, Yazmyn is releasing her first single “Stay With Me” on November 9th. Jon Gomm says “Quite Very Good!” before giving her a support slot on his UK Tour. Yazmyn has also supported the likes of Dizraeli and Retrospective for Love. She has recently played at Pride London, Standon Calling, Wilderness Festival in the UK, as well as Pas De Trai and Montagnola Bologna festivals in Italy. With just one teaser released so far, it has already been shared by Rag 'N’ Bone Man and Shlomo, among others, gaining over 25K views. We are just as excited as them to see what comes next.
MATTHEW ONE MAN
Hailing from Egham, Matthew conceptualised the idea of One Man in the spring of 2014, when he found him self immersed in the endless possibilities of his looping station. By accessing the trinity of himself, guitar and loop station Matthew utilised this as a way of meditation, a tool to reach out to a elevated state of mind. Struck by a realisation that he could create an expansive yet emotional soundscape through a mixture of acoustic and electronic means, Matthew soon wanted to share his experience with everyone. “My sound is to explore the limitations that can be made with this process by using interesting techniques and effects to create new sounds. However I try to make music outside of these limitations as well to have as versatile yet coherent sound to avoid becoming a novelty” described by Matthew One Man.
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