SARASARA + Babii + Abi Wade
Entry Requirements: All Ages
Ramsgate Music Hall presents BLOOM. A trio of fantastic female artists.
Abi Wade is a musical collaboration between limbs, strings and vocal chords. The cello is the backbone to her songs, however, the Brighton based musician is no ordinary solo act and uses her instrument in a unique way; using it as a percussive instrument; hitting it with sticks and beaters while plucking and bowing it, often simultaneously. In addition to playing the cello in this unconventional manner, she also sings and uses a cajon and tambourine on each foot to become the ultimate one woman band.
S A R A S A R A
A French singer, songwriter, producer and programmer who is signed with One Little Indian Records. She was included in The Guardian's Future 50 Rising Stars: "not only does Sarasara share a record label with Björk, as well as an alien, future-facing aesthetic, but this French producer-singer has a passion for wiring tech into her tunes, too. A coder whose former occupation was a project manager for an apps company, her music is robotic: pitting African instruments against squelching, mutant machine beats. Her debut, Amorfati, also features co-production from the official authority on oddball creations, Matthew Herbert."
BABII, previously known as KUB, is one girl, using every limb available to make dreamy electronic music with an edge. The songs are based around themes of temptation, venomous relationships, and many other cruel wonders of this World, decorated and disguised with the dulcet tones of pretty singing and electronic textures. BABII is currently recording her long-awaited debut album. She is a true RMH favourite!
Abi Wade is a musical collaboration between limbs, strings and vocal chords. The cello is the backbone to her songs but she approaches her instrument in a unique way; using it as a percussive instrument by hitting it with sticks and beaters while plucking and bowing it, often simultaneously. Whilst playing the cello in this unconventional manner, she also uses her feet to add drum beats and samples. So far she has toured the UK & Europe with Patrick Wolf, sold out her debut EP and released music on the label set up by Daniel Copeman of Esben & The Witch, who also produces her music. She has played shows with the likes of CocoRosie, Polica, Michael Kiwanuka, Other Lives, Deptford Goth and festivals such as End of The Road, The Great Escape and Wilderness. She recorded her debut album at Amazing Grace studios with Daniel at the helm again and the financial help of Musicians UK’s Emerging Excellence award. Typically ambitious, the recordings include an orchestra and various field recordings of diverse sounds such as a fishing boat at sea, a church organ and a tap dancing class.