I was asked to make a special guest Klezmer mix for NTS radio. Check it out by clicking on the image below. xx
My debut EP 'In Eynem' is was on the 15th April on the Spirituals/ Phantom Limb label.
Listen and buy the EP here.
This is long overdue - an offering I could see being released many moons ago. But life has many twists and turns, and it seems now is the time to start sharing my sounds with you all in an incremental and gentle way. My creative journey until now has been rich and the connections I have made and collaborations I encountered thus far have all led me to this point. 'In Eynem' means 'united' in Yiddish, a word which felt apt for the present time. The importance of interconnectivity and community is what grounds and centres the music in this release. In Eynem is a portal, a way to enter into my musical world. A kind of introduction. The textures, sounds and traditional music I work with have surrounded me for many years and I is nice to share this.
The recording is a live performance at Laylow in W10, London, a moment in time that was beautifully captured, mixed and mastered by Dyre Gormsen. The performances was a support show for one of my favourite bands - Hejira - and I thank them for the opportunity. And I'm happy to bravely share it with you all as a humble first release and hopefully the first of many.
I made a special 2-part mix tape for my show on Margate Radio focusing on some of my influences of the years leading to where I am at creatively in my life and celebrating some of my favourite artists. Check out both shows below and see my page on the Margate Radio website for archival shows featuring interviews and previews from some of the UK's most genre-pushing artists. xx
Thanks for having me on the show Gus! We were nattering about all sorts - music, life, the world, my upcoming debut EP release and some lovely improvisations together...check it out! Pre-recorded at the Total Refreshment Centre.
Thanks Jennifer Lucy Allen for featuring my EP 'In Eynem' in this months episode of Rum Music for The Quietus, one of my favourite music publications! Read the review here.
Thank you Max Reinhardt for having me on your International Women's Day special show to talk about my EP 'In Eynem' on Morley Radio. Listen back here.
Thank you to Lopa Kothari (BBC Radio 3 Music Planet) and Hew Stephens for supporting my music and playing my tunes on your shows!!!
Thanks to an amazing campaign led by Kate Gillespie, Jan Ryan, Lucy Lyons and myself, plus immense support from the Margate community, shops & businesses, local and national press and an emergency high profile crowdfunding campaign, we were able to save the old Margate Synagogue from auction, where it would likely be developed into flats or become a private home.
At the last minute an anonymous benefactor stepped in to buy the building so that it can be turned into an arts space for the local community and we are now raising funds to develop the building and convert it into the Cliftonville Cultural Space.
Read coverage from the Jewish Chronicle and Isle of Thanet Gazette.