MELTING VINYL PRESENTS:
LAURA VEIRS + JONI
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After 25 years in the music business, America singer-songwriter Laura Veirs, returns to Brighton via the Komedia studio this October!
Acclaimed ‘one of the greatest living American songwriters’ and known for her original, alternative folk style and mesmerising vocals, Laura Veirs newly released album ‘My Echo’ by British label Bella Union, reaches new depths of her raw talent and incredible way with words.
Laura Veirs grew up in Colorado Springs, where she often spent summers camping with her family, providing most of her songwriting inspiration. This is more than apparent on her latest phenomenal creation, ‘My Echo’ which explores themes of devastating heartache whilst beautifully comparing the natural environment to her own painful experiences.
Despite not seriously listening to music until she was in her 20s, her eventual introduction to folk, country, classical and pop music have been hugely influential in shaping her incredible journey. However, it wasn’t until the aftermath of starting an all-female punk band called “Rair Kx!” when Laura began to truly embrace older country and folk music beginning her exceptional career.
Today she has released 11 solo albums, toured extensively and has collaborated with the likes of Neko Case, kd lang, Sufjan Stevens, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists and many others. She’s also a podcaster (Midnight Lightning, about musician parents), an award-winning children’s book author (Libba, about folk musician Elizabeth Cotten), a mother and a songwriting teacher through Stanford University’s Continuing Education Program.
This event is a must-see and an unmissable experience, escape the pandemic and be engulfed in the enchanting tale of heartbreak, love and protest with Laura Veirs this October.
WITH SUPPORT FROM JONI
Rosy, amp-colored vocals reverberate from a small green house tucked deep in the hills of Laurel Canyon. Joni, the project of singer-songwriter Joni Fatora, spent the last year holed up in her home studio writing and recording songs for her 2020 EP, Orchid Room. The result is a haze of intimate songs —daydreamy and feminine, classic yet modern. With a patchwork of influences ranging from 60s Tropicália to early 2000s indie rock, Joni evokes the feeling of indie darlings Cat Power, Feist, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Joni’s childhood was a whirlwind that spanned across three continents. The daughter of a submariner, she spent her formative years in Italy, Japan, and the southeastern shores of Connecticut; the one constant in her life was music. She easily picked up piano and various woodwinds as a kid, but only began writing her own songs after a guitar was gifted during her parent’s divorce.
Orchid Roomdraws inspiration from fictional heroines, vivid dreams, late night drives, and Sophia Coppola films. Joni writes with poetic ambiguity but her hushed vocal remains earnest. From the cosmic slow-dance of Lost in Space, to wistful ruminations on the passage of time in Orange, Joni brings you into a world that’s uniquely her own. She worked with producersMocky (Feist, Benny-Sings), Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Soccer Mommy), frequent collaborators and hitmakers, Chris Petrosino and Rob McCurdy of Noise Club (Diana Gordon, Daniel Caesar) and mixer Brian Rosemeyer (Cat Power, Kurt Vile).
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR INTIMATE SPACE – KOMEDIA STUDIO BAR
AGES 14+ (UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)
Please note this event has been rescheduled from 3rd October 2021, all tickets to the original date remain valid and our customers have been informed via email