The Brook presents by arrangement with Runway
Roxanne de Bastion
with Wren, Megan Linford, Zoe Konez
Sun 12th Jun 2022 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30pm (Showtimes Approx)
£11 Adv / £13 Door
"outstanding"  - The Guardian
"de Bastion broadens her sound ambitiously, to great effect"  - The Observer
"Molecules .... is a song which I've really fallen for" - Steve Lamacq, BBC6 Music
“Astonishingly assured.” - The Sunday Times
Roxanne de Bastion
"I've been listening with a great deal of interest to Roxanne de Bastion…Beautiful. There's quite a few good things on this record." – Iggy Pop (BBC 6 Music)

Roxanne de Bastion embarks on a UK-wide ‘You & Me, We Are The Same’ Tour in February-March, to celebrate the album’s release last year. The tour consists of seventeen headline dates. 

The tour follows an exceptional year for the rising artist, which saw Roxanne de Bastion’s second album ‘You & Me, We Are The Same’ garner huge radio support from the likes of Iggy Pop, Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music), Tom Robinson (BBC Introducing), Gary Crowley (BBC London) and the late Janice Long who interviewed de Bastion for BBC Wales. At press The Observer compared her album to the late Beatles, with the likes of Clash describing de Bastion as processing “A rare degree of assurance.”
 
In what felt like a befitting end to 2021, Roxanne de Bastion was invited in November to support Bernard Butler on his UK dates, preceded by her mini tour of legendary record stores across the UK, for intimate album showcases and vinyl signing for fans.
 
‘You & Me, We Are The Same is out now and available digitally and on vinyl via Nomad Songs.
 
Wren

WREN, South Coast artist, began her musical journey from a young age. Now 26, WREN has developed her sound and she’s here to be heard: “My mission is to empower people to become themselves. As a young womxn in a male dominated industry 2021 is all about empowerment for me, ownership of who I am and what I’ve overcome.” 

Taking influence from the electronic sounds of artists such as Jack Garrat and James Blake, the vocals of Nao and London Grammar with the lyrical grit of Billie Eilish. WREN blends together velvet vocals, sweeping guitars and hypnotic bass lines to submerge you in the electronic undergrowth.

Live performances include sold out shows at Heartbreakers and XOXO. Festivals such as Carfest South, Victorious, Bestival and Lamertree. 

Wander into the WREN experience. In WREN’S words “Join the collective - Feel empowered, be authentic, but most of all be kind.”

Megan Linford
DIY artist, Megan Linford, is making her way on the UK music scene with with her 70s twinged Style. Drawing inspiration from the Earth, the rhythm and the pulse of everyday life, Megans music dips in and out of; Folk, Americana, Roots and Soul.

'Megan Linford is a strong singer-songwriter who’s music is definitely a shoulder to cry on. A comforting release that creates shelter within the world’s current storm.'  - RGM Press

"The vulnerability and rawness of the song shone through, I was left with a little shiver down my spine - really beautiful. " - Music In Time

 
Zoe Konez
“Understated acoustic guitar brilliance & forensic songwriting precision” - Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 Music

Based out of her home studio in London, UK, Zoe explores a myriad of unusual instruments and interesting sounds.

From dusting off an old Appelacian dulcimer to sampling the sound of ringing glass bottles, her creativity is as intriguing and diverse as the songs she releases.

Zoe takes inspiration from her musical heroes such as Imogen Heap and St. Vincent, creating layered vocals and honey-like harmonies supported by rich, cinematic swells, with her music resting somewhere between acoustic-pop and indie-folk.

Exploring themes like wanderlust in Echo, and social media pressures in We Got Lost, her songs are tinged with a contagious optimism, leaving you feeling encouraged and upbeat.

Known for her captivating style of guitar-playing, she has drawn comparisons with Kaki King and Tash Sultana and has been championed by the likes of BBC 6 Music and Clash Magazine and has featured on Spotify’s influential Out Now LGBTQ playlist.