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‘Heirlooms & Hearsay is a beautiful masterpiece’ BBC Wales
‘Clever, artful Folk-Pop’ M-Magazine
‘Astonishingly assured’ The Sunday Times
Roxanne de Bastion writes emotive, incisive alt-pop and charms audiences with what BBC6 producer Tom Whalley described as ‘one of the most perfect voices [he’s] ever heard’. Her debut album Heirlooms & Hearsay is a bold autobiographical concept album which was championed by the likes of Janice Long, Chris Hawkins, Gary Crowley and Tom Robinson.
Since its release, Roxanne has toured extensively across the UK and North America, opening for the Wainwright Sisters, Thea Gilmore and Lambchop, as well as performing at Glastonbury on the legendary Acoustic Stage and Stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival. Her UK album launch tour, which was supported by the PRS for Music ‘Women Make Music’ fund, included a packed show at London’s Roundhouse (Sackler Space). Her last London show was a sold-out book launch at The Lexington for her tour diary Tales from the Rails.
Roxanne is at the forefront of a new wave of artists breaking with tradition to forge exciting independent careers. As such, Roxanne was invited to join the FAC (Featured Artist Coalition), where she sits on the Board of Directors alongside Imogen Heap, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Katy Melua and Dave Rowntree of Blur. Roxanne also created a music conference specifically from and for artists called FM2U, which aims to empower & educate artists as well as create a strong community of artist entrepreneurs.
Zoe Konez is a songwriter, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist based in South London.
Taking the road less travelled, Zoe has spent much of her life connecting with people through music making in her day job as a musician in hospital wards, whilst simultaneously developing her craft as a performer, having completed numerous tours across Europe in recent years.
Since producing one of the four tracks on her 2016 EP Between Darkness and Day, Zoe now constructs all her songs herself from start to finish, working at home and on the go, capturing experiences and interactions in day to day life and crafting musical, lyrical responses to the world around her.