Familiar to readers of FATEA Magazine and lovers of the independent music scene, Roxanne de Bastion reminds us that great lyrics do have a place in contemporary music. With a nod to 1960's psychedelia, Roxanne delivers thoughtful social and personal commentary soaked in piano & cello arrangements are perfectly showcased in her second album, as featured on our site earlier this year, Heirlooms and Hearsay.
A more developed and produced sound on many of the tracks has ensured that Roxanne's reputation and reach are ever expanding. Born in Berlin to a musical, bilingual family, she started composing and performing at the age of 15. Soon after, as soon as she could leave school, Roxanne moved to London, equipped with her guitar, her songs and a one-way ticket.
Glastonbury's legendary acoustic stage, a showcase at Folk Alliance in the USA, opening for Martha Wainwright, Ricky Ross and Thea Gilmore as well as touring in her own right across Europe only account for a handful of events that filled by Roxanne's diary over the past twelve months so it's no surprise that Roxanne has been chosen to be UK tour support for US artist Lambchop, with ten dates ranging from Glasgow to the south coast, and from Norwich across to Exeter between 8th and 18th August.
'I'm so excited to go on tour supporting Lambchop! I have so much respect for artists who make music that is genre defying and Kurt Wagner certainly does just that. Can't wait to meet them and play and share the stage of some really beautiful venues across the country'.
It's certain that this national exposure at good venues will further promote her music, which has already garnered support from BBC6, Xfm, The Sunday Times, R2 Magazine to name a few. An AA single released on 28th July has gained some new fans with Canadian blog The Revue premiering the rocky album track The Painter, ' Occasionally an artist shows up who is absolutely, definitely, poised for something special. Roxanne De Bastion fills that category perfectly'. In addition, the track gained a coveted Fresh Faves listing for this last week on Tom Robinson's respected site Fresh on the Net and inclusion in Amazing Radio's Audition show. In Germany, Roxanne recently made the prime time news together with Taylor Swift in a feature on the future of music as well as receiving national press in FAZ and Intro Magazine.
In addition to her own music, Roxanne is an advocate of artist rights and makes time to represent independent artists on the board of the FAC (Featured Artists Coalition) and she also runs the annual artist conference she started in 2014, From Me 2 U (FM2U).
There's a chance to see Roxanne live ahead of the tour with a coveted Stage 2 slot at Cambridge Folk Festival on Saturday 29th July at 2.30pm and you can catch her on BBC stations around the country as part of the tour - currently BBC Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bristol, Newcastle with more to be confirmed
One of the most perfect voices I've ever heard"
(Tom Whalley, BBC6)
"Standout number…astonishingly assured"
(from Folkstock compilation The F Spot reviewed in The Sunday Times)
"If you ever get a chance to see her live - definitely do!"
More information can be found on Roxanne's website
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