Vortex Tour East
10 Free Gigs across Six days
Vortex Tour East returns with three exceptional artists who will tour for EAST 09. Creating their own distinctive multi-genre sound from folk and jazz through to soul and hip-hop, Theo Bard, Fiona Bevan and Jonathan Geyevu are currently making a name for themselves on the London music scene. Vortex Tour East will bring these singer songwriters together for the first time to perform across the East End.
Theo Bard is a man who feels that his best way to communicate with the world is through music. Inspired by the clarity of storytelling in traditional folk, he draws on reggae, hip hop and acoustic elements to tell his own stories, with a rare lyrical power. Never afraid of simplicity in music, he shares philosophies, perspectives and poetry with an unusual honesty and lucidity.
Gratifying truth serum for your ears.
The Blue Light District
Fiona Bevan has been compared to Erykah Badu, Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Marc Bolan. Her jazz-inflected folk songs wryly depict love and city life with dark quirks and kinks.
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
Radiant and uplifting . . . a major talent in the waiting
Jonathan Geyevu is a pianist/ singer who has developed his own distinctly spacious, gracefully melodic approach to the piano and is currently developing his own jazz influenced singer-songwriter style. Jonathan recently played before Abdullah Ibrahim at the Barbican and he’s currently developing a new piece of work with East London Dance and two French hip hop dancers.
Date and time
5 March 2009
This is now a past event.
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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