HOW EXCITING a time this is for music fans in No 1 City. Despite lacking a previewer of any kind of sounds, this news site is today highlighting an act that aims to link classical and modern.
Loving Dalston cannot deny a liking for such acts, people like Hackney’s Gabriel Prokofiev. The Beatrix Players are an all-female trio lately of Dalston who describe themselves as playing “florid, adventurous music that operates at the interface between folk, singer-songwriter acoustica, prog and quasi-classical baroque chamber pop”.
Sounds like, well, too many words, they also admit simply to alt-folk.
The band’s publicist adds: “It is the very absence of guitars and drums that means that there is nobody out there quite like Beatrix Players.” A big claim and one that will be put to the test when the vocals-piano-cello band headline at Hoxton Hall tonight Thursday 11 May 2017 to launch their album, Magnified.
If you go and enjoy the Beas, here’s a show next month that might also appeal: DJ-composer Jeff Mills is going to mess with Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Your heart may soar. It’s at the Barbican just south of Hackney, on Monday 12 June 2017.
Hamish Scott 110517
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