A foot stompin’, viola playing force of nature… Anni Rossi is a startlingly fresh musician from Illinois who has been leaving audiences agog with her unique blend of classical virtuosity, ramshackle percussion and vocal acrobatics.
- Sunday 27 January 2008
- Doors open 8pm
- Tickets on the door £5
Playing viola and singing simultaneously (no looping pedals here!) she stamps and caterwauls herself into a frenzy. Like Beirut, Final Fantasy or Karen Dalton she seems to have come from nowhere and hit upon a sound that is idiosyncratic, uncontrived and wholly adorable.
Performances at Homefires Festival and Venn, plus supporting Electrelane on their final European tour helped spread her live reputation further. Now she releases her debut 7″ on Too Pure (home of Scout Niblett, Electrelane ) to coincide with this tour, and releases an album shortly after.
Support from Rollin Hunt and The Family Simpson.
The Family Simpson
The Family Simpson sometimes sound as beautiful as lemonade soaking through a summer dress. at other times they sound like a kettle being thrown around in a fridge. This singer/songwriter based in Aberdeen, Scotland, influenced by postcard moments, creates brief forays examining emotions and situations from a variety of viewpoints using his voice, loop pedal and variety of lofi instruments.