Thursday 2nd December
Booking fee: £1.50 (per transaction)
General admission – unreserved seated show.
Age requirements: 18+
Welcome to ‘The Chanson Sessions’ – an evening of music celebrating the work of female singers and songwriters.
Poggy mixes elements of jazz, world and folk to create a kaleidoscopic journey through song.
Meet Lilia, a 24 year old songwriter, singer and multidisciplinary creative from the deadbeat-turned-art haven seaside town of Margate, Kent. She began writing at 15 as a way of exploring and expressing the emotive aspects of internalised femininity through etheric vocals and pop infused soundscapes. Influenced by and involved in the electronic sector of London’s ever evolving music scene, Lilia has top lined for the likes of Lapalux, Tom Demac and Franky Rizardo.
Mimi O’Halloran has been a stalwart presence in the Kent scene for longer than her years would suggest. A shining talent since she was a teen, but one who has very clearly put good time into her craft – the results are truly formidable. In seeing Mimi perform you are at once melted and exhilarated, as her voice floats and soothes one moment and then stings like a righteous assassin the next.
Her songwriting is arresting, certainly in the folk canon of storytelling, but with a heady influence of jazz melody and movement. She’s charming and funny between songs too – which has the delightful effect of refreshing the moment, like a palate cleanser between courses. And each course is transportative – you’re drawn into a world of smokey skullduggery, and then hit jarringly and deliciously with the timeless concept of vulnerable love. It feels like she’s just singing to you too, which is very cool.
Sussex born singer songwriter Maddie Broad brings an arresting purity of voice and contemplative lyrical content that resonates long after the music ends. Influenced by folk and soul, from the school of Joni Mitchell and with a twist of Rickie-Lee Jones.