Roxanne de Bastion to release her debut album The Real Thing April 19thRoxanne de Bastion announces that her debut album “The Real Thing” will be released on April 19th on Nomad Songs along with single 'Some Kind of Creature' on April 8th.
The Singer / Songwriter teamed up with producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes / Regina Spektor) to record ten of her songs in Roxanne’s town of birth, Berlin. Her first single “Red and White Blood Cells” is available as a free download and has already been picked up by Tom Robinson on BBC6, John Kennedy on XFM, Q Radio as well as MTV and Radio Eins in Germany .
Roxanne’s journey started when she set out on her own, leaving Berlin for London, equipped only with her guitar and a one-way ticket. She grew up in a bilingual, musical home and played her first gigs at the age of 10 (performing her favourite Beatles songs in small cafés and clubs) and began writing her own songs at the age of 15. Not knowing anyone in London, Roxanne started playing at as many open mic nights, bars and music venues as she could, traveling throughout the country via bus and train in order to play her songs to as many people as possible. Determination and hard work is paying off and Roxanne now tours regularly, being asked back to venues throughout the UK, Germany and the United States. Her music is striking a chord with listeners across the globe from Berlin, to London and New York, all the way to Vietnam and Ethiopia.
Roxanne’s compositions and live shows are incredibly varied in dynamism and style, ranging from intimate, lilting anti-folk to raw 60’s blues-rock. What tie them together are her charm, her instantly recognisable voice and the sincere, witty and downright ballsy lyrics. Her recordings on “The Real Thing” are live, honest and immediate. Her songwriting is influenced just as much by her travels as it is by her musical heroes John Lennon, Ray Davies, Bob Dylan, and Judee Sill. A young person making modern and original music but recorded old school, makes for a fresh sound in an otherwise overproduced universe of ‘same old’.
The Real Thing - Tour dates:
20.4.13 TOTNES - Studio Lounge
24.4.13 LEEDS - Communion Leeds @ Oporto
26.4.13 LIVERPOOL - View Two Gallery 27.4.13
CARLISLE - Skinny Gorilla 06.5.13
MANCHESTER - The Castle
09.5.13 AMSTERDAM – ‘Skek
10.5.13 COLOGNE – Kulturcafe Lichtung
12.5.13 BERLIN – Grüner Salon
16.5.13 HAMBURG – Hasenschaukel