We are utterly delighted and excited to announce that next Wednesday 22nd Feb the fabulous Rachel Austin will be performing at La Boca, Belfast in support of Belfast Feminist Network. Join us from 9pm. Get the babysitter booked/put the studying on hold/Sky+ Masterchef and relax with a glass of Argentinian wine and some fine tunes.
***Just confirmed – we are also delighted to have performances by Victoria Geelan and Edelle McMahon. Three talented women that you cannot afford to miss!***
Suggested donation is £3 and all proceeds will be spent on an effective anti-rape and sexual violence campaign to be launched in the spring!
The music of Rachel Austin crosses the borders between indie folk and grungy jazz, reflecting the influences of both her childhood home in Virginia, USA, and her current home in Belfast, Northern Ireland. With a voice that soars “like an earth angel” (Hot Press Magazine) and song writing that is “at once haunted and uplifting, yearning yet triumphant” (Daily Mirror), Austin adds junk tremolo guitar to create a sound compared to that of Jeff Buckley and Woven Hand. In her live performances, she weaves these vocals and songs together using simple voice and loop station arrangements to make playful yet bold statements. She returns to France in April, having just recorded the Age of Reason EP in Austin, Texas, creating her trademark sound in conjunction with producer Brian Beattie (Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, Okkervil River) and drummer Dony Wynn (Robert Palmer, Crown Vic/Robert Plant).
Age of Reason is the final EP in the Age Trilogy, which includes Age of Wisdom and Age of Love. Produced by Declan Legge, the previous two EPs have caught the attention of both audiences and press alike.