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Posts Tagged ‘BBC Radio 6’

An interview with singer songwriter Roxy Rawson

Meet Miss Roxy Rawson, African aid worker by day and very talented musician by night. Her peculiar but highly infectious sound is influenced by the art house rock and folk of her childhood as well as her training as a classical musician

Written by Kat Phan


Roxy Rawson by Matilde Sazio.

Roxy Rawson isn't your average singer-songwriter, no. For a start, there's her quirky lyrics which cover topics as diverse as throwing apricot trees out of windows, philanthropy, pixies, cooks and thieves. Then there's the entertaining use of her onstage instrument of choice, the violin, to create compelling sounds, which include her using a pen to 'play' it or treating it in the same way as one would a guitar. And when the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is not in the studio or on stage flexing her musical and vocal muscles, she is working as a political activist, developing programmes on how to improve the infrastructure of African countries with the London-based NGO Justice Africa. Intrigued by this impressive young woman? So you should be.

A classically trained musician who studied at the Paris Conservatoire, Rawson first discovered her voice through joining an African choir (more on this later) and has since been wowing pretty much everyone who has had the… read more

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Festival Preview: Kendal Calling

Nestled in the dramatic landscape of the Lake District, Kendal Calling is every inch the boutique festival, with tickets running out fast.

Written by Cari Steel

For a festival that is just five years old, illness Kendal Calling has already amassed a kudos rating that belies its youth; (Annie Nightingale remarked simply, “It’s how festivals should […]