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Posts Tagged ‘Regina Spektor’

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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Music: Album Review, Lia Ices

From Brooklyn, New York, classically trained, graceful, haunting and magical. Her voice is an instrument that she uses to mesmerising affect. Lia Ices' album; Grown Unknown, is out now.

Written by Helen Martin

Ross Harrison, information pills Director and Writer of Beyond the Brink, diagnosis Illustration by Francesca Bourne Beyond the Brink is young filmmaker Ross Harrison’s personal investigation into the debate on […]

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Regina Spektor: A Live Review

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Written by Chloe Stead

On Friday night I donned a woolly hat and braved the cold, more about fingers wrapped tightly around my ticket for Regina Spektor’s sold out show at the HMV Hammersmith […]