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Roxanne de Bastion

Roxanne de Bastion - Red and White Blood Cells 
Available – October 12th via Nomad Songs

Roxanne de Bastion releases her single ‘Red and White Blood Cells’ on Nomad Songs, October 12th as a free download. This two-minute track is the first taster of her debut album, which was recorded and produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes / Regina Spektor) in Berlin and is due for release next year.

Roxanne’s journey started when she set out on her own, leaving her hometown 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, travelling 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 ties them together are her charm, her instantly recognisable voice and the sincere, witty and downright ballsy lyrics. Her recordings 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’.

“...One of the most perfect voices I have ever heard!” 
Tom Whalley, BBC 6

“If you ever get a chance to go see her live – definitely do!” 
BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire

Tour dates 
27.09 LEIPZIG - Kunsthof Gohliz (free entry)
30.09 BERLIN - Gruener Salon (tickets TBC)
12.10 LONDON - St. Pancras Church - (£5) 
17.10 NEW YORK - Wednesday night song club at Ceol
18.10 NEW YORK - Path Cafe 
19.10 NEW YORK - Folk Museum
20.10 NEW YORK - Sidewalk Cafe  
22.10 NEW YORK - Rockwood Music Hall
03.11 LONDON - The Lexington (£5) 
09.11 BRISTOL - Grain Barge (tickets TBC)
10.11 CAMBRIDGE - CB2 (tickets TBC) 
12.11 CARDIFF - Buffalo Bar (Tickets TBC) 
14.11 DORSET - No 10 Cafe (Tickets TBC) 
15,11 EXETER - Mama Stones (Tickets TBC)
16.11 TOTNES - The Barrel House (Tickets TBC)
17.11 PENRYN - Miss Peapods (£6 adv.)
19.11 PORTLAND - Royal Portland Arms (free entry)
27.11 BIRMINGHAM - Jam House (free entry) UK

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