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Roxanne de Bastion releases the title track to her debut album ”The Real Thing” on October 14th” on Nomad Songs
together with an acoustic cover of Outkast’s “Hey Ya!” as a virtual B-side.

Roxanne de Bastion

Roxanne de Bastion recorded her album with producer Gordon Raphael (The Strokes / Regina Spektor) in Berlin. Her first single “Red and White Blood Cells” 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.

Recently, Roxanne has been invited to speak at music Industry Panels on the subjects of DIY music, copyright and the future of music. She has performed and spoken at Berlin Music Week, the Reeperbahn Festival and the MMF (Music Manager's Forum) events together with Fran Healy (Travis) and Brian Message (ATM Management).

Roxanne’s journey started when she set out on her own, leaving her home town Berlin for London, equipped only with her guitar and a one-way ticket in 2007. 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 throughout the UK, Germany and the United States.

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. Her songwriting is influenced just as much by her travels and experiences as an independent musician 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’.

“recalls moments of Martha Wainwright, Joni Mitchell and more contemporarily Laura Marling”
(Artrocker Magazine)

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

“...One of the most perfect voices Ihave ever heard!”
(Tom Whalley, BBC 6 producer)

Tour Dates:
08.10. BATH – Moles (supporting Let’s by Happiness)
09.10. BRIGHTON- Blind Tiger Club (supporting Let’s Buy Happiness)
13.10. CORK - Mr. Bradley’s
15.10. CORK – Crane Bar
23.10. HAMBURG – Freundlich und Kompetent
24.10. KIEL – private gig
25.10. BORDESHOLM – Savoy Kino
26.10. COLOGNE – Nachtflohmarkt
28.10. FRANKFURT – private gig
29.10. NUERNBERG – Ludwig’s Bar
30.10. COLOGN – Kulturcafe Lichtung
31.10. CHEMNITZ – Aaltra
01.11. LEIPZIG – Mühlstraße EV
04.11. MUNICH – private gig
08.11. CRAILSHEIM – Jakelwood
23.11. CAMBRIDGE – Junction 2 (supporting Sharon Shannon)
25.11. LEEDS – Oporto
29.11. WESTON-SUPER-MARE – Loves Weston
07.12. WINDLESHAM – Windlesham Theatre (supporting Stackridge)
09.12. WATFORD – Cha Cha Cha Café

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