Calista Kazuko’s Tea Party with Gemini Eye & Faultress | 12.07 – 5pm
£5.00 – £100.00
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ABOUT CALISTA KAZUKO
A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for cinematic genre-bending and controversial boundary-pushing, Calista studied classical/jazz piano and composition at London’s Royal Academy of Music, and has since been performing and winning fans across the world with her dynamic voice and captivating songs.
She founded charity-based arts collective Voice of Aiko in 2018 and is currently penning music-theatre with playwright Stephanie Martin. Having composed several international floor-fillers under pseudonyms, Calista’s impact in the world of music is matched in that of fashion, where Stella McCartney has used her tracks as catwalk openers and Parisian fashion house Jitrois actually named its couture ‘Callista’ jacket after her.
Following the success of the critically acclaimed ‘Project: Love Me’ EP, Calista has just released her highly anticipated debut solo album, ‘Empress’. Continuing to modify the norms of modern songwriting, this stunning concept album considers the stories of women in history, challenging complex themes while never losing its sense of fun. Accompanying releases are awareness-raising charity campaigns addressing themes which include LGBTQ+ rights, period shame, prescription-drug dependency and domestic abuse.
‘Empress’ was fan-funded and dedicated to her father the late, great violinist Professor Paul Robertson. A massive inspiration to Calista the album was released in November 2019 to honour his birthday.
‘Empress’ is gratefully supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Help Musicians UK’s ‘Do It Differently’ fund.
“Faultress is an extinct word for a female criminal and in this project, the flawed and sinful Faultress lays herself out for the world to see, vulnerable and imperfect. As an artist, she embodies the challenge to heterodoxy implied in her name, which she wields as a firebrand to write incisive and psychological songs that offer us a look into the complex fragmentation of feminine power, desire and mental health in a rapidly changing musical and cultural world. Faultress’s prime influence is Kate Bush, a soul she shares a love of theatricality with, alongside a diverse set of influences that includes the likes of James Blake, Aldous Harding, Burial and Joni Mitchell. Her full banshee show is a six-part girl choir replete with synths and drums. In her solo shows Faultress plays piano and loop stations. With the release of her debut 5 Myths EP, she revealed herself something of a polymath: lyricist, musician, singer and storyteller employing the full spectrum of her skillset to make unforgettably charged music.” – Lost in the Manor PR
ABOUT GEMINI EYE
Gemini Eye is the musical project of Gem, an artist living and working in South London. Their latest album, Murdered Arc Remains, was released in February 2020.
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