Here’s who’s playing Backdoor Jam this month.
May: Charlotte Wallis | Axel La Courte | Hinge Project | Gabriella | andrea britton
Backdoor Jam Airs every Monday at 8 pm CET on YouTube.
Charlotte Wallis is an artist who has exhibited across the UK, France, USA, India, and Malta. Having been Resident Artist at Kokarkultur, Finland, Arthouse Chantelle, France and Greenmeadows, Kerela, India, she currently creates from her narrowboat on the UK Inland Waterways. She is working on several private commissions and was last year shortlisted for the Sir John Hurt Art Prize.
French musician and instrument-maker Axel joins Backdoor Jam this month. He is an instrumentalist strongly inspired by traditional world music tells stories about travel through his music. He is part of the French duo Connard and has played alongside a number of other artists throughout the world.
The Hinge Project is the third album by guitarist Jes Psaila. The seven original compositions are made up of old ideas and others tunes specifically composed for this album. The arrangements are the collective effort of the quartet which is made up of Mark Attard (kb), Luke Briffa (dr) and Andre’ Micallef (bs), each member contributing to the band’s particular sound. The style is instrumental fusion, the music is melodic, often mellow, and embraces jazz and rock influences. Having played a few venues and events the band recorded the material at Temple Studios last year and is planning its release later this year.
Gabriella is a versatile artist – essentially a pop singer and musician. She embarked on her musical journey at the tender age of five when she started attending the Gozo School of Music. She fronts the covers band Novel and sings everything from Jazz to Rock. She is currently working on new material, and Backdoor Jam get’s an exclusive taster of what’s to come.
Gozo In The House Founder steps into her other role as Artist. First appearing in the UK charts in 2000 fronting recording projects with Oxygen, her career as both a recording artist and performer continued with international hits with Sunfreaks, DT8 Project, 4 Strings, Rui da Silva, Lord Large, Slovo, and Soulshaker to name but a few. She has toured extensively alongside key album and single releases and held numerous worldwide support slots for Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Moloko, Damien Rice, Roisin Murphy, Dirty Vegas, Ce Ce Rogers, Shapeshifters, Faithless and more. She performs three songs from her extensive repertoire, two of which were hits in Malta nearly fifteen years ago.
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