Sunday 28th July 2019
Henry Bateman is a musician and songwriter from Gloucestershire, currently studying at the acclaimed Leeds College of Music. Never one to be in a ‘mould’, Henry’s style has been influenced by a range of original guitarists/singer/songwriters – ranging from Michael Hedges to Peter Gabriel, Randy Newman and James Taylor.
Since September 2016, Henry has been gigging incessantly as a trio – alongside fellow Leeds College of Music musicians Frazer Kerskale (bass) and Lewis Downs (guitar/vocals). In Spring 2017, Henry will be performing several shows around the UK five-piece band – the first of many. 2017 will also see the launch of Henry’s second full length album, and the fruition of several collaborative writing projects.
“a very talented guitarist and singer/songwriter – one to watch out for” – Johnny Coppin (singer/songwriter and BBC Radio Gloucestershire presenter)
“If I could sing the praises of an album to the world, this would be one of them. I would hire a choir to help me drive the point home, and have plenty of dazzling lights, because Henry Bateman’s Take a Form is truly a masterpiece from beginning to end. He is a gifted storyteller, and he showcases that with ease on the album.” – Planet Stereo on “Take A Form”
Piano based Singer / Songwriter
Clio and Maurice
Clio and Maurice is the name of an impossible duo. A voice and a violin are merging and colliding, in search of a common dimension. It is composed of the soul singer Clio Colombo and the violinist Martin Nicastro (Pashmak). The duo was born in August of 2017 and since then the two played in some of the most popular venues in Milan. In 2018 they toured Germany and France, and they will be soon in England, Netherlands and Marocco. They are currently recording their first EP.
Clio and Maurice's music is a fusion of different influences, brought togheter by the minimalism of their atypical formation: from Nina Simone's soul music to the experimental pop of Bjork's and Arca's last works, passing through the compositions of Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt. Strings are orchestrated and multiplied with the use of a loop machine, while violin's acustic sounds are digitally manipulated: they form the soundscapes where the voice, with all its colors and shades, is the main protagonist.
Folk-rock, Folk, Acoustic and Singer-Songwriter
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