Join us for a relaxing evening in The Arc Café showcasing acoustic music from multiple local up and coming artists.
March is the project of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kitty O'Neal. Over the years her story-telling has evolved into a unique pool of sound, transcending the borders between contemporary folk, indie, pop and electronica. With thoughtful harmonic changes and an often through-composed style reminiscent of prog-rock and jazz, March has incorporated her diverse tastes into new album 'All of the Above'. The album was part-funded by Help Musicians UK ‘Do it Differently’ fund for independent musicians, and was recorded between home studios, The Royal College of Music and Spiral Studios in Surrey.
All of the Above explores themes of dreams, identity and memory, embracing the changes in relationships and the ebbs and flows of living. The album showcases March's competent and introspective lyric-writing, her distinctive and emotive vocal performance, and moments of pure musical creativity.
Kitty cut her teeth as a solo artist on the Southampton/south UK coast music scene, and has performed across the south of England, including multiple slots at Glastonbury and Sofar Sounds. Support slots include Rae Morris, Rozi Plain, Band of Skulls, Orla Gartland, Fiona Bevan, Meadowlark, Maz O'Connor.
Plus Bekka Blake
Bekka Blake is an alternative R&B, Neo Soul singer based in the South of Hampshire, originated from Adelaide, Australia. Collaborating and performing with an array of musicians, Bekka Blake takes influence from artists such as, Moonchild, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse and Jill Scott. With calm vocals and zen based melodies, Bekka holds a big vocal arrangement along with a Neo Soul rhythmic aspect to her performance and songs.
Plus Alice Milburn
22-year-old Alice Milburn is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer based on the south coast of the UK. Alice creates funk infused soul tracks with upbeat vocals and catchy riffs. She has a rich and effortless voice, and her lyrical themes tend to revolve around personal but relatable experiences when trying to navigate through life. A jazz singer at heart, vocal improvisation is an important factor in her newer music.
Notable performances include The Royal Albert Hall, BBC Introducing Live and festivals across the UK. Alice has dabbled in various projects and genres since her early teens, including writing for up-and-coming artists and singing on a UK top 10 single.