Lijo is a creator of words and sounds, constantly exploring her own boundaries in order to cross them. Her pop songs are quirky, eccentric and alternative and reluctant to obey any rules. Playing with beats and loops in her electronic set, as well as stripping everything down to the naked core with just a piano and her characteristic vocals, Lijo allows herself to experiment freely with her own music live. In doing so, she creates an almost touchable world that’s always in motion. While her influences are many and hard to pinpoint, some names that could come to mind are Kate Bush, The Dø, Regina Spektor and St Vincent. After spending a year working on her music in Berlin with singer, writer and producer Bled White, the first two-part ‘my inner parts’ is due out in 2019.
TJ Johnson quartet 9:30pm
Widely considered to be one of the UK’s finest jazz and blues singers
He is also an accomplished piano player, drummer and a respected bandleader. Always a true ambassador of the soul, TJ sings songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, songs of hope, songs of the night, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows.
Backed by his group of top British musicians TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel and is influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more. His distinctive voice and unique personal stage manner brings both the band and the audience together to create an intimate yet exciting atmosphere rarely equalled.