Showcase #5: Banat // JANA // Kashfunk // Andreas Liberos
It’s a Luna takeover…
Entry is free… donations welcome for what will be an amazing showcase event with 4 talented singer / songwriters!
This month is a diverse international selection for our 5th showcase…
Banat started learning the harmonium at the age of five with “Kirtan” being amongst the other semi-classical musical education she was imbibed with. Her involuntary harmonium lessons as a child, stirred her interest but it was her first encounter with rock music, that pushed her to take up the guitar a few years later. Having grown up in a traditional Punjabi household, recent chain of circumstances pushed her to go back to her roots and rediscover her art. A shift from her usual music style, as she embraced her culture she carved another alcove of experience which has intensified her range as an artist.
Her work been featured on Rolling Stone India, FilterCopy, Free Press Journal among others. She was also named one of the top 10 budding female artists to watch out for by Rolling Stone India.
She is an avid animal lover and often draws inspiration from her pet cats, who are her muse for several of her compositions.
JANA’s unique voice reminiscent of Joni Mitchell blends with music influenced by Sting, the 90’s and 70’s folk-rock greats. She takes you into her world of self-reflection, contemplating loss and gain, roaming and searching for home and fascination with the unknown.
Her debut EP is due to release in September. Recorded by Luke Oldfield at Tilehouse Studios, originally built for Mike Oldfield, Jana teamed up with top musicians on London jazz scene. Debut single ‘Birdhouse’ accompanied with a music video caught attention of music blogs and magazines like Music Musings & such, Art Will Fall, Zap!Bang!Magazine…
“The likes of Karen Carpenter, Clannad’s Moya Brennan, Enya, Sally Barker and perhaps Vonda Shepherd all spring to mind, on hearing this gorgeous vocal talent. She’s right up there with those stars in quality, too.” – Music Republic Magazine
Kashfunk encompasses a fabulous mix of funk, electro and acoustic material – coupled with poignant lyrics and an impassioned voice to create fresh music which can be identified by a wide audience spectrum
Andreas Liberos is a singer-songwriter & musician from West London. His sound ranges from Soul, Hiphop, Gospel, Jazz and R&B as well as diverse world music such as Greek music which marks his roots.
Andreas has now gigged around the UK, Germany and the US, having done 500+ live performance to date.
He is currently working full time in music and looks forward to releasing his debut EP soon.
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Previous acts include: Marina V, Daisy Chute, Ben Eaton, We Used To Make Things, Natalie Shay, Steve Folk, O&O, Zack Van, Russell Swallow, Ny Oh, Zoe Wren…