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Sun, 18 Feb


The Bristol Fringe

Leonie Evans

Catch a mixture of Jazz, Americana and folk from this very special one-time performance from the fantastic Leonie Evans!

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Leonie Evans
Leonie Evans

Time & Location

18 Feb 2024, 18:00 – 20:00

The Bristol Fringe, 32 Princess Victoria St, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BZ, UK

About the event

Leonie Evans was born & raised on the edge of South East London & Kent.  She's a multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter and occasional session vocalist, teacher & event organiser who has been performing since the age of 5 & has never stopped.   Rather than embarking on a conventionally "successful" album/tour/album/tour/... career as someone with such a rare voice, writing talent and stage presence so effortlessly could, Leonie Evans has chosen to do something much more  interesting and fun. ​ Her output to date has included two exquisite albums of dreamy, jazzy, unclassifiable song craft as part of the Bristol-based quartet Rae, plus a handful of small runs of homemade CDs she's sold along the way of her endless, meandering tour of everywhere (in recent years, she's been engaged in something like a micro scale version of Bob Dylan's "Never Ending Tour", living a largely itinerant life from gig to gig, travelling around Britain and Europe with occasional excursions to Japan and the USA). But what sets her apart from just a discography & list of tour dates are the countless guest vocals,collaborations, DIY video sessions, stints in the streets and jazz clubs of New Orleans, (To read about her travels in America go HERE.) spontaneous jams at parties and festivals and, perhaps most precious of all, the sprawling web of connections growing between Leonie and her ever-expanding family of musical sisters and brothers.   She lives for, and is fully immersed in her music, and her inherently cooperative, rather than competitive, spirit means fruitful new connections are continually being made.   Her first "real" solo album, Collaborations Volume 1, sees the perfect execution of a wonderfully spontaneous Leonie Evans kind of idea. One day she decided she was going to travel around England with her guitar & rucksack, visiting some of her favourite bands & recording a single song with each. So she did. ​ From Bristol, there's Count Bobo, a charmingly eccentric rocksteady band which includes some of her Rae bandmates, who accompany her on "Mi Balcon".  There's Jouis, a psychedelic-prog band from Brighton who work their sonic wizardry on "Nothing at all", involving swirly organs, liquid bass &, one-upping her trademark "frumpet" (mouth trumpet) vocal, Leonie pulling off a convincing theremin imitation. ​

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