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PicaPica | Camille Delean

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The Old Queens Head

44 Essex Road

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A monthly evening of the finest folk music live at the Old Queens Head in Islington

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PicaPica

One for sorrow and two for joy. PicaPica features the vocal interplay of Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates, dual front women who create powerful harmonies atop layers of texture created by Adam Beattie & Sonny Johns, a tiding of magpies picking shiny moments of tone and timbre from 60s west coast, sunshine pop and indie folk.

Josienne and Samantha (AKA “Pica One” & Pica Two”) take two versions of the same idea and the songs are built around that concept in various ways, they sometimes even have two titles for each song, one by Josienne, one by Samantha. Good music loves a contrast. Spring and shade, harmony and melody, brightness and deadpan... So do PicaPica. As writers, they compose songs that hold the sadness closer, yet let the joy fly higher.

“Pica Three”, aka Adam Beattie, Scotland's king of soft-spoken chanson, brings gently morphing textures and detailed guitar playing to every bar, while “Pica Four” is Sonny Johns - a Grammy, Mercury and MOBO-nominated producer/engineer. Sonny’s bass playing and production give PicaPica's otherworldly compositions a seriously grounded sound. This is music for memories that creep in under the door. Songs that wear their cares lightly, shining in the dark. Simply, beautiful, beguiling, elegant sounds.

www.picapicamusic.com

Camille Delean

Growing up in small-town Ontario speaking french, Camille's childhood hours were devoted almost entirely to dance, though music permeated everything. Was dance a symptom, or the instigator of a constant need for movement; to see the world from different angles, to not stagnate or anchor? From age seventeen she moved through numerous places - Nashville, Paris, and finally London, where music projects began to take shape.

Her debut record ‘Music On The Grey Mile’ features musicians from both sides of the Atlantic who have never met, but a clear and unwavering vision lends it cohesion. Together they create a three-dimensional sound, floating from intimate textures to open air, a distant horizon. Restrained rhythms, ankle-deep piano, weaving guitars. Wind-riding vocals navigate, pedal steel and violin hover. The music is deliberately subtle; firmly rooted in traditional song, but unafraid to veer off the trodden path.

www.camilledelean.com


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