Fridolijn @ The Alternative Escape!
BiGiAM Management & The Latest Organisation are delighted to be hosting an official Alternative Great Escape showcase performance by Fridolijn at the Latest Musicbar in Brighton at 9.30pm on Wednesday 17th May, on the eve of the Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Fridolijn (pronounced 'Free-Doe-Line') blurs the boundaries between cinematic folk, singer-songwriter, jazz, electronica and broken beats, which blend to produce compellingly beautiful and haunting songs. The debut album of the previous band she led, Finn Silver, reached top chart positions in Holland and Japan, and her impressive CV already includes playing the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival, i-tunes hailing her as ‘New Jazz Artist of the Year, and, more recently, her debut solo album 'Catching Currents' being released by (major label) V2 in Netherlands, from which the opening song 'Frame This'has attracted nearly 900k Spotify plays and rising.
Fridolijn has also performed with the likes of (MOBO winners) Kairos 4tet, guitarist Stuart McCallum (Cinematic Orchestra) and Richard Spaven (Jose James, Flying Lotus, Jordan Rakei).
Fridolijn comes from the same generation as Becca Stevens, Gretchen Parlato, Esperanza Spalding, Lianne LaHavas and Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote). Strong, young female vocalists, who have in common that their rich harmonic sense and lush rythmic pallet are a strong core to their music. Although she has, at times, also occasioned comparisons with acts as diverse as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, or Massive Attack the reality is Fridolijn is very much a singular voice with her own, very compelling, artistic vision.
This is a rare chance for UK folk to witness her perform under intimate conditions in a noted venue, renowned for it's ambience and sound.
Tickets are £10 / Free for Great Escape wristband holders.