Shama + special guest Chris Hornsby | Album Launch Show @ Sebright Arms, London [4 April]

Shama + special guest Chris Hornsby | Album Launch Show

19:30 - 23:00

 Facebook event page
Sebright Arms
31-35 Coate Street, E2 9AG London, United Kingdom
WED 4 APRIL 2018



SEE Tickets:

Shama Rahman Arts performs with her electro-acoustic band with live Sitar, uniquely taking it out of the traditional context, across genres including jazz, live electronics, psychaedelia, pop, afro latin worldbeats & Indian/Western melodies. Her music has been championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Songlines, Arts Desk and the BBC (quotes below)

Her upcoming album 'Truth BeTold' is the first live album to be recorded throughout using the pioneering wearable technology ' gloves' — famously publicised by Imogen Heap. Shama was the first artist-in-residence and along with only a handful of 'glovers' in the worldwide community, she uses the gloves to create sounds and FX by hand gestures. The recordings therefore have live electronic manipulation with improvising musicians including MOBO-winner Moses Boyd, capturing an electric live atmosphere with the polish of a studio album. This infectious energy is what is translated in her live shows with the electronic wizardry of 'Slowly Rolling Camera' producer Deri Roberts

Her multimedia performance of the album at the Southbank was featured on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and most recently, she performed the album on an expedition as the first Sitarist in Antarctica as part of the first Antarctic Biennale — which made The Times and Radio 4's Front Row.

Fresh from a festival performance at Bestival she has also played at the London and Manchester Jazz Festivals, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Green Man and extensively at international jazz, beats and world festivals.

Songlines: 'the triumphant expression of a unique vision and inimitable sound’

Songwriting Mag: 'Imagine DeadCan Dance and Björk getting together in a folk club, to make jazzy trip-hop records...with sitars.’

Wonderland Mag: «You’re about to get goosebumps, seriously. Releasing the title track to her upcoming album, “Truth BeTold” is the haunting new track from Shama. With stunning melodies and a dream-like vibe, Shama switches between English and French vocals… An absolutely gorgeous track, prepare to have it stuck with you long after you’ve finished listening.»

«Love It All. Brilliant!»-Gilles Peterson
«Impressively inventive...Shama Rahman's band performing quirky, intelligent tunes», — Arts Desk

«Beautiful and Intoxicating.I've completely fallen for this lady.I love it», — Michelle Hussey, BBC Introducing

"..consistently able to combine new elements & sounds with what is already present to create an incredibly unique record… a musical & paramusical strength that many others could take valuable lessons from, may her own work continue to show those strengths for a long time to come."- 7bitArcade

'New, creative work by Shama Rahman or soon to be Dr Rahman!' — Lopa Kothari, BBC3 World Routes

«Truly outstanding and original the next level» — Gigs and Festivals

'Sunny and Shay':«Wow..that was amazing! We could have you on all day!» — BBC London Radio

Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Sebright Arms:

Marie Dahlstrøm at Sebright Arms
Sebright Arms
Slay Low pres Walter etc / Sebright / 26 Mar
Sebright Arms
Odyxxey presents. Mr Ben & friends
Sebright Arms
The Ramona Flowers / Tokyo Taboo / I Am Aquitaine / Kyoti
Sebright Arms
Welcome to The Milk Disco All Dayer
Sebright Arms
SAXON ZINE pres: Strange Cages / Curfew / Ditz / Slobheads
Sebright Arms
Ghost Road Management presents
Sebright Arms
LITM: Febueder EP launch / Crooked Teeth / Cocoa Futures
Sebright Arms
Cry Me a River. Karaoke Fundraiser for Bloody Good Period
Sebright Arms
Millions pres Pillow Queens / Sebright / 10 Apr
Sebright Arms
Cloud Castle Lake
Sebright Arms
Lusts // London
Sebright Arms
CLEAN x Slay Low: Mummy / Splurge / Camcorder
Sebright Arms
Ist Ist + special guests
Sebright Arms
Fil Bo Riva at Sebright Arms
Sebright Arms
We Can Do It: False Advertising/Dancehall/HUSSY
Sebright Arms
Turtle Tempo Presents: FOXE + Blushes (co-headline show)
Sebright Arms

The most anticipated events in London :

Wizard Fest London
London, United Kingdom
Jeremy Corbyn Victory Rave
The Red Lion, Westminster
Hospitality In The Dock 2018
Tobacco Dock Venue LTD
Sold Out: Planet Earth II Live in Concert
Royal Albert Hall
Vegan Festival comes to London
London, United Kingdom
Say ‘Wow’ like Owen Wilson at Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
Bonobo Live: Alexandra Palace - London, UK - SOLD OUT
Alexandra Palace
Hot Since 82 presents Labyrinth
Tobacco Dock Venue LTD
The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon
London Marathon
The most popular events in your news feed!