1 Jun 2021 Once Only Event
Melbourne-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Erica Bramham launches her third album, Enamel, which follows her critically acclaimed releases Twelve Moons (2016) and Songs From A Midnight Room (2018). Poetic, inventive and uniquely personal, Bramham’s music blurs the boundaries between jazz, folk and classical art music, showcasing her lyrical finesse, musical creativity and a captivating performance style that blends song and story with gorgeous textural soundscapes and improvisation.
A product of Melbourne’s long 2020 lockdown, Enamel features compositions originally written for an improvising ensemble, that were ultimately re-imagined as a solo record with layers of voice, double bass, broken piano, guitar and mandolin melding with field recordings and sampled percussion. Re-imagining the music again for live performance, Bramham is joined by pianist Louise Goh, percussionist Justin Olsson and fellow double bassist Adam Spiegl.
“Bramham and her band have made a fine record of forward looking modern vocal jazz that shows a way to make interesting, lyrically inventive improvised music—let’s just hope that the world is listening.”- Phil Barnes, All About Jazz
“Her singing, meanwhile, rings with humour, sadness and truth, without trying to be jazzy or arty: just a voice of sweet timbre airily delivering the words and melodies with captivating guilelessness. Immerse yourself in what she sings and be enchanted.”- John Shand, The Age / Sydney Morning Herald.
Once Only Event
1 Jun 2021