Fran & Flora // Aby Vulliamy
// Tickets //
Early Bird (until 06.10) - £6
2nd Release (until 03.11) - £7.50
FInal Release & o.t.d. - £10
Delicately navigating the question of authenticity they've spent years developing a sound which is simultaneously reverent to the traditions they have been studying as well as deeply personal.
Fran & Flora embarked on this musical journey together following many years collaborating with groundbreaking artists including Talvin Singh (Mercury Prize Winner), Sam Lee & Friends (BBC Folk Award winner), Hejira, Dunajska Kapelye, the London Klezmer Quartet, Cosmo Sheldrake and Frank London(Klezmatics, US).
‘a string duo bound for glory’ - Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
‘brave & classy’ - Robert Denselow, The Guardian
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00051g0 "London's best kept secret"
// Aby Vulliamy //
Aby Vulliamy is a multi-instrumentalist (she sings and plays viola, piano, accordion, musical saw, flute) whose first serious forays into recording and performing in 2005/6 were with Scatter (with Alex Neilson of Trembling Bells and Chris Hladowski of The Family Elan), The One Ensemble (Daniel Padden) and Nalle (Hanna Tuulikki). Since then Aby has shared the stage and/or studio with a brilliant array of musicians from a wide range of genres (including Maggie Nichols and Karen Mantler from the jazz/improvisation world, Krautrocker Hans-Joachim Irmler of Faust, indie-rockers Yo La Tengo, folk musicians such as Ali Roberts, Bridget St John and Mike Heron from the Incredible String Band, pop stars such as Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian) and Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) and with a range of ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Aby’s ongoing collaborations include the ones with Stevie Jones (Sound of Yell, since 2012) with Bill Wells (The National Jazz Trio of Scotland, since 2007 with releases on Karaoke Kalk since 2012), with the 14-piece Swiss band Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp (since 2016) with Seth Bennett (En Bas, since 2014) with Matt Bourne (Isotach, since 2017) and with James Mainwaring (since 2019).
Aby features on about 40 albums recorded over the last 16 years. In October 2018 Aby released her first solo album, Spin Cycle, a collection of piano-based songs reflecting on her experience of motherhood.
"Aby Vulliamy is one of Yorkshire's best kept secrets...the assuredness and ingenuity of Spin Cycle...Her voice is fragile but she turns this into a strength, investing the songs in a defiant, introspective melancholy. For fans of Moondog, Robert Wyatt, and life in general." 5 stars out of 5 A. Neilson, Record Collector Sept 2018