Folk – Pop Charity Fundraiser Concert
We are all very excited at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine to announce an evening charity fundraiser concert on Saturday May 6th 2017! It promises to be a fantastic event with amazing folk music in our beautiful Yurt Café in Limehouse raising money for the charity Girls Rock.
East London music and art band, the Seafoxes, are hosting the event with all proceeds going to charity. Band artist Karolina will be painting work inspired by the music during the family friendly evening and her art will be available to buy. The entertainment doesn’t stop there with the Seafoxes performing alongside Hattie Whitehead and Akiko Nozaki.
Girls Rock began in the US more than a decade ago and is now setting up in London. It will organise music camps for girls, who are traditionally underrepresented in the music industry.
An amazing cause, we are sure you’ll agree. Please do help support this event and the music artists performing by buying a ticket and attending the event!
Meet The Music
“Seafoxes play a special brand of folk-inflected, intimate dream-pop, evoking the lush, soft sound of Espers with a fierce individuality and genuineness.” Jamboree, July 2016
“Psychedelic-tinged folk-pop with wonderful vocal harmonies and strings.” Fred Perry Subculture, Jan 2017
Seafoxes is an all-female art-music collaboration based in the former docklands of East London. Their music features ethereal vocal harmonies and bewitching violin instrumentals, while the exquisite artwork is influenced by the diverse topics covered in the song lyrics.
Their debut 6-track mini-album ‘It’s probably nothing, but…’ was released in July 2016. The songs on the EP were influenced by contemporary social issues, such as mental health issues, government surveillance and our culture of excessive consumption.
Enjoy them here at a past gig!
Inspired originally by the earlier sounds of folk artists such as James Taylor, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell, London based artist Hattie Whitehead takes influence from both old and new music, drawing upon the eclectic range of musical styles she has been surrounded by throughout life.
Distinguished by the purity of her vocal tones and crystal clear delivery, her experience of playing, singing and listening to folk, jazz, soul, alternative and many more genres has led Hattie to develop a style that is melodic, soulful, heartfelt and often unpredictable. The release of her debut EP ‘Home’ prompted radio play from stations including BBC and Amazing Radio, and a sell-out launch gig at St Pancras Old Church in London.
Highlights of Hattie’s journey since the release of ‘Home’ have included bookings at top UK festivals such as Latitude, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Field Day and Cambridge Folk Festival, support for up and coming and established artists such as Howard Rose and Beth Rowley and last year winning third prize in Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition. Now working on her next release, Hattie’s eagerness to push boundaries with her music and cross genres has led her to work on tracks that hold folk roots whilst gesturing towards a brand new, fresh and powerful sound.
Again, an amazing cause, so please do help support this event and the music artists performing by buying a ticket, attending the event and having a fantastic time in the process!