ROXANNE DE BASTION
Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic, Alt-Folk
Location: London, England / Berlin, Germany
Discography: The Real Thing (2013), Seeing You EP (2015)
Record Label: Nomad Songs (Independent)
Roxanne De Bastion is one of our favourite singer-songwriters. There is a real charm about both her performance and her music. Over the time we have known Roxanne, we have come to appreciate how very talented and clever a songwriter she is. Roxanne is also very multi-skilled as she runs her own record label 'Nomad Songs', as well as being on the board of directors at the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) which is a not-for-profit organisation set up to protect the rights of featured musical artists particularly in the new digital age. Roxanne also created and organises 'From Me to You' which hosted an excellent musicians conference in November 2014.
Roxanne was born and raised in Berlin. She came to London to develop her musical career on a one-ticket in 2007 with her trusty black Cort guitar. Since then she has gone on from strength to strength recording and releasing her impressive debut album' The Real Thing' in 2013, with The Strokes/Regina Spektor's producer Gordon Raphael in Berlin.
Roxanne spends a lot of time on trains and public transport so much so that her website blog is entitled 'Tales from the Rails'. In fact her debut album was written about her life experiances and the people she met on her musical journey around the UK and Europe.
Roxanne released her great 'Seeing you' EP in 2015. Recorded in London and produced by the award-winning Ben Walker. One of our favourites songs 'Rerun' from the EP has over 10,000 plays on YouTube.
Roxanne is also a huge fan of the Beatles and you can also see their influence as well as other 60's bands like the Kinks in her song-writing.
Standout number...astonishingly assured” (The Sunday Times)
“A real mover and shaker in the independent music world and a great writer” (Ruth Barnes, Amazing Radio)
“One of the most perfect voices I've ever heard” (Tom Whalley, BBC)
“If you ever get a chance to go see her live – definitely do!” (BBC Introducing)