Strange Attractor is back! The incredible acoustic of Saint Stephens in Stockbridge will be brought alive with three musical acts of subtlety, skill and beauty. Edinburgh’s own acoustic improvisatory conjurers will be joined by The Magic Lantern and Alabaster dePlume for a night of auditory exploration and communication beyond words.
St Stephen’s Stockbridge
£8 advance / £10 on the door
We’re on a spectral adventure, folded 3 ways, and we want to bring you our souls.
An artist dedicated to remedying the anxiety and fear present in everyone, his voice both lifts and calms the senses equally, as he applies jazz technique to a direct and open presentation of original songs.
Most recently joining Jamie Cullens choir at the Proms, the singer and composer Jamie Doe is a rising star of Londons diverse music scene, who never settles without a challenge, and lives to spread love, calm and sincerity.
Jamie has an immediately arresting voice that has been compared to Chet Baker and Jeff Buckley and a unique guitar style that takes elements of folk fingerpicking, Flamenco and West African music
“Very, very special” – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“Intriguing, compelling and exceptional. A man to watch” – The Guardian
Alabaster DePlume (Gus Fairbairn), is a performer, writer and musician. What he makes is jazz/folk with theatrical performance in it, that reassures with behaviour and sound while it challenges with thoughts and words. With a tenor saxophone influenced by 70s-era Ethiopian music and humour akin to Ivor Cutler, Alabaster has toured internationally and locally presenting instrumentals, songs and theatrical scripts that evolve, adapt and interact with the musicians, the audience and the occasion, for all present to know and enjoy the effect of their own presence
Since 2011 he has produced three albums on Manchester label Debt Records, toured Europe as a solo performer, produced short films, and written/performed a play with circus-aerial in Dublin. He has also presented a series of combined-arts events celebrating his work, and the work of others.
His latest LP ‘Peach’ was produced by Paddy Steer, and accompanies short film ‘I Feel Good’ directed by Melodie Roulaud.
“Cheerfully uneasy” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3
“The best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life” – Manchester Jazz Festival website