“This is simply world-class work, by any standard” – Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6
We’re delighted to kick off this very special season of Soundhouse Spotlight online concerts with one of our very favourite singer songwriters.
Lizabett Russo merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, avant garde folk and world music, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice. The BBC have championed her work – featuring on both BBC Radio 3 and 6Music as well as the BBC stage at Latitude Festival. She has also toured extensively around Europe and Asia.
Musically Russo’s influences are wide ranging. Echoes of her native Transylvania (Romania) are beautifully interwoven with avant garde folk, contemporary jazz and world music.
For this specially filmed Spotlight gig, Lizabett will be accompanied by the award-winning jazz guitarist Graeme Stephen. Graeme leads and contributes to a multitude of musical projects in Scotland and overseas, playing a wide array of styles from free improvised jazz to Scottish folk. Stephen’s peerless improvisational skills and talent for composition make him one of Scotland’s most exciting and prodigious musical talents.
THE SOUNDHOUSE VIEW:
In 2019 we were invited to take part in ‘Fair Saturday’, an international event to counter the consumerism of Black Friday. Soundhouse trustee Aidan O’Rourke curated a concert at the Queen’s Hall where Transylvania’s Lizabett Russo ended the first half. The ensuing rush to the merchandise table cleaned out her stock of CDs. With guitarist Graeme Stephen this is a knock-out act – Douglas and Jane-Ann
Concert available to view from Monday 22 February 2021 at 8pm
You can book at any time until Monday 1 March 2021 at 8pm, and you have one week to watch it from date/time of booking. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help booking your ticket.
Tickets from £5