CANADIAN RETRO POP SINGER-SONGWRITER BIANCA JAMES SET TO MAKE LIVE UK DEBUT - OCTOBER 2023
Fresh off the back of releasing her glorious debut album, Toronto’s best-kept secret Bianca James is flying across the pond to make her UK live debut in October 2023.
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“A rollicking soul-pop party…echoes of the '90s, almost unashamedly catchy” - ROLLING STONE
While many artists mine similar veins of vintage musical vibes, few do so as convincingly and effortlessly as Bianca James. On her independent self-titled debut album, Bianca nails it with her huge voice and a degree of cinematic flair that captures all the drama and glamour of the time, while adding an eminently satisfying splash of modern pop to the mix. With a full band behind her for the UK shows, Bianca’s album will faithfully be brought to life in what is set to be a triumphant full-circle moment for the Canadian singer.
“I am so thrilled to be coming to perform in Glasgow and London with my brand new incredible UK band! I'm very inspired by British musicians from the 60's and today, so although these are my first shows in the UK, this feels like I'm coming home to my musical roots. Get ready for fun!” – Bianca James
Timeless is perhaps the best way to describe Bianca’s contemporary take on a truly classic, international sound – one that draws reference from American and British 1960s styles with a melding of elements of Motown, Soul, and modern pop. Bianca’s unique musical style has gained press support from the likes of Rolling Stone Germany, Wonderland and EARMILK while also receiving radio airplay from places such as Amazing Radio, The Sound Lab and Gorgeous Radio. Additionally, her music has landed in prominent tastemaking playlists such as Apple Music’s Best New Songs, New Music Daily, Neu in: Pop and Breaking Pop.
While Bianca’s journey may have started by selling her car to finance recording her music, it’s one that eventually saw some prolific names joining her in realising her vision. Recorded in LA, Toronto, and the UK (at The Kinks' iconic Konk Studios) and produced by multiple Grammy nominee Rob Kleiner (Sia, David Guetta) and Juno-nominee Thomas McKay, Bianca depended on a time-tested approach for the album – recording with live players, such as The Hollywood Horns who contribute a stellar performance on album highlight ‘Bang Bang Baby’.
Tracking with a group of top-flight musicians, including Michael Bublé former MD/Saxophonist Gene Hardy, allowed Bianca to capture her distinct vision on record with clarity, depth, and power. “Music made with actual organic instruments and real musicians, to me, is timeless,” Bianca says, citing the work of artists like Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Mark Ronson.
While she's quick to credit everyone for their indelible contributions, at its core the album owes its strength and universal appeal to Bianca's undeniably powerful voice, finely honed chops as a songwriter, and unwillingness to compromise on her dream. Ultimately, the album is the culmination of hard work, writing, travelling, honing her skills, and embracing every experience – the good, the bad, and the ugly – as fuel for her innate creative fire.
Be sure not to miss this charismatic and glamorous performer when she takes to the stage.
Bianca James will be playing in the UK October 2023.
Bianca James’ self titled debut album is out now.
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October 13, 2023 11:17am ET by Measure PR