Lily Oakes – New Live Dates & Video Share

Lily Oakes – New Live Dates & Video Share

LILY OAKES

LONDON SHOWS:

JUNE 27TH BIRTHDAYS, DALSTON  (w/ Asha)

JULY 08TH THE FINSBURY, MANOR HOUSE (stage time 8.30)

DEBUT EP – ‘MAMA’ EP – OUT NOW

 

London based singer-songwriter Lily Oakes has announced two London shows to coincide with the recent release of her debut EP with Ditto.

 

Accompanied by her band, she will play Birthdays in Dalston on Monday the 27th of June followed by a show at The Finsbury in Manor House on Friday the 8th of July 2016.

 

The ‘Mama’ EP, recorded at Kensaltown Studios with producer Ian Barter, features five brand new tracks including the lead single ‘Sometimes’ which is accompanied by a stunning video directed by Enrico Labriola.

 

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Lily Oakes grew up in a West London household listening to her father play Jerry Lee Lewis’ ‘Great Balls of Fire’ on their dusty old piano and her mother playing the albums of Beenie Man, Marvin Gaye and Nora Dean on the school run.  She began writing poems secretly at thirteen before spending every spare moment teaching herself how to mix old school garage and d’n’b 12” singles with classic and collectable vinyl on her turntables.

 

Lily’s breakthrough came when she was introduced to Jack Savoretti. Jack overheard Lily singing the gospel classic, ‘Joyful Joyful’ and immediately asked to meet her. Consequently, he introduced her to Kensaltown Studios, a hub of writers, producers and creativity, where she went on to meet Mike Dixon (Soda Rock). Mike managed Duffy at the time as well as a producer called Ian Barter who he introduced to Lily. Together, they went on to produce the five track ‘Mama’ EP.

 

Combining a love of choral and orchestrated music to film and cartoon scores, Lily eliminates context to give precedence to the more emotive elements, with an emptiness of space integral to the minimalism of the work. Think Massive Attack and London Grammar, Lily is an innovative singer-songwriter, her sound is sparse, dark and deeply affecting.

 

LIVE DATES:

JUNE 27TH BIRTHDAYS, DALSTON  (w/ Asha)

JULY 08TH THE FINSBURY, MANOR HOUSE (stage time 8.30)

 

Website http://www.lilyoakes.co.uk

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/lilyoakesmusic

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lilyoakesmusic

Twitter https://twitter.com/lily_oakes

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lilyoakesmusic/

Apple Music https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/lily-oakes/id1083396377

VEVO http://bit.ly/lilyoakesvevo

For press enquiries andy.fraser@dittomusic.com

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