Here is a peek at the Reel Me Records / Seventhly EP Launch in Bristol; it was a great night and thanks to all the press and fans that made it to the event.
Seventhly is a new project from Singer Kesty Morrison & Bristol producer Sir Beans O.B.E. This, their debut E. P. release ‘Sleep Quietly’ is taken from the forthcoming LP ‘Sound Mind’ and gives a small taste of things to come. Its sound is based, fundamentally, on raw, brash Hip-Hop beats and classic sampling techniques, with some of Beans’ DJ-ing skills, for extra effect. The soulful and gentle vocals of Kesty Morrison contradicts it perfectly to create a unique sound which is experimental, edgy, passionate yet subtle and unpredictable.
‘Sleep Quietly’ starts proceedings with some high-powered percussion and a sinister piano backdrop, while ‘Make Your Wish’ is a down-tempo, ethereal trip, taking us through to ‘Nothing to Hold’ which finalises the E.P. with a sharp poke to the eardrums, featuring live instrumentation from flautist, Sas Payne.
Listen to ‘Seventhly – Sleep Quietly’
Kesty Morrison is a hard working vocalist who has performed all over the world including Germany, Hong Kong, India and Brazil. She has sung for The Royal Shakespeare Company and for Theatre Uncut at The Young Vic in London. She has also worked with Mercury award nominee Sam Lee, Breakbeat legends CCQ and Roots legends Dub from Atlantis.
Sir Beans O.B.E. is a name that has been synonymous with the Bristol Hip Hop scene for a very long time now. Over the years he has played his part as the D.J. and producer for local groups such as Transcript Carriers (who later became Parlour Talk), Undivided Attention and a list of collaborations, including, Portishead, Def Tex, Aspects, London Hip Hop giants – Gunshot, and RCA Records artist, Jem. His turntable and production skills have gained him recognition across the UK.