+ Jim Ghedi
Entry Requirements: 16+ (Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult)
Self-discovery doesn’t come easy. It usually requires a traumatic rite of passage gifting a new perspective to truly understand yourself. 18 months and 10,000kms travelled since her debut LP Listen To Formation Look For The Signs, it’s safe to say with her second album Preservation, Nadia Reid now knows herself extremely well.
“Preservation is about the point I started to love myself again. It is about strength, observation and sobriety” Nadia says. As such Preservation is an ode to self-reflection and self-betterment – the sound of Nadia showing her true colours, taking back power, and learning more about herself. Nadia admits, its “about being OK with who I am in the world, and who I want to be. Learning to live with the fact I’m a person who operates differently to others”.
Nadia’s deftly penetrating observations on life has seen the Guardian call her, “a remarkable talented, assured, clever and confident singer-songwriter… [with] a devastating youthful wisdom that gives her songs a feeling of lasting profundity”. And, on Preservation it appears her own growing realization, and faith in music will take her to new, heady heights – “I remember recording the tracks, it was about 11 at night, and I felt almost transcendental, as if I was out of my body, singing these words to myself. That’s what these songs are; a confession to my future and past self.”
After a series of stunning sold out shows, Nadia Reid heads to the very fitting Bush Hall this summer.
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Jim Ghedi explores finger-style experimental Guitar composition, with a wide repertoire of influences ranging from african music, jazz and eastern european folklore he has crafted his style of playing working heavily in rhythmic phrasing as well as melodic & harmonic experimentation. Planning on releasing 4 albums in 2015 (the first being 'Rue du mont blanc', material inspired by his time spent living in Brussels.) as well as touring throughout the UK & Europe this year.
Previously released 5 albums under his name, also playing alongside such people as James Blackshaw, Cam Deas, C Joynes & Hladowski, Alasdair Roberts, Nick Jonah Davis, Alex nelson's Death Shanties, The Big eyes family players and Trembling bells. As well as recently collaborating & supporting Gwyneth Herbert at the 606 Jazz club in London. Also having an extensive amount of performances collaboratively worked with Sensoria Festival, The Site gallery, Salisbury Acoustic Arts Festival, Brussels experiment international festival, Tramlines festival and also Sheff Doc Fest festival.