The Venus Bushfires

The Venus Bushfires

  • Hometown: London
  • Genre: Acoustic
  • Influences: Avant-garde, psychedelic, tribal and meditative arts, 70s musical pioneers such as Fela Kuti and Can
  • Lineup: Helen Parker-Jayne

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Nigerian born singer-songwriter, composer and performance artist explores the ethereal sounds of the hang, the power of the talking drum and the quirks of children’s toys cross-fertilising multiple visual and musical styles.

Helen harnesses influences from Avant-garde, psychedelic, tribal and meditative arts and draws inspiration from 70s musical pioneers such as Fela Kuti and Can, creating music and stories that explore the sensual and the spiritual.

Helen has become known for her captivating and trance inducing live sets, immersive performance-art shows and impromptu sound journey displays in unusual spaces.

She has created music for Sony PlayStation and Disney and her song’s have featured on French TV and documentary films.

In 2008 she orchestrated the world’s first ever ‘hang flash gig’ which was broadcast on Channel 4.

Last summer she played percussion with Sir Paul McCartney, which she says was an “unexpected, accidental and beautiful blessing”.

In February 2013 she will perform at the Victoria and Albert museum, London Fashion Week and the Old Vic Tunnels. She’s will also be playing at a number of festivals this summer.

Her debut EP The Venus Bushfires is due for release in February 2013.


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