Roxanne de Bastion
FEATURED ARTISTS COALITION (UK)
Described by BBC6 producer Tom Whalley as “one of the most perfect voices [he's] ever heard”, Roxanne de Bastion is charming audiences worldwide with her incisive storytelling and emotive folk-pop. Her debut album Heirlooms & Hearsay (released 2017) is a bold autobiographical concept album which was championed by the likes of Janice Long, Chris Hawkins, Gary Crowley and Tom Robinson.
Since its release, Roxanne has toured extensively across the UK and North America, opening for the Wainwright Sisters, Thea Gilmore and Lambchop, as well as performing at Glastonbury on the legendary Acoustic Stage and Stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival. Her UK album launch tour, which was supported by the PRS for Music 'Women Make Music' fund, included a packed show at London’s Roundhouse (Sackler Space). Her last London show was a sold-out book launch at The Lexington for her tour diary Tales from the Rails.
Roxanne is at the forefront of a new wave of artists breaking with tradition to forge exciting independent careers. As such, Roxanne was invited to join the FAC (Featured Artist Coalition), where she sits on the Board of Directors alongside Imogen Heap, Radiohead's Ed O’Brien, Katy Melua and Dave Rowntree of Blur. Roxanne also created FM2U, a music conference specifically from and for musicians, which aims to empower & educate as well as create a strong community of artist entrepreneurs.
“Heirlooms & Hearsay is a beautiful masterpiece! She truly is a rising star - If you get a chance to see her live, please do!"
(Janice Long, BBC Wales)
(Chris Hawkins, BBC6)
“A ‘Real Deal’ Songwriter…Feist with a spark”
(Fresh On The Net)
(The Sunday Times)