SOPHIA - TRIXIE WHITLEY (solo) - ROSCOE
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Robin Proper-Sheppard and Trixie Whitley share the bill for a night of Belgian-American rock's finest
WhenWed. 29 Apr, 2020
Robin Proper-Sheppard prepares the release of his first solo LP in seven years
Robin Proper-Sheppard and his Sophia Collective (now frequently referred to as Sophia 2.0) are set to release their latest album 'Holding On / Letting Go" (The Flower Shop Recordings/PIAS) on 24/04/2020 and are very excited to announce that they will be kicking off the release at Belgium’s very own La Nuit Botanique Festival (Brussels) on 29/04/2020.
The recording of the new album has continued along the now much lauded path of somber, yet at the same time increasingly frenetic and heavy, live shows that highlighted the return of Sophia’s 2016 album As We Make Our Way (Unknown Harbours) and showcases all of the Sophia 2.0 live entourage (including Belgians Sander Verstraete, Jesse Maes and Bert Vliegen) as well Sophia long-time drummer/percussionist extraordinaire Jeff Townsin.
This new line up, and it's mastery of their quietest of quiet and loundest of loud dynamics, received resoundingly positive acclaim from fans both old and new and saw the band make no less than four full tours throughout Europe during the As We Make Our Way (Unknown Harbours) campaign and we are certain that La Nuit Botanique will soon be the beginning of yet another very successful return to the fans of Sophia.
From a very young age, Trixie Whitley nurtured a singular creative spirit, springing from her restless inner directive. At the age of three, she made her onstage debut alongside her father, the internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Chris Whitley. Never resting on her lineage, Trixie set out to craft a unique personal and artistic identity. One of her early musical efforts impressed the iconic producer Daniel Lanois. He enlisted her to front his own band, Black Dub, with modern jazz drummer Brian Blade and legendary New Orleans bassist Daryl Johnson.
Since 2013, Trixie has emerged as a compelling solo artist with three EPs and two full-length albums in her catalog. “Fourth Corner”, her full-length debut was co-produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Anna Calvi) and engineer/producer Pat Dillett (David Byrne, St Vincent, The Notorious B.I.G)
Her second album "Porta Bohemica" represents an introspective expedition into the depths of her creative identity. Largely self-produced, the album contains contributions from Gus Seyffert (Beck, The Black Keys) and Joey Waronker (Atoms for peace, Roger Waters) .
Her third full length album “Lacuna” is due out on March 29, 2019. The album was entirely written and recorded in Brooklyn, New York and produced by acclaimed “Run the Jewels” producer Little Shalimar.
After having marked the Belgian music scene with their dark and airy signature, the 5 Liège-based members of Roscoe will be back with a new sound. Their first two albums - both honoured with the Album of the Year Octave prize in both 2012 and 2015 - have helped Roscoe build a solid reputation in Belgium and abroad. The group has built its own identity around a music that is both dense and luminous, sometimes tense but aerial, where guitars mix intelligently with electronic sounds. After an exclusive concert at the Francofolies de Spa last summer, the year 2020 will mark their real return in our venues and at Les Nuits!