We caught up with King Jamsheed to discuss their debut album, life in lockdown and Druidry. Winter Is Coming is a wonderfully dramatic album that calls to mind the music of Bjork and Kate Bush. King Jamsheed will be performing at Brighton Fringe over the month of June. Lonely Piano is a live stream show you can enjoy from the comfort of your living room.
“Winner of the Irene Mensah Bursary for new-comers of minority communities to Brighton Fringe, Lonely Piano was filmed at the glorious St George’s Church in Kemptown. The church bells can be heard during the show, lending an intensity to an already haunting score.”
“A seasoned performer with global tours under their belt, this is the first programme curated entirely of King Jamsheed’s own material, including their recent single Dog Bones and a collab with underground synth outfit Brighton Pops Orchestra.”
“King Jamsheed has just won Arts Council funding to develop a new music project here in Brighton, involving a range of community music groups and choirs in a unique and ambitious public works project. Meanwhile, the concert Lonely Piano is set to feature in Toronto Jazz Festival among other major festivals across 2021-22 and is part of a crowdfunded music film of the same name. Check out the links below for more.”
Known as Jam to their friends: “The crowdfunder has been fantastically successful and will enable me to employ around ten freelance creatives and dancers on the project, at a time when we’ve been seriously let down by our government. But I’m excited to finally be a part of Brighton Fringe for the first time.”
You can read our interview with King Jamsheed here. Be sure to stream the show and discover their otherworldly songs. Expect more releases to follow.
King Jamsheed: Lonely Piano
By King Jamsheed/Brighton Pops Orchestra
1-30 June £10