On Friday 28 February the featured artist at the Semitone Studios live music is Alyss McBirney. Alyss was with us recently as part of the duo The Good Vibrations and we are pleased to welcome her back.
Admission is free but contributions to help cover costs are welcome.
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Alyss McBirney is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. After spending many years singing jazz and Bossa Nova and singing in vocal harmony groups, more recently she has been getting back to her folk roots, writing songs for voice and acoustic guitar. Influenced by artists such as Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega, you can still hear flavours of jazz and bossa nova coming through in vocal inflections, chords and guitar rhythms. Alyss has an uncomplicated vocal style and tends to use fingerpicking on the guitar. Her songs are reflections on life, love, people, and the world around her, with personal narratives veiled in imagery and symbolism. A recurring theme is overcoming adversity through positive action.