Attitude is Everything's Suzanne Bull MBE to discuss accessibility and live music with acclaimed US artist Gaelynn Lea03 December 2018 - Press release
- Conversation will be moderated by BBC's Nicola Stanbridge before Gaelynn's performance at London's Café OTO on Friday December 14th
- The all-accessible show will include BSL interpretation and captioning. Tickets available here.
- "Karen Dalton and Joanna Newsom melt together in the form of Gaelynn Lea & set about absolutely obliterating your heart." – Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys)
On December 14th, Attitude is Everything's CEO, Suzanne Bull MBE, will take part in a unique and far-reaching Q&A at London's Café OTO with acclaimed violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea - exploring issues around music, disability advocacy, accessibility and inclusivity in the arts.
Suzanne was recently named Campaigner of the Year at Music Week's Women In Music Awards.
Moderated by BBC journalist Nicola Stanbridge, the discussion will be followed by a performance from Gaelynn, accompanied by fellow Minnesota musician and frequent collaborator Dave Mehling.
Doors open 7:30pm, with the programme scheduled to start at 8pm.
Promoted by Damnably and Attitude is Everything, the venue is fully wheelchair accessible, while the performance will include BSL interpretation as well as captioning.
The event will also feature a mix of seated and standing areas. Deaf or disabled customers purchasing an 'accessible ticket' will receive complimentary entry for a personal assistant or support worker.
All tickets are available now through We Got Tickets.
Gaelynn's performance is part of a short UK tour to promote her latest album release, Learning How To Stay.
Wed, Dec 12 – Manchester, UK – Gullivers NQ [info/tickets]
Thu, Dec 13 – Leeds, UK – Wharf Chambers [info/tickets]
Fri, Dec 14 – London, UK - Café OTO [info/tickets]
Sun, Dec 16 – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall [info/tickets]
Tue, Dec 18 – Bristol, UK – Southbank Bristol [info/tickets]
Wed, Dec 19 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store [info/tickets]
Watch Gaelynn Lea perform "I Wait" live at Café Oto in 2017 with Dave Mehling
In 2016, Gaelynn was named the winner of NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert when her original song "Someday We'll Linger in the Sun" rose to the top of over 6,100 submissions from around the US, chosen as the unanimous favourite among the contest's six judges.
Actively performing since 2006, she has contributed to a number of musical projects and played alongside many notable musicians over the years, including Alan Sparhawk and Low, Charlie Parr, Billy McLaughlin, and The Decemberists.
Her new album, "Learning How To Stay ", is an 11-song collection that runs the gamut sonically from pensive and luscious to aggressive and intentioned, from folk to decidedly pop, and even includes a couple of traditional fiddle tunes. With her singular voice and deeply-affecting violin, she guides the listener through a journey that explores the contrasting nature of existence: dark and light, birth and death, anger and forgiveness, sorrow and joy.