Fri 2 Jun, 8pm | Tickets £7.50 | Theatre | Ages 12+
Impact is proud to present Ed Geater, Lady Sanity and Andrew Souter. Fresh from a UK tour, Ed - whose music is an unstoppable combination of soulful voice and virtuosic beatboxing- will be launching his new single featuring another rising star of Birmingham, Lady Sanity. Lady Sanity will also be treating us to a support slot. Completing the line up will be impact's current resident artist, alt-folk singer-songwriter Andrew Souter.
For Birmingham born singer-songwriter and beatboxer Ed Geater, rhythmical dexterity is complemented by lyrical prowess.
Growing up on a staple musical diet of alternative rock, folk and electronica, equally matching his love of classical music, Ed switched his primary childhood instrument from violin to guitar and pursued his love of song-writing, whilst harnessing his metronomic skills as a beatboxer.
Influenced by his obsession with ambient electronic artists such as Bonobo, Boards of Canada and Four Tet – Ed set out to create the same vivid and textural musical landscapes, but only using his organic vocal beats, acoustic guitar and loop station. The resulting sound is an electronic infused, pop-laden and folk inspired tapestry, with clear nods to revered songwriters such as Jeff Buckley and Ben Howard.
Whilst Ed creates this sound completely authentically live, without any sampling, when producing in the studio he is not afraid to weave in layers of sonic textures, synthetic patterns and bass lines into his acoustic arrangements, adding depth and richness to the end product.
For more information on Ed Geater, please visit www.edgeater.co.uk.
Hailing from Birmingham, Lady Sanity, is a twenty-three year old female MC with a message. Her musical interests developed in her teenage years, when she began teaching herself how to play the guitar, exploring music technology and song writing. The desire to become an empowering female emcee led her to network worldwide with producers, rappers and singers over the Internet. In 2014, positive responses to her debut mix-tape, Construction, and support from the BBC, encouraged the rapper to establish herself further in the music industry. Since performing at ‘A night of new music with 6 music’s Tom Robinson’, ahead of the BBC Music Awards in Birmingham, she has released two EP’s; 'Summer in September' and most recently ‘The Graduate’.
Last summer has been a successful one for Lady Sanity, securing slots at Glastonbury Festival and a main stage slot at Boom Bap Festival.
With musical interest originating from multiple genre's, her inspiration is never ending; with influences from the greats like Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte and Missy Elliot.
The new era of real female emcee's are back; and Lady Sanity is one to watch for, rising on the rap scene.
Andrew Souter is a singer-songwriter whose voice evokes a range of times and places, from his home town of Birmingham during the Blitz to the timeless melancholy of a run-down seaside town.
His self-titled debut EP showcases his current live set – by turns wry and heartfelt, combining intricate guitar parts with earworm melodies.
He is currently working on his debut album, performing around the UK, and trying to find time to read.