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Prohibition Recording Studios Presents – Female Poets of Music

Date and Time:

October 7, 2022 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Events Location:

Prohibition Recording Studios, 24a Arrad Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 7BP, United Kingdom

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About The Events

Female Poets of Music – a series of atmospheric music concerts in Liverpool and Germany, Featuring; Rachael Jean Harris, Dorothy Bird & Nicola Hardman.

// Rachael Jean Harris

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Rachael Jean Harris carves a highly individual sound, blurring the lines between folk, jazz and indie, drawing from a love of adventurous writers such as PJ Harvey, Esperanza Spalding and Kate Bush and allowing a love of poetry and literature to shine in her thoughtful, evocative lyrics.

The majority of her songs fall into rich themes surrounding the lives of people on the raw edges of existence – women in conflict zones, men in long-term confinement; whilst her recent work takes on more personal themes as she discovers how journeys through grief, past relationships and new freedoms find solace and reverberation within the natural world.

“Wildly original songwriting” (Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music)

“Natural, intuitive and utterly spellbinding” (Paul Fitzgerald for Bido Lito!)
photo: Debbie Ellis

// Dorothy Bird

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“sounds magnificent” – Dave Monks BBC Introducing
“This is haunting… piano, deep bass… then the vocal. Oh, this is beautiful.” Del Osei-Owusu, Fresh on the Net
“An engaging, outstanding debut album” – Liverpool Sound & Vision

Leading with heart-breaking delicacy, Dorothy Bird’s songs express complex emotions and ideas, soothing the soul and welcoming a moment of calm and freedom from the chaos of the world.

Presenting engaging, atmospheric soundscapes, alongside beautifully pure vocals that softly and melodically whisper poetic references on life, Dorothy‘s authentic song writing fuses different worlds and mixes the acoustic with layers of electronica and her trademark synth sounds.

Already compared to Björk, Kate Bush and Thom Yorke, Dorothy Bird’s sound is unique and “characteristically individual” – Neil March, Fresh on the Net.

With ringing endorsements from BBC Introducing, Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net & BBC6music Mixtape and Mersey Radio, the Berlin and Liverpool-based art-pop singer-songwriter released two solo Eps. Dorothy Bird’s debut album ‘BELONGING’ has been released on a 12“ gatefold vinyl on Merseyside’s (UK) most eclectic record label, Klee, on the 24th of June 2022.

The digital release will follow on 2nd September.
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photo: Brian Roberts

// Nicola Hardman

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“There is something about Nic that draws you in, captivating you, leaving you wanting to hear more” Buz Magazine
Nicola Hardman is a theatrical alt-pop singer-songwriter originally from Liverpool, noted by reviewers Get Into This for her “kooky avant-garde-ness..

Hardman released her new album ‘Celestial Firebird’ in March 2020 featuring her single ‘Be Kind’ which has already received airplay on local radio stations with a live show for the IWD Showcase at women’s educational unit Blackburne House Liverpool curated by women’s performance activist group We Want Women.

Previously, she released her song ‘Forever (and ever)’ in Nov 2018 which also features on ‘Celestial Firebird’. In October 2017 Hardman released her double single comprising of tracks ‘Just Human’ Hardman’s political contribution to abolish nationalism and promote equality, and her much loved theatrical song ‘Little Fish’ re-released from her debut album Full Beans (2015) “Hardman seems to break some new and unexpected ground – if that is even possible for an artist this versatile.” (Liverpool Acoustic)

Hardman has performed across the UK, appearing on radio shows and local music TV achieving number 2 in a top 20 unsigned music chart for her single Little Fish. She has performed in Liverpool’s Sound City, Smithdown Road and Threshold Festivals and supported acts such as Mark Morriss (The Bluetones) Dave McPherson of InMe and in winter 2018 she supported award-winning Canadian music artiste Jane Siberry on her UK tour.

Hardman will be appearing at Sound City, Secret Garden Festival Liverpool and Burning Woman Festival, London.

She plans to collaborate and write material and perform live shows for the near future.
Photo: Paul Wills

Consider this your chance, as a fan, to come hear the artist you love perform in an intimate, inner-city studio environment and also discover new, similar and fantastic musicians.

This is a unique gig experience that puts you at the heart of the artist’s performance.

A large proportion of the revenue raised from ticket sales is returned to the artists as payment for their talent and musicianship.

Prohibition Recording Studios prides itself in having musical integrity on behalf of ourselves and the artists.

Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

No under 18s allowed. Doors open at 18:30 and the show starts at 19:30.

We politely ask all guests to arrive before the start time to ensure performances are not disturbed.

Main Act: Rachael Jean Harris

Main Act: Dorothy Bird

Main Act: Nicola Hardman

More Info

Ticket sales end at 5pm on the day of the event – No tickets will be available on the door unless specified by Prohibition Recording Studios. 

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Note: There is limited seating at the venue – to avoid disappointment, please arrive for the event start time, which coincides with the doors opening. There are steps on entry to the building, so we are very sorry, but unfortunately due to restrictions of the building management we cannot offer a ramp for wheelchair users at this time. There may be a small card processing fee, unfortunately Prohibition Recording Studios cannot control this. We absorb all other fees where possible.

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