Jordan Darling talks to Loreli at the 69 Cafe folk festival about getting into the folk scene, her bucket list, and Greek mythology.
Posted Dec 30, 2015
About Jordan Darling:
Jordan Darling is an indie pun princess who will look you in the eyes while wryly plucking on your heartstrings. She's always been a singer, starting young with Disney songs and country ballads and moving on to Italian arias and choir music in middle and high school, but started writing and performing her own songs at the age of seventeen. Since then, she's performed on a variety of stages for audiences large and small in the US, Israel, and China. Emotional, playful, erudite, and genuine, Jordan's folk originals are half heart, half art, and entirely worth your time.
Shannon Lethbridge talks to Loreli at the 69 Cafe folk festival about her musical family, the Beijing folk scene, and in the process accidentally outs Amy as a Taylor Swift fan.
Posted Dec 24, 2015
About Shannon Lethbridge:
Shannon Lethbridge is a sunny indie-folk goddess with an enchanting soulful side. Surrounded by music her whole life, she only discovered her passion for singing and writing four years ago when she decided to sing a poem she wrote in her teens. Born in Australia, she left her home over a year ago to travel, teach and play music! She is currently residing in Beijing playing it solo and in her folk-rock band 'The Plum Trees'. She is lead on vocals, plays acoustic guitar and ukulele. Recently she has started experimenting with a loop pedal, layering vocals and ukulele to create rich sounds, similar to that of a choir.
Belle Taylor delivers her brand of Aussie stand-up at The Bookworm ahead of her departure from Beijing.
Posted Dec 17, 2015
About Belle Taylor:
Belle Taylor is an Australian journalist, flaneur, terrible student of Mandarin and sometime comedian. She moved to Beijing in 2012 and thinks it's one of the most exciting cities in the world. She is author of Cool Beijing, an alternative travel guide to the Chinese capital that is currently available on Amazon.
After nearly four years, Belle has decided to leave China and head for warmer climates in Australia. Loreli was able to get its hands on one of Belle's final stand-up performances at The Bookworm. (Audio and video available).
The Death Narcissist talk to Loreli about their DIY attitude toward making music and flannel shirts, and their secret antique brooch collection. This is part two of a Carlo BANG BANG; last week we talked to one of his other bands, Harridans.
Posted Dec 10, 2015
About The Death Narcissist:
The Death Narcissist is a Beijing-based trio, a side project of local musicians drawing from the bands Luv Plastik, Nakoma and Harridans. Guitarist Tim Zhang, bassist Daniel Lenk and drummer Carlo V. Fuentes came together in late 2014 with the goal of making Beijing’s biggest circle jerk. Drawing in audiences with a raw, energetic live show.
Loreli was able to catch up with The Death Narcissist during Carlo's birthday week at Temple, in which he performed with a different one of his many, many bands each night.
Harridans talk to Loreli about their multitude of lineup changes and unabashedly confess their love of The Eagles. This is part one of a Carlo BANG BANG, next week Death Narcissist.
Posted Dec 3, 2015
'Harridans are a five piece band from Beijing, china. Their music is a blend of glitzy 70's art rock, classic British folk and the poppier side of English progressive rock. Their gigs often border on the chaotic, bridging the gaps between the wise, the kind and the eternal....a fascination for the masses. Loreli was able to catch up with Harridans during Carlo's birthday week at Temple, in which he performed with a different one of his many, many bands each night.