On Friday February 4th, we saw three of the finest female artists play the humble surroundings of Fuel Cafe. It was yet another packed out night, and for many of the audience, it was the first time they had seen experimental Gramophone DJ Naomi Kashiwagi.
Naomi Kashiwagi is an artist who looks for ways to reinvent the functions of redundant obsolete technologies to reveal inherent potential uses. Her work and performances have been included in UK exhibitions and also in Finland, Germany and Switzerland. Naomi DJ’s with wind-up gramophones playing 78r.p.m. records dating back to the 1920′s.
Next up was the fantastic Josephine, who we had previously filmed at Oklahoma in the Northern Quarter last year after hearing her single ‘I Think It Was Love’ all over BBC 6 Music last summer.
Her underground success had obviously not gone unnoticed with several members of the audience clutching a copy of the metro newspaper which had a full page spread on her.
She didn’t disappoint…
Finally the much anticipated Liz Green brought us her unique French-soul inspired performance. Backed up beautifully by double bass and saxophone, Liz managed to hush and capture this packed out room. Watch this space for Liz Green’s debut album and a very special video!
So there it is. Thanks so much to all who came. It was a great night and we hope you join us for our next event on Friday 4th March at Fuel Cafe.