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Multi-talented violinist Jessica Moss will perform an intimate show at Newcastle’s Head of Steam on Friday 21st June, with the performance featuring pieces from her recent album Entanglement, as well as from 2017’s debut solo release Pools of Light. Each album was released to considerable fanfare, with Clash describing Entanglement as “beautiful, powerful, moving, and seductive.”

Jessica cut her musical teeth as part of Canadian post-rockers Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, formed in 1999. Their subsequent success would take them around the world, and Jessica remains an active member of a project which is constantly evolving. They’ve never shied away from social or political commentary, with much of their work centring on the themes of war, anarchy and freedom.

Her outstanding work as a violinist, vocalist and composer saw her pursue her own musical identity when the band went on hiatus. The decision proved to be an inspired one, and her music spans epic compositions and classical sensibilities, offering both melodic and experimental drone-infused soundscapes with minimal vocals. Her live show promises to be a wondrous event too, and she finds equally thrilling company in support act Nathalie Stern, whose darkly looped folk is utterly spellbinding. Revered ambient drone band Mobius complete the bill.


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