Balcony is an online music festival in aid of NHS Charities Together, supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients. The show will be free to view at joyzine.org and our partner blogs who have collaborated to create this event. Viewers are encouraged to make a donation to the charity if they can afford to do so. You can donate on this link: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/BalconyOnlineMusicFestival
Presented by Louise Schofield (BBC Sesh), the festival will include exclusive live performances by bands and artists selected by Joyzine, Louderthanwar, LOUD WOMEN, God Is In The TV Zine., GigSlutz, The Zine UK, Benumu, Crocroland, Sonic Tonic, The Bechdel Sound Test and Quarantini – Live Virtual Bar.
Thomas Truax on the Joyzine Stage
Weekend Recovery on the CroCroLand Stage
ARXX on the Loud Women Stage
Stephen Evens on the Gigslutz Stage
Birthmarks on the Zine UK Stage
Jack Found on the Benumu Stage
Call.Me.Tiece (Girlhood) on the Bechdel Sound Test Stage
Cookie on the Quarantini Stage
ALOHA DEAD on the Sonic Tonic Stage
+ more TBC
Watch the festival online at joyzine.org and our partner blogs.
Balcony Online Music Festival is named in tribute to the Italian musicians who have been singing from their windows through their Coronavirus lockdown.
> THE PERFORMERS
Furious guitar riffs and all consuming vocals swiftly engulf you as you are unapologetically swept up amongst an electrical infused wave of poker-faced furore. As the band have continued to grow and improve since inception, they have caught the ears of many industry leading blogs, leading them to be championed by the likes of Louder Than War, who premiered their album ‘Get What You Came For’. Whilst also being reviewed by the likes of NME, Cat On The Wall, Get In Her Ears, Music Glue and being recommended by Abbie McCarthy on BBC Introducing in Kent, Planet Rock, Radio X, Amazing Radio and Kerrang!
Birthmarks is a UK based art rock band from London, fusing elements of electronica, trip hop and traditional songwriting into powerful emotive songs delivered with raw unapologetic honesty.
Bright and energetic a kaleidoscope; complex percussion supports strong melodies, trombone riffs interplay with multi-layered orchestration and a remarkable voice reminiscent of early Bowie shimmers over the top. It’s not Pop, It’s not Rock. Its Jack Found.
Jack has developed a unique style, “I’ve been working to develop a distinctive sound, something a little different, a sound that people will recognize as me, even if they don’t like it they will definitely know it’s me” A classical training, a period as a leading youth jazz musician, and the skills of a multi instrumentalist give a strong sonic depth and musical width to his songs. Influences there are so many; Beck, Of Montreal, Bjork, The Flaming Lips and Bowie,
The result sits somewhere in the hallowed ground of Davie Byrne (Talking Heads), Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand and Jarvis Cocker, remarkable company for a twenty year old.
Tiece is a Singer, Producer and songwriter. With her smoky, seductive voice; chilled neo-soul vibes and slow trip-hop grooves, Tiece is guaranteed to grab your attention.
Stephen Evens is a songwriter who has a lot of bitterness and resentment and is channeling it into writing songs to avoid its manifestation into a cancer or abnormal growth.
He has spent most of his days touring here and there with minor indie celebrity. He has for now shunned the tourbus lifestyle for a wander through his own songbook for a change. Armed with a battered guitar, a casiotone and a few pedals Stephen presents songs that mix the likes of Yo La Tengo & Ivor Cutler with broken friendships and human error.
Experimental singer songwriter and beat boxer.