Lockdown Live Lounge: Katy Alex & Madeleine
Written by katehazeldine on 17th September 2020
Lockdown Live Lounge returns with two more concerts from one home to another! We may still be (2 metres) apart, but now more than ever we need to connect with our online communities to bring us together. We hope to do just that this week, with some more fresh talent from around the globe.
Lockdown Live Lounge invites our favourite artists, local and afar, to live-stream a mini gig from their homes. Every Monday and Thursday at 2pm give your ears and eyes a little hug from the freshest talent across the UK. An intimate experience direct from living room to living room, we invite you to sink into our ‘Lockdown Live Lounge’, but from the comfort of your own home. You don’t even have to get dressed to go out!
This week, we’re delighted to kick off with local pop songstress, Katy Alex! From an early age, Katy Alex has been linked to music. Growing up around the corner from John Lennon’s childhood home, she has always been surrounded by the history of music in Liverpool.
After discovering the music of KT Tunstall and Amy MacDonald in her early teens, Katy decided to pick up the guitar and start writing songs of her own. But it was when she discovered St Vincent that Katy found real direction; the work of Annie Erin Clarke made Katy realise that pop songs can be written on a guitar. The album ‘Masseduction’ in particular broadened her horizons and references when it came to the world of production. Now, with her love of Scandinavian pop stars like Tove Styrke, Sigrid and, of course, ABBA alongside her flawless delivery of the perfect pop songs, Katy’s ready to release a clutch of ear worm inducing tunes. Check out her recent (and gorgeous) cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams‘ for a taster of what to expect!
Then we’ll be heading South for a live solo set from singer and keys player, Madeleine Jones! Growing up in a musical family in South-West London, Madeleine has been exposed to jazz and soul from an early age and this is evident in her sound-world.
Starting out in the underground London jazz scene and playing for artists such as Raveena and Kwaku Asante, her work has primarily been as a session musician, as well as being a creative member of Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline since 2019. Currently working on her debut EP, Madeleine will be performing stripped back versions of upcoming material.
Join us on our Facebook page for Katy Alex on Monday 21st September, 2pm and for Madeleine on Thursday 24th September, 2pm.