Brigitte Beraha – Voice, (Electronics), compositions
George Crowley – Tenor Saxophone, Clarinets, (Electronics)
Alcyona Mick – Piano, (Synth)
Tim Giles – Drums, (Electronics)
Born in Milan to a Turkish father and Turkish-British mother, Beraha grew up on the Côte d’Azur in France where her first music memories are of sitting and listening to her dad play piano and sing. This musical, multinational and multilingual upbringing combined to inspire and mould one of the most creative vocalists and composers on the UK scene.
Embracing a wide variety of music influences and genres, from jazz and latin to classical and, more recently, electronic, Beraha’s sound is free and fluid with an emphasis on exploration and expression. Fearlessly testing the limits of the voice as instrument, her sound is distinguished by the unexpected, with free improvisation and evocative wordless singing at its core.
Nominated Best Vocalist in the 2021 Jazz Parliamentary Awards, Brigitte Beraha’s early incarnation of Lucid Dreamers premiered at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall as a trio with George Crowley (Melt Yourself Down, Yazz Ahmed) and Tim Giles (Nostalgia 77, Iain Ballamy) in November 2019 as part of the London Jazz Festival, with music written by Brigitte, inspired by the industrial world that we live in. Now extended to a quartet with world class Alcyona Mick (Natacha Atlas) on piano, the quartet released their debut album‘Lucid Dreamers on Let Me Out Records in July 2020 and just recorded their second album due for release next year. The original music – with or without lyrics – is both melodic and abstract. It draws from the jazz, folk, contemporary classical and electronic worlds, with atmospheric and open improvisations, exciting grooves and impactful stillness.
“Entrancing and very beautiful.” LondonJazzNews
“Lucid Dreamers is forceful, sustained aural theatre, and it demands nothing but your dreams in action in return. Utterly stunning.” Liverpool Sound and Vision
“I’m a big fan of the vocalist Brigitte Beraha. She has a unique, exploratory, explosive, fascinating voice”. Jez Nelson, Somethin’ Else, Jazz FM
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