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Devon Sproule returns to London for her first UK show since 2017.
Devon Sproule is a Canadian/American musician living in rural Virginia, raised on eco-villages near Kingston, Ontario and Louisa, Virginia. The 33-year-old, in addition to being a musician, is a high school drop-out, a mother, a birder, and a student of Deaf Culture and sign language. She has been married to producer Paul Curreri for 10 years.
Devon Sproule’s music welcomes the magical and the tangible. It celebrates human complication in the language of nature. It is North American music with weirdo roots.
Since 2007, Sproule’s recordings have been released by Tin Angel Records, based in Coventry, England. She collaborates regularly with Toronto-based band Bernice and producer Sandro Perri. In Summer 2015, she recorded songs from a new collection, “The Gold String,” in Yukon and Nova Scotia. Besides Canada and America, Sproule also tours regularly in Europe and has traveled with her music to Africa and Australia.
Devon returns to the UK this April as she tours her upcoming album Pink Noise.
“Sproule’s lyrics glance off each other arrestingly, juxtaposing images.” - Financial Times
“Here in her mellifluous vocals and poetic, freewheeling lyrics that, in the way of Bjork and Joanna Newsom, are more blank verse than rhyming schemes” - Observer
“Dreamy songs of rural domestic bliss” - The Guardian
PLUS support from Marker Starling
After recording and performing for many years as Mantler, Toronto’s Chris A. Cummings renamed himself Marker Starling in 2012. A solo performer for much of his career, Cummings became known for his signature Melancholy Party Jams, played on a Wurltizer electric piano, with drum machine accompaniment.
A fantastic folk-pop songwriter with an interest in jazz. Devon Sproule was born on a hippie commune in Ontario in 1982 but moved shortly thereafter to a Virginia-based commune & eco-village called Twin Oaks. She’s lived in the area ever since. Sproule's first UK release (her 3rd US release), 'Keep Your Silver Shined' (2007), proved an indie hit for her Coventry-based label Tin Angel Records, topping year-end lists and landing her a spot on Later...with Jools Holland. 'Sproule's vocal and lyrical beauty is unmatched' (Rolling Stone).
See Devon Sproule tour dates
After recording and performing as Mantler for over ten years, Chris A. Cummings changed his band name to Marker Starling in 2012. His fifth album (and first as Marker Starling) "Rosy Maze" will be released internationally by Tin Angel and Japanese label Windbell in 2013. The new album, three years in the making, is produced by longtime collaborator Zack G, and features the drumming and bass of two veteran Toronto musicians, Jay Anderson and Matt McLaren. Full of funky, ear-enticing arrangements and scatter-bombed with mind-bending chord changes, the album will also feature strings, horns, vibraphone, accordion, organ, group vocals, and Cummings' own wurlitzer electric piano.
See Marker Starling tour dates
- 96-98 Pentonville Road
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