Luca Firth

19th May 2023

, 19:30

Luca Firth is a music artist from London; inspired by the likes of Justin Vernon, Phil Elverum and Sharon Van Etten, he made use of lockdown by taking a DIY approach to recording his own brand of indie folk.

“When the lockdown hit, I was in Italy, living in my grandparents garage and working on a farm,” says Luca. “Being surrounded by nature at a time when the world was standing still kick-started an idea to begin recording what will eventually be an album, making use of natural outdoor space to lay down the foundations.”

Fast forward a few months and Luca attended a covid-stricken Exeter University where he finds himself completely confined to halls. With an abundance of inspiration and a lack of resources, he began to rearrange, record and mix the songs he had written, armed with just a laptop, a microphone and a couple of guitars, often using furniture as makeshift instruments to conjure up percussive soundscapes.

Supporting:

Ella Tobin – Hailing from South-East London, 22 year old singer/songwriter Ella Tobin creates music that openly invites people into her world, urging her listeners to lean deeper into their own emotions and see the beauty in vulnerability.

Bailey Lanes – Pianist, poetic storyteller and experimental producer Bailey Lanes delves into her own experiences to provide vivid musical narratives for a disenchanted generation. Sonically, we hear Lanes channeling the spirit of Bristol’s 90s Trip Hop scene, with nods to Massive Attack and Portishead in instrumentation and production.