It was great fun taking part in this competition for Best Tube To - you can be in with a chance to win £1000 if you can spot the London landmark in the background of the various busking performances that is used twice, it just costs £1 to enter- Good Luck! xxx
If you’re on the streets of South London and you see kids or drunks dancing to an ear-catching mix of Ska/Punk/Indie/Blues and Afro-Latin you may have stumbled across one of the unique street performances of Phoenix Raven. Cheering up passers-by young and old (drunk and sober!) with their memorable melodies and eclectic beats and inspiring lyrics of hope, truth and survival through testing times and tough losses.
Described by local press as “Fiery, Fiesty and hot to Rock with Reggae”, “So unique and so brave” and by one audience member as “The 2 heaviest bitches I’ve ever seen!”, Phoenix Raven are the individually talented and collectively powerful combination of Jules Phoenix (singer/songwriter/ electric guitar) and Remi F (Afro-Latin percussion/ backing vocals). Jules has been described as “The Reggae Anna Calvi” and compared to Chrissie Hynde with a Hendrix and Santana inspired guitar style, while Remi has been called an “Amazonian Rhythmatist” bringing hip-hop sensibilities to her unique Afro-Latin percussion kit and adding soul inspired backing vocals.
They joined forces in 2010 and have played in a number of venues in and around London, Birmingham and Brighton including the Water Rats, O2 Islington and Nambucca, and at festivals including Ambition Croydon, Brockley Max and Lewisham People’s Day. They released the London Road EP in 2012- the same year that Remi performed in the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies with the Pandemonium Drummers.
Currently promoting the EP they released last year, “It’s Time”, which has been charting on various online independent music sites , Phoenix Raven are about to record their next EP.
Jerk and Reggae Night!
Performing at the opening night of the Brockley Max festival, along with other local acts near the Brockley Barge pub on Foxberry road. Phoenix Raven are playing from 6- 6.30pm.
South Norwood Community Festival event with Mangoseed, Moses and Phoenix Raven. Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk
Phoenix Raven playing at 9pm Free Entry
All Female Showcase featuring Katya, Patti Paige, Marisca Martina, Alo, Laura Victoria and Phoenix Raven.
Phoenix Raven 5:50pm Tinmen 5pm Granfalloon 4:10pm Martin Young 3:20pm Rob Doherty 2:30pm Marc Todd 1:40pm Anita Maj 12:50pm Jean Genie 12:00pm
Free Entry Live Music featuring Phoenix Raven and Ace Motif.
Free entry - donations welcome, an eclectic mix of performers featuring Phoenix Raven, John Paul Elliot, Pixie Saf, Robert Clarke and Soul River Butterflies.
We'll be back here again for this year's festival - performing at 5pm.