Travis Bird sings at Arkadia 23.10 at 18:00-21:00 Rebecca Clamp sings at Arkadia 29.10 at 18:00-21:00

Dear friend of Arkadia,

Travis Bird and Rebecca Clamp are soon coming to sing at Arkadia International Bookshop!

You are most heartily welcome to both events. Entrance is free and they’ll be free green tea.

So, why hesitate? Immediately jot down the dates in your diary and come over even if it’s only for a short while.

See you!

Travis Bird sings at Arkadia International Bookshop on Thursday 23rd between 18:00 and 21:00

Cedar Wax Wings today consists of guitarist and songwriter Travis Bird.  He has worked in and around the always-exciting Chicago music scene as a member of such diverse groups as art punks Team Band and rockers Empire State Express.  He has also performed original and improvised music with theaters in the city.  With his long-running solo project, Cedar Wax Wings, he has recorded an album of his songs, entitled Orphan Autumn.  He is at work on a new set of songs, influenced in part by Richard Thompson, Mark Kozelek, and early Renaissance polyphony.

Rebbecca Clamp sings at Arkadia International Bookshop on Wednesday 29th between 18:00 and 21:00

Rebecca Clamp is a singer songwriter pianist originally from Cambridge

(UK) but now living in Finland. Noted for her passionate voice and idiosyncratic piano playing, she has a style which is entirely her own. Rebecca’s quirky lyrics examine the everyday from unusual

perspectives: she draws you into a world where mobile phones run away to join nunneries and bearded female saints appear at five in the morning to give you advice on your love life. Her lyrical world is rich with the minutiae of life; insects, origami boats, smiles, and cigarette smoke in a beams of light all flicker through her songs. Her intimate and truthful performances take you through the whole range of emotions. She’s been compared to Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, Susan Vega, amongst others but her favourite was when an enthusiastic Italian man came up to her after a gig in Helsinki, kissed her on both cheeks and told her she was like ‘Marian Faithful without the drugs’.

Warm regards,

Ian Bourgeot