Wednesday 16.6 at 6pm: Concert of singer and songwriter Rebecca Clamp!

Dear friend of Arkadia, You are warmly invited to yet another wonderful recital by songwriter and singer Rebecca Clamp on Wednesday 16.6 at 6pm. Come and bring all your relatives, friends and acquaintances, it’s a very special occasion! Warm regards, Ian – Entrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be very welcome. Rebecca Rebecca Clamp is known for her passionate and idiosyncratic piano playing and personal song lyrics that focus on the minutiae of life – often from a humourous or unusual viewpoint. Originally from Cambridge (UK) after six years here Rebecca now considers herself a Kallio girl, and many of her songs make reference to life in Helsinki. She has been compared to Joni Mitchel, Bjork, Tori Amos and Marian Faithful. Her concerts are always a cathartic experience, be prepared to laugh and cry! Rebecca is delighted to return to her favourite bookshop, come and hear the Arkadia song! Clamp’s way of performing is absolutely irresistible. Almost throughout the concert, she sits slightly sideways facing the audience, and instead of performing her songs to the listeners, she tells them like stories. Not a single audience member can turn their eyes from her. Nunnu Koskenniemi, Desibeli (Transl. Anna Rawlings) With free-flowing literacy, she paints somewhat beautiful song-pictures of an elegant romantic world of delicate intense emotion. It’s a consoling, compelling world of quiet style: an impressionist painting, a Bloomsbury short story or a French arthouse film. Yet Rebecca packs real power, through a voice someway between Patti Smith and Melanie, and through the stark solitude of an artist alone with just a rippling piano for accompaniment. Rychard Carringon, Rock ‘n’ Reel Magazine