Friday Live: Ailsa Tully + support from GILLIE
Intricate melodies that weave over brooding basslines, Ailsa Tully is creating an ethereal world that is rooted in folk with darker undertones. Inspired by choral music, folk and indie her sound is haunting, tender and powerful. Her lyrics are both honest and poetic, often exploring feminism and her experiences of being female in her writing.
Ailsa has been featured on BBC Radio Wales many times, toured Italy, performed at festivals and venues throughout the country, including Greenman, Nozstock, The Big Cwtch and the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.
‘I can’t tell you how excited I got when I heard this… inexplicable transcendental excellence’ – Adam Walton, BBC Introducing Wales
As a cellist Ailsa has a unique approach to song writing and arranging; originally she performed using the cello to accompany her voice but has now incorporated an electric bass into her shows to explore a different tone. Fronting an an all-female band which bring her song writing to life, expect modal harmonies and driving rhythms to tender emotive melody lines.
Support comes from GILLIE. Her music centres around an experimental pop sound, with an undercurrent of folk influenced narrative.