Seven Eyes with special guests Randolph Matthews and Natacha Atlas
LONDON PizzaExpress (Holborn)
99 High Holborn London
Singer Natacha Atlas curates three nights for the ‘Selected’ concert series. Tonight she presents Seven Eyes, a duo of guitarist Paulo Vinicius and vocalist Tanya Wells, with Randolph Matthews and Natacha Atlas herself.
Internationally acclaimed singer Natacha Atlas curates three nights for the 'Selected' concert series. Tonight she presents Seven Eyes, the duo of guitarist Paulo Vinícius from Brazil and UK vocalist Tanya Wells, renowned for their musical explorations across cultural boundaries. Seven Eyes will be joined by special guest Randolph Matthews and Natacha Atlas herself.
In 2015, guitarist Paulo Vinícius from Brazil and UK vocalist Tanya Wells formed Seven Eyes to compose, record and perform music that brings together a number of diverse influences. The duo vary their instrumental and vocal lineup in order to explore a confluence of cultures, languages and genres.
Paulo’s European classical training has equipped him with a versatile, dynamic technique (and presence). From a background of the ‘Live Music Now' series (founded by Yehudi Menuhin) to Brazilian acclaim (Winner of the Prêmio Revelação, Raphael Rabello Award), as Musical Director, Paulo brings a rich and varied experience to Seven Eyes. He is now known as a ‘guitabla' player on the Indian Subcontinent as a result of his percussive Brazilian inflections and discerning ear for harmony, fusion and ‘groove'. As a guitarist he is busy, sought after and in demand.
Originally from London, Tanya spent several childhood years in India where language, diverse music and culture informed the ears and imagination of this talented singer. Her flexible vocal style has given her opportunities to perform with artists such as Anoushka Shankar, Joss Stone, Natacha Atlas, A.R. Rahman and Nitin Sawhney. With a double Masters (cum laude) in International Performance Research, Tanya now embraces the praxis of bringing cultures together to tell stories through music, film and theatre. Their newly released N38 single has been called a ‘Nashville meets East London crossover' on which she even sings in English!