Erica Bramham

Erica Bramham is a critically acclaimed vocalist, guitarist and composer from Melbourne, Australia. Poetic, inventive and uniquely personal, her work crosses the boundaries between jazz, traditional folk and experimental art music, showcasing her finesse as a lyricist and a captivating performance style that blends song with spoken word and extended vocal technique.

In 2016 Bramham released her debut album, Twelve Moons, a song cycle that blurred the boundaries between folk and improvised music. The album was named alongside David Bowie and Vijay Iyer as one of the top ten releases of the year on All About Jazz, with critic Phil Barnes calling it “a fine record of forward looking modern vocal jazz that shows a way to make interesting, lyrically inventive improvised music” and signalling Bramham as a talent to watch.

In January 2017 Erica embarked on The Song-Chain Project, an ambitious creative mission to compose, record and share a new piece of music every day for 365 days. The project was a chance to explore the depths of creativity and the challenges that can hinder it, and provided a unique insight into the creative process at work. The project produced an impressive 180 songs, soundscapes, free improvisations, musical poems, nonsense, noise and other pieces of musical art, which, combined with the accompanying writing and video performances, stand as a complex and fascinating journal of a year in the life of an artist. Erica released a collection of music written as part of the project on her second album, Songs From A Midnight Room.

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”An irresistible songstress, owing more to Joni Mitchell than Nina Simone, Erica has the kind of voice that you wish could be there to tuck you in each night – until you realize, that is, that the words coming out of her mouth tell stories that start with teeth biting into your flesh.” — Australianjazz.net

“an extremely promising singer-songwriter ... Bramham has a warm, appealing voice and a sense of melody that draws the listener into her lyrics and the sound world conjured by the band.” — phil barnes, allaboutjazz.com

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