for fans of… Joesef, Celeste, Lianne La Havas
The Glasgow/Cologne-based neo-soul artist’s debut Scottish headline show.
What is home? At four years old Becky Sikasa is sat next to her mother in the music room of her parents‘ house at the piano, plays her first notes, sings with her siblings from a worn, frayed music book. Her move to Scotland in 2012 hones her songwriting skills. Sikasa’s first project there starts with the idea of giving a concert in Edinburgh every night for a month. She plays dozens of concerts, from grubby pubs and cute cafés through to dingy clubs and festivals. The songs are written away from all the hustle and bustle. Alone at night, away from the expectations of the day, flashing displays and unexpected phone calls. Sikasa’s songs are scenes from life, art and literature. With a voice as versatile as it is grounded, she delves deep to tie her heart to her words. Trails of vocal harmony weave effortlessly through colourful arrangements to complete explorative, vibrant off-pop tracks. Songs about those questions of belonging, identity and connection. About being more than just one. About the belief in finding a home in the in-between. A home in music. For Becky Sikasa and for all those who listen.