Kimbra

Monqui Presents

Kimbra

Arc Iris

Thu, February 8

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Wonder Ballroom

Portland, OR

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

Kimbra
Kimbra
Kimbra, NZ born songstress, is not a name synonymous with your average female singer, songwriter. Bringing a modern edge to the worn sounds of soul with a voice that belies her age, her jazz-influenced theatrical pop is inspired by a range of musical genres and artists, from Nina Simone to Bjork and Prince.

After 3 years now based in Melbourne, Kimbra has completed her debut full length album, 'Vows', set to be released in August. Featuring on the album are producers Francois Tetaz (Architecture in Helsinki, Gotye) and M-Phazes (Amerie, Pharoahe Monch). Her popular debut single and video for 'Settle Down' received rave reviews from around the world claiming her as the 'one to watch for 2011'. Kimbra also featured on Miami Horror's track 'I Look To You' and has recently released second single off the soon-to-be-released album called, 'Cameo Lover'.

Kimbra's whimsical soul pop invokes both past and modern soul luminaries, but matched with her own intrigue and quirk, a breath mint for the pop scene, and a knack for theatrics to show that being a bit "out there" is the name of her game. Make no mistake - Kimbra is picking up steam even as she arrives. It's going to be a wonderful trip.
Arc Iris
Arc Iris
Arc Iris is the orchestral pop project of Jocie Adams, a former core member of The Low Anthem. The singer, multi-instrumentalist, classical composer and former NASA technician formed the collective to present her ambitious new songs. The band includes Zach Tenorio-Miller (keys), Mike Irwin (trumpet), Ray Belli (drums), Max Johnson (bass) and Nora Fox (voice, flute), with additional players including Robin Ryczek (cello) and Charlie Rose (pedal steel) frequently joining to expand the sound further.

Bob Boilen of NPR All Songs Considered calls the music "somewhat cabaret, somewhat orchestral folk, a bit of show tune and jazz band," while The Deli Magazine writes, "the five-piece group had everything you could want in a live performance--intense energy, appreciation for performing and incredible talent…[they are] something akin to a soul/folk/jazz amalgamation."

Arc Iris has recently played shows with Coco Rosie, Calexico, Menomena, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Justin Townes Earle, and Diego Garcia. The debut album will be released early in 2014.