Mosaic 2013: 5 Female music acts to watch
Shows by Mosaic 2013 headliners Joss Stone, Esperanza Spalding may have been sold out. But not to fret, there’s still much reason to catch the annual music festival this March.
Just in time for International Women’s Day on March 8, we shine the spotlight on these five stellar female musicians.
Whether you’ve a taste for the experimental, a liking for alternative folk or a preference for jazz, be won over by these music acts at the Esplanade.
To strike out a niche of your own is no mean feat, especially in a genre still dominated by male artistes. But Kaki King has done so and with much aplomb; her deft fingerstyle guitar playing has landed her on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2006 “New Guitar Gods” list. King’s 2012 all-instrumental album Glow returns to her solo guitar roots. With the strumming of this gifted guitarist, you’ll find that there’s truly no need for vocals at King’s first concert in town.
When: March 12, 2013 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio, get tickets at $30* each from SISTIC
Watch: “Glow” by Kaki King
The other Stone in the Mosaic 2013 line-up is one half of brother-sister act Angus and Julia Stone. Music truly runs in the family: their parents performed as a folk duo before the two siblings were born. Catch Stone’s smoky, light as a feather crooning as she performs tracks from her latest album By the Horns and older tracks too.
When: March 17, 2013 at 7.30pm
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall; tickets selling at $40*, $60 from SISTIC
Watch: “By the Horns” by Julia Stone
The Impatient Sisters
Originally from Kuantan, Malaysia, be charmed by these three singing sisters. They're known to include the twinkling of the xylophone alongside guitar strumming and even the kazoo in their dreamy folk-pop tracks.
When: March 12, 2013, at 7.15pm and 9.15pm
Where: Mosaic Living Room at the Esplanade. Admission is free.
Watch: “Comets and Stars” by The Impatient Sisters
My Brightest Diamond
Singer-songwriter Shara Worden delivers an eclectic and experimental mix of tunes for My Brightest Diamond (she heads the group), featuring tunes inspired by pop, rock, folk, cabaret, chamber music and even opera.
When: March 17, 2013 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio, purchase tickets at $30* each from SISTIC
Watch: “Dragonfly” by My Brightest Diamond
A lover of jazzy tunes? Then Gretchen Parlato's show ought to be your pick for the Mosaic festival this year. The American songstress garnered a slew of Jazz awards in the States and internationally and has also lent her vocals to over to tracks by Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington.
Where: Esplanade Recital Studio
When: March 15, 2013 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm, tickets are on sale from SISTIC
Watch: “Butterfly” by Gretchen Parlato
*All prices listed exclude SISTIC booking fees.
The Mosaic Music Festival 2013 runs from March 8 to 17, 2013. See the full line-up at www.mosaicmusicfestival.com/2013.