Abi Wade Cello / Box / Voice
Abi Wade is a musical collaboration between limbs, strings and vocal chords. The cello is the backbone to her songs, however the Brighton based musician is no ordinary solo act and approaches her instrument in a unique way; using it as a percussive instrument; hitting it with sticks and beaters while plucking and bowing it, often simultaneously. By playing the cello in this unconventional manner, she is able to add beats to create a set that strikes the listener with a singular blow, soft but undeniably affecting. So far she has toured the UK & Europe with Patrick Wolf, played festivals such as End of The Road, The Great Escape and Wilderness, sold out her debut EP and released music on the label set up by Esben & The Witch’s Daniel Copeman, with whom she also records with. She has played shows with the likes of CocoRosie, Dan Mangan, Michael Kiwanuka, Other Lives & Deptford Goth. Her music has also been used on MTV series ‘Awkward’, Cinemax series ‘Banshee’ and the Showtime series ‘Shameless US’, while she played cello on Vivienne Westwood’s ‘Red Shoes’ short film.