“(Roxanne de Bastion) recalls everyone from Dusty Springfield to Last Shadow Puppets, with some crisp song-writing at its heart.” – Clash Magazine
“Outstanding voice, deserves a great deal of recognition” – Chris Hawkins, BBC6 Music
“Astonishingly assured.” – The Sunday Times
Roxanne de Bastion’s debut album Heirlooms & Hearsay (released 2017) is a bold autobiographical concept album which was championed across the BBC by the likes of Janice Long, Chris Hawkins, Gary Crowley and Tom Robinson. Since its release, Roxanne has toured extensively across the UK and North America, opening for the Wainwright Sisters, Thea Gilmore and Lambchop, as well as performing at Glastonbury on the legendary Acoustic Stage and Stage 2 at Cambridge Folk Festival
Her UK album launch tour, which was supported by the PRS for Music ‘Women Make Music’ fund, included a packed show at London’s Roundhouse (Sackler Space). Her last London show was a sold-out book launch at The Lexington for her tour diary Tales from the Rails.
Roxanne is at the forefront of a new wave of artists breaking with tradition to forge exciting independent careers. As such, Roxanne was invited to join the FAC (Featured Artist Coalition), where she sits on the Board of Directors alongside Imogen Heap, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Katy Melua and Dave Rowntree of Blur. Roxanne also created FM2U, a music conference specifically from and for musicians, which aims to empower & educate as well as create a strong community of artist entrepreneurs.