Order my new album “You & Me, We are the Same” now

My new album  ‘You & Me, We Are the Same’ is out now and you can order your copy (digital, CD, vinyl, deluxe vinyl + extras) from my Bandcamp page (as well as from all the main independent record shops!).

I cannot wait for you to hear it. Here’s a little more about the album: 

We are made of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus…mostly. Also feelings. We are full them. Mine feel unique to me, but they’re not. You have them too. I wrapped mine up into ten songs, which were written in a time when I was losing my dad. To omit this would be disingenuous. The making of this album weaved its way around the intense peaks and troughs:

This is not a sad album. It has moments of euphoria and fun and falling in love, as well as falling apart, because all those things still happen, even in our darkest chapters. 

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About

“I’ve been listening with a great deal of interest to Roxanne de Bastion…Beautiful. There’s quite a few good things on this record.” – Iggy Pop (BBC 6 Music)

“de Bastion broadens her sound ambitiously, to great effect”– The Observer

“Roxanne de Bastion works with a rare degree of assurance. The songwriter has a potent and refined aesthetic, matching slight gothic tinges to some late 60s flourishes.” – Clash Magazine

“She definitely is a rising star” – Janice Long, BBC Wales

“Outstanding voice, deserves a great deal of recognition” – Chris Hawkins, BBC6 Music

“Astonishingly assured.” – The Sunday Times

To describe London-based singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion as a pioneering DIY artist does little justice to the hefty list of accomplishments and accolades she’s assembled in her very busy life. Her entrepreneurial spirit has been evident since she moved from her native Berlin to London aged 19 to pursue a career in music. Over 600 shows later, after a self-released debut album (2017’s Heirlooms and Hearsay), tours with Martha Wainwright, Lambchop and Marillion and performances at Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk festival, 2021 saw the release of her second album You & Me, We Are The Same. The album was produced by the legendary Bernard Butler, who jumped at the chance to work with Roxanne after she had simply emailed him a demo. As Bernard says “some cold calls turn into beautiful projects… I think we created something emotional and special”.

The album, in which Roxanne deals with the loss of her British musician father, was distributed via Republic of Music in 2021. This independent release landed in the official UK album download charts at no.76 and was discovered by Iggy Pop, who made Roxanne the featured artist on his BBC6 Music radio show. The album also received airplay on BBC6 (Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins), BBC Wales (the late Janice Long), Absolute Radio (Daniel Perry), BBC Radio London (Gary Crowley) and garnered great reviews and features in The Observer, NME, Record Collector, Rolling Stone Magazine (DE), Yorkshire Post and Under The Radar. Her track Erase was remixed by The Anchoress.

Roxanne’s career has been built on a true DIY spirit. During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Roxanne was the first artist to embark on a virtual UK tour in lockdown, performing virtually on the social media pages of promoters and venues across the country. The tour was featured on BBC News, Metro and Huffington Post. Her incredible run of over 600 gigs to date include two DIY tours of America (she procured a US agent and an 01 VISA after showcasing at Folk Alliance, which she was able to attend thanks to the PRSF International Fund). She self-published a tour diary book Tales From the Rails (2018), which was launched with a sold-out show at London’s Lexington. Roxanne was voted onto the Featured Artist Coalition (FAC) Board of Directors, where she remains a valued board member. She was also voted onto PPL’s Performer Board, and is also an advocate for Imogen Heap’s Creative Passport. Roxanne created her own music conference (FM2U) specifically from and for independent artists. Last year, she was featured on Sky News and LBC Radio talking about the difficulties artists have endured since the pandemic.

Last year, Roxanne was invited to open for Nerina Pallot and Bernard Butler, and went on her own headline tour across the UK in June of this year. Roxanne was asked to be the sole performer at UK Music’s Summer Party at the Southbank Centre in July. She’s just returned from a tour opening for Katie Melua across Germany and in October will open for Howard Jones across the UK. Roxanne also hosts a weekly show on north London station Boogaloo Radio, the Monday Morning Shake-up.

Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue Country
05/02/23 Chemnitz Scala (private concert – message if interested via details below) United Kingdom
Time: 7:00pm. If you’re in or around Chemnitz and would like to attend, please contact the host, Micha, via the contact form on his website: http://ideen-reich.biz/event/roxanne-de-bastion/ Buy Tickets
06/03/23 London Bush Hall United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £23.10. Address: 310 Uxbridge Road, London. Green Note & FreeNow present…. A MUSICAL CELEBRATION FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Featuring… MICHELE STODART, RACHEL SERMANNI, LADY NADE, ANA SILVERA, ROXANNE DE BASTION + special guests This special one-off concert is Green Note’s musical celebration for International Women’s Day in collaboration with award-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and musical director, Michele Stodart (of The Magic Numbers). Together, we bring together an outstanding line-up of artists playing both original material and familiar classics written by women who have inspired them. You can also expect unique collaborations, new songs and one-off performances, which have become the hallmark of Green Note’s annual International Women’s Day shows. Not to be missed!! The event will be raising money for London-based charity Women and Girls Network – a charity run by women that supports women who have been affected by all forms of violence and abuse. All profits from the event will be donated to the charity and there is also an option to make a £5 donation when purchasing tickets. Buy Tickets

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Tales from the Rails