Mishkin is best known for her role as lead singer and pianist in the British ‘orchestral – rock’ band, Birdeatsbaby. However, she now embarks on a new project, Mishkin Fitzgerald & The Chemical Perils – an alternative mix of klezmer, folk and country. The daughter of a minister and a maths teacher, the young singer grew up singing in the church choir, was also influenced by classical piano music, and then later discovered artists such as Queen, Jimi Hendrix and Nick Cave. However, The Chemical Perils was truly inspired by Mishkin?s Greek, accordion/piano – playing grandma, for that reason has elements of Jewish music and storytelling. Her debut album Present Company, released in 2013, was played on BBC Introducing London/Sussex and hailed by Simon Price (Independent, Guardian, Q) as ‘stunning… frighteningly talented’. The follow up “Seraphim” was released in 2017 and was featured in The Metro “Widescreen pianos – and – violins grandeur and emotive song – writing”, and The Quietus “Think a beautifully – wrought mournful take on Patrick Wolf and Regina Spektor via mid – period Depeche Mode”. Although lead by Mishkin, The Chemical Perils is a group effort, with an ever – growing variety of musicians. Currently it holds Garry Mitchel on double bass and brass, Anna Mylee on percussion, Hana Piranha on violin, Jacy de Sousa on Sax/Flute and Jonny Parlett on guitar and vocals. There is only one rule for the Chemical Perils: ?whoever turns up on the night is in the band?.
Burg & The Vagabond Choir are bringing forth the affects of demon water and tales of oblivion. Burnt bones. Life. Death and songs of hope for the hopeless.
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Thu 12th October, 2023