Described by the BBC as a sci-fi percussionist, The Venus Bushfires gives a lovely studio performance.
The Venus Bushfires is made up of Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor.
The Nigerian born singer-songwriter, composer and performance artist explores the ethereal sounds of the hang, the power of the talking drum and the quirks of children's toys cross-fertilising multiple visual and musical styles. Helen harnesses influences from avant-garde, psychedelic, tribal and meditative arts and draws inspiration from 70's musical pioneers such as Fela Kuti and Can, creating music and stories that explore the sensual and the spiritual. She describes her music as Ambient Afro Folk.
Helen has become known for her captivating and trance inducing live sets, immersive performance-art shows and impromptu sound journey displays in unusual spaces.
Last summer she found herself playing percussion for Sir Paul McCarthy which she says was a “huge and surprise blessing that came out of nowhere”.
The Venus Bushfires plays the unique music instrument known as The Hang. She was recently in our studios and gave us a beautiful studio performance. This is the second part of her performance.