CROSS-POLLINATION LXX - TUES OCT 4TH - 7:30-10 PM
ELLIE LAWSON
ALEXANDRA SCOTT

Ellie Lawson is an artist whose compelling voice and rich sonic landscape reflects a life journey of personal determination and self-discovery. Born in South London, the vocalist/lyricist/musician/ composer has invented a unique musical world that is both beat-driven and organic, lyrical and edgy, thoughtful and entrancing. Many of the songs on "THE PHILOSOPHY TREE", her debut album, are rooted from early homemade demos composed alone in her bedroom, back in her mother's council estate house. Seeded from a bohemian, and yet liberating up-bringing, Ellie's inspiration was ignited in her early teens on discovering conscious artists like KRS-One, The Fugees, and later on when she started playing the guitar artists such as Tracy Chapman, Nick Drake, Kate Bush, Bjork. She soon branched out from writing to hip hop instrumentals that she used to buy in record shops, into writing her own material on guitar and keys as well as collaborating and searching for instrumentals from producers that she could get in the studio with. It eventually led to LA, to collaborate with producer DJ Lethal on the final album, alongside contributions from William Orbit on two tracks, and recordings in London by herself.

Alexandra Scott evacuated for Hurricane Katrina with her dog, her acoustic guitar, her baggiest pair of jeans and some tshirts.*****For a while what she had with her was what she had, and there was something about the stripped-awayness of it all that she liked. ***** While she was on the lam she made up the band she'd always wanted. A band with a name in a language that belongs to a country that she doesn't live in. With another heady spaced-out chick playing drums: Jessie Lou Torrisi. With Sonny Ratcliff on bass & everything, and Vani the beautiful on piano & flute. ***** Alexandra & the Fleurs Tragiques play Alexandra's simple slow sad dance songs for the ends of the long lonely nights to come. ***** Her dog stayed pretty happy through most of it.

LISTEN TO ELLIE LAWSON LISTEN TO ALEXANDRA SCOTT
CROSS-POLLINATION LXX ::: Tuesday, OCT 4TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - ELLIE LAWSON | myspace.com/ellielawson
8:45 - ALEXANDRA SCOTT | myspace.com/alexandrascott
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft ELLIE LAWSON & ALEXANDRA SCOTT!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero