Biscay – London / UK

BISCAY rose from the ashes of various funk bands, covers bands and even a Pat Metheny tribute to start a new life playing original funk, nu-soul and acid-jazz (which some now call ‘yacht-rock’) in 2016. A vital part of this re-birth involved the recruitment of a new, French lead singer, Eléa May, who originally hails from Montpellier on the Mediterranean. Within a year of her arrival, the band produced their debut 6-track EP, ‘Burnt Mementos’, in March 2017 with resultant success in various songwriting competitions (winning the UK Songwriting Competition and being a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition) and receiving critical acclaim: “Biscay juxtapose sweet, infectious melodies with sardonic lyrics…Elea May’s vocals are underpinned by a crisp, simmering, guitar-driven backbeat, and augmented by mellow Rhodes piano, and horns, whose jazzinfused arrangement betrays shades of Steely Dan.” Charles Waring, Fortified by this success, in the last 3 years Biscay have been writing a considerable catalogue of new material – the first of this was released in March 2020 on a new EP ‘Stare At The Sun’ with further 5 single releases which started November 1st with ‘Blame Game’ soon to be followed by ‘The Fire Below’ on December 27th . 3 more singles will be released in Q1 of 2021. Biscay’s songs reflect on human weakness, existential misery and life-enhancing humour…they make acid jazz for the analytic, funk for flag bearers and nu-soul for neurotics. Theirs is yacht-rock for stormy seas.

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