..."Telling stories in the most adorable not-so-broken English and painting accompanying pictures and fleshing them out in song, she is easily one of the most charming singer/songwriters I've seen..." jenyk.com
Abaton Book Company is pleased to announce the release of From St. Petersburg With Love, the debut cd by Russian singer/songwriter Julia Vorontsova. 21-year-old Julia Vorontsova is the most recent link to the underground bards of the Soviet era. She sings melancholic ballads, all in her native tongue, with an otherworldly voice that is reminiscent of Brigitte Fontaine, Veronika Dolina or Ewa Demarczyck. Vorontsova's guitar alternates between minimal finger picking and a bouncier, more casual strumming. Her imaginative compositions run the gamut from truncated pop vignettes to somber elegies and are delivered, alternately, with exuberance and despair.
For wholesale inquires for From St. Petersburg with Love, please contact one of our fine distributors
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KIMS VIDEO & MUSIC 6 St. Marks Pl. near Third Ave. (East Village) 212-598-9985 Subway Stops: N, R to 8th St.; 6 to Astor Pl.
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Punkcast #528 ~ Julia Vorontsova "Live at Sin'e" vcd/cd-r. This item is a 30 minute video cdr which plays in vcd/cdr compatible dvd players, your PC or MAC.
Recorded live at Sin'e on 8/22/2004 a fine live set by Julia with great sound and video quality. This item can be purchased through the paypal link below.
To stream the song Hours and/or see stills of the performance visit Punkcast.com via the banner below.
Julia contributed one track to Sound Of The World the international World Music compilation released on the U.K. World Music label Wrasse Records
The Sound Of The World is the consummate collection of what is happening now in World Music and what is about to happen, compiled by the most respected World Music DJ, Charlie Gillett. As such it is regarded as “The World Music Compilation of the year” Most of these 33 songs from 28 different countries defy categorization - they don't belong in a particular genre, as each track starts, you can't immediately guess what will happen next. Contributing to that sense of unpredictability are the arrangements - the way the instruments and voices relate to each other, enabling the singers to jump the language fence that so often forms an invisible barrier to music not sung in English. Compared to musicians who sing to an audience that speaks the same language, the artists here face a bigger challenge, needing to beguile us with irresistible and unforgettable melodies, and to present them in arresting frameworks. And so we have the finest artists with their finest new songs including Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate, Mariza, Seu Jorge, Camille, Lhasa, Yasmin Levy, Youssou N’Dour, Amadou and Miriam, Oliver Mtukudzi, Chango Spasiuk.
Our Garden Circle
Our Garden Circle is the Julia Vorontsova cd-r/dvd-r on Digitalis Industries & Abaton Book Company. Produced in an extremely limited edition of only 60 numbered copies, it is a true labor of love. It includes one cd-r of her 8/22/04 Sin'e performance and a dvd-r of a rare five song private performance plus two additional tracks recorded live at the Bowery Poetry Club. Also included in this set is an eight page booklet outlining Julia's connection to the culture of singing poetry, illustrations and a short text by the artist herself.
Abaton Book Company #019
This is a transparent polycarbonate disc featuring two recent tracks, Illusions Are Real & Anywhere I Go.
Produced in a limited edition of 29 copies, this item is stamped, numbered and includes a signed hand carved linoleum print cover by visual artist, musician (and no stranger to Abaton) Mark Dagley
The Broken Face Issue #18, pg 69 "After The Goldrush" by Lee Jackson
Dream Magazine Issue #4, pg.80 Review of Julia CD-R by George Parsons
TimeOut NY June 10 - 17, 2004 Issue 454, pg. 107 ~ Top Live show pick by Jay Ruttenberg
The Waterbug Hotel Digest May ~ June 2004, Issue 1, pg. 4. profile by Lex Leonard
Psychevanhetfolk by Gerald Van Waes
The Current June 17 - 23, 2004 Volume 14, No.7, pg.3 The Russian Songbird, profile by Katherine Heinrich
The Squid's Ear Review, Summer 2004, by Flo Wetzel
Fuzz October 2004 review in Russian music magazine by Ekaterina Borisova
Foxy Digitalis online review of St. Petersburg with Love by Lee Jackson
Pulse Magazine October 2004 review in Russian magazine Pulse
DREAM Magazine Spring/Summer 2005 profile in Dream magazine, pages 18-21 interview with Julia and George Parsons.
DREAM Magazine Spring/Summer 2005 issue. Review of From St. Petersburg with Love p.117
Plan B Magazine Summer/Fall 2005 issue. Everett True's lead off blurb + illustration of Julia.
Novoye Russkoye Slovo September 17-18 2005, Vol.XCV No. 33,074, pg. 30. A selection of poems by Julia with photographs published in this Daily Russian newspaper.
25th October, 2007 Divine Agenvy presents Club Integral@ Canterbury Arms, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, London SW2 (2 minutes from Brixton Tube) with Fred Frith, Superstrings and more.
Please contact: email@example.com for additional information on booking this artist.
December 13th, 2003 Weird Acid @ The Waterbug Hotel Jersey City, NJ with Emerald Tablets, Pothole Skinny, Trees of Nerve Endings
December 30th, 2003 Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery @ 10 pm.
January 26th, 2004 at 3pm, live on WFMU with Irene Trudel
January 27th, 2004 at Sin-é Acoustique 150 Attorney Street NYC 10002
February 7th, 2004 at 9pm, Pete's Candy Store 709 Lorimer Street Williamsburg, NY (718) 302-3770
February 22nd, 2004 at 8pm TONIC with The Pierces.
March 6th, 2004 111 1st Street Community Gallery, Jersey City, NJ "International Woman's Day Exhibition"
March 30th, 2004 at 9pm, Pete's Candy Store 709 Lorimer Street Williamsburg, NY (718) 302-3770
April 1st, 2004 at Doc Watsons, Philadelphia, PA., w/Jack Rose (Pelt), Ian Nagoski, and Glenn Jones (Cul De Sac)
April 6th, 2004 Knitting Factory, Old Office, NYC
April 11th, 2004 at Sin'e - 150 Attorney Street NYC 10002
April 16th, 2004 (New Jersey cd release party) @ The Waterbug Hotel, 7:30- 12:30, Jersey City, NJ. w/ Nova Social, Tris McCall, Third Border. 143 Columbus Drive, Top Floor (corner of Barrow Street) Jersey City, NJ (Grove St. PATH Station stop) $5.00 suggested donation
April 18th, 2004 at PIANOS Upstairs Lounge at 7:30 pm, 158 Ludlow St NYC, NY 10002 FREE!
April 25th, 2004 Bowery Poetry Club, NYC (cd release party) 308 Bowery at Bleecker Street. 10pm.
May 1st, 2004 at 111 1st Street Artist Space Jersey City, NJ "May Day Art & Music Festival", 9pm FREE
May 8th, 2004 at Laila Lounge, 10 pm 113 North 7th St. (b/w Wythe and Berry) Brooklyn, NY 11211 Phone: (718) 486-6791 FREE!
May 18th, 2004 at Pete's Candy Store at 10 pm, 709 Lorimer Street Williamsburg, NY (718) 302-3770 FREE!
May 30th, 2004 Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery @ 10 pm.
June 6th, 2004 at PIANOS Upstairs Lounge Starts at 7:30 pm, 158 Ludlow St NYC, NY 10002 FREE!
June 12th 2004 at Maxwells MAXWELLS w/ Jail Balloon, Back In Spades, American Watercolor Movement. 1039 Washington St Hoboken, NJ NJ (201) 653-1703 $7
June 13th, 2004 at PIANOS Upstairs Lounge Starts at 7:30 pm, with Pothole Skinny, Greenpot/Bluepot, Ben Miller, 158 Ludlow St NYC, NY 10002 FREE!
June 20th, 2004 at PIANOS Upstairs Lounge Starts at 6pm, Julia will perform at 8pm, 158 Ludlow St NYC, NY 10002 FREE!
June 26th, 2004 Live on WPRB Princton University Radio w/ Patrick O'Shea and "Music That's Not Just For Grownups" at 2pm EST. This will be broadcast on the web.
June 27th, 2004 at PIANOS Upstairs Lounge Starts at 7:30 pm, 158 Ludlow St NYC, NY 10002 FREE!
June 27th, 2004 a LATE SHOW (11pm) Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery Street at Bleecker. $5
July 24th, 2004 at Pete's Candy Store at 9 pm, 709 Lorimer Street Williamsburg, NY (718) 302-3770 FREE!
August 14th, 2004 at City Hall, Jersey City, N.J. 6pm, 15 minute set, release party for Mayday 111 1st street benefit cd.
August 16th, 2004 at Knitting Factory, Old Office with Babukishan Baul and The Bauls Of Bengal, $10.00, 8:00 PM, 74 Leonard Street New York City , NY 10013 212-219-3132 NYC
August 19th, 2004 at Pete's Candy Store at 11pm, 709 Lorimer Street Williamsburg, NY, FREE!
August 22nd, 2004 at Sin-é 150 Attorney Street, NYC 10002 with Greenpot/Bluepot
November 27th, 2004 live performance on Charlie Gillette's BBC Sound Of The World music show. See this link for photo, dj notes and playlist.
December 23rd, 2004 at 7pm, Parisian debut La Maison du Livre Russe 42 rue Saintonge, Paris. Metro Republique ou Filles de Calvaire, 01 42 71 44 91
December 31, 2004, Dis Voir, Paris 10eme
April 19th, 2005, 9pm, Momos Kemia Bar, London
April 19th, 2005, 5pm, Resonance 104.4 FM London with Sharon Gal
September 19th, 2005 at PIANOS MAINSTAGE 158 Ludlow St., NYC. Starts at 7:30 pm, Julia will perform at 9 pm. $7.00/$9.00 day of show
September 21st, 2005 at Sin-é corner of Attorney & Stanton Street, NYC 10002 at 10 pm with Sharon Van Etten FREE
September 28, 2005 at Sin-é corner of Attorney & Stanton Street, NYC 10002 at 10 pm FREE
October 2nd, 2005 at Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery @ 11 pm. $5.00
October 5th 2005 at Sin-é corner of Attorney & Stanton Street, NYC 10002 at 10 pm FREE
January 14th, 2006, 8pm, Duplexx, 20 Rue Pre St Gervais, Pantin, France
March 14, 2006 Resonance Fm Diggers Show with Sharon Gal & Savage Pencil
March 15, 2006 BBC appearence recorded on World Service with Charlie Gillett
March 15, 2006 at 8:30 & 11.00 RITZY CAFÉ, (Brixton Oval) SW2 1JG
March 16, 2006 at 7.30pm, The Greenwich Picturehouse Screening Room Basement Bar plus a film, The Return by Andrey Zvyaginstev.
March 17, 2006 7.30pm, The Greenwich Picturehouse Screening Room Basement Bar with Sarah Gillespie
April 22nd, 10 pm BBC WORLD Service w/ Charlie Gilette
April 23rd, 10:30 pm, Le Connetable Paris, 55 rue des Archives Paris, France 3eme
July 7th 2006 @ Les 7 Lezards , 7pm. 10, rue des Rosiers, 75004, Metro: Saint-Paul
October 6th 2006 @ 8pm BG's in Dalston, Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, London w/ James Blackshaw, Roskar Nasan& Tomomi, 4 pounds
October 16th 2006 LIVE on Irene Trudel's 91.1 FM WFMU show Irene Trudel from 3-6 pm,
October 16th 2006 @ 10:30 pm PIANOS Doors @ 7:30 pm, $8.00, 158 Ludlow St. NYC, NY 10002
October 17th 2006 @ The Cakeshop with Sharon Van Etten & Corbi Wright, 158 Ludlow St. NYC, NY 10002
October 20th 2006 at 7pm Russian Bookstore No.21 174 - 176 5th Avenue NYC, NY. FREE.
Julia Vorontsova homepage is here
Jasper Coolidge presents his photography of Julia's January 27th, 2004 Sin-é performance HERE
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