Hannah McPhillimy, Yadda Yadda

Hannah McPhillimy

Yadda Yadda

Wed ยท March 22 2017

9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Hannah McPhillimy
Hannah McPhillimy
Originally hailing from Northern Ireland's rugged North Coast, Belfast-based songwriter Hannah McPhillimy's thoughtful music brings indie warmth against a windswept backdrop. Her beguiling voice and ear for melody has prompted comparisons to the likes of Feist and Regina Spektor, while her fiercely personal lyrics and 'quietly captivating' (Culture NI) live performances have seen her following blossom across her native Ireland and beyond. Having performed previously at New York's Rockwood Music Hall and Austin's SXSW as part of Synth-pop band Go Wolf, this is Hannah's first time in Chicago and the final stop of her North American Tour. She is stoked to play with Chicago's own Yadda Yadda, whom she met last year at a retreat and thinks is the bees knees.

In association with the Irish Arts Center and Culture Ireland.
Yadda Yadda
New Haven-based songsmith and multi-instrumentalist, Yadda Yadda sings an eclectic, introspective indie-soul that evokes James Blake and Little Dragon. Born and raised in Chicago, she credits her interest in music to a supportive, musical family and her early experiences with the Chicago Childrens' Choir. Drawing on an omnivorous musical palette with tastes for everything from counterpoint to Chance the Rapper, Ayanna Woods, with her voice and her songwriting, hopes to use her modern, genre-shrugging music to explore and expand notions of black artists and female artists today.

Woods' work as a songwriter is in growing demand. Her track, "House," was recently commissioned for Almost Us, the sophomore album of Chicago-based neo-soul outfit Milo & Otis. Woods' songs previously appeared on 16 Shades of Blue, Back in Session II, and BlueBeats + by 1701 Records and on the New School Poetics' Louder Than A Bomb 2014 Mixtape. She collaborated with the viral singing group a.squared, which was featured on Ableton's website. She and fellow Yalie Goldwash are hard at work on their debut EP under the moniker of Backbeat Artillery. She supplements her collaborations with solo releases on her SoundCloud page.

A music student at Yale University, Woods composes and conducts academically as well; her current project is a song cycle based on Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends. In her work as a solo artist and as a composer, Woods music is surprising. As she hunts for grooves and melodies that excite the mind, body, and soul, her music is at its best, for her, when it finds a feeling that she doesn't quite understand, when it expresses something true and new and inexplicable.
Venue Information:
The Hungry Brain
2319 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL, 60618