Mataji Booker, Left Coast Wine Bar, July 30
Mataji Booker writes uncomplicated song about complex things. Love, death, rebirth. Describing herself as an acoustic-folk-soul artist with jazzy tendencies, she fuses classical guitar rhythms with an innate passion for the blues, folk and soul.
In 2013 she recorded her first album 'Latitudes' with Brian Irwin (Monster Studios) in Nashville. The popular UK music blog Leicster Bangs describes her debut EP as "having a stunning mix of classical styles - it's soulful delivery refers back to the R & B stars of the 70's rather than her contemporaries."
Her unique brand of alt-folk music has taken her to Europe, Mexico, Japan and most notably she's made featured appearances on the Sky Network's popular talk show ' Stella' in Rome, Italy in 2007. While living abroad for close to one year, she met fellow musician Luca Romano. Together they began an ongoing collaboration of songwriting and playing music together.