Billie Gayle

Ivy Room Presents

Billie Gayle

Forest Bees, Sarah Coolidge

Thu · August 30, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Billie Gayle
Billie Gayle
Billie Gayle began as the solo, singer-songwriter project of Beth Garber in Seattle, whose guitar-picking style and lyric-heavy songs are reminiscent of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, and whose lilting vocals bring Doris Day, Francoise Hardy, and Ilene Woods to mind.

As Billie Gayle has developed into a band, with a relocation to the East Bay and the addition of Adam and Justin Wayne on guitar and drums, and Eric Shawn on bass, influences like Slowdive, David Bazan, and St. Vincent have shaped Billie Gayle’s sound into a tapestry of melody, shiny guitar riffs, and backbeat, while staying true to the original, story-driven style.

Blending the grit and glamour of the Bay and the contemplative, rainy day rock of the emerald NW, Billie Gayle intertwines roots of singer-songwriter folk, leading lady vocals, shimmery guitar riffs, and a densely melodic drive.
Forest Bees
Forest Bees
Forest Bees is what happens when you take the daughter of Indian immigrants; feed her on a steady diet of Bollywood, Suicide and shoegaze; strand her as one of the few women of color in a sea of white indie boys playing guitar; drop her into the warm lap of motherhood; write her off as 'boring and domestic'; fire her up to reform her band which only inspires her to start something new. And that leads us to these songs about identity + fluidity + the mindfuck of realizing that who you are is not always who you are allowed to be. Songs about growing up never seeing anyone who looks like you on tv or in magazines (Off Color); loneliness in marriage (Independence Day); post-partum depression (Hollow Bones); inarticulate longing (Golden Dream); and the ultimate revenge fantasy of being about to turn your back and walk away from it all (Dust).
Sarah Coolidge
Sarah Coolidge
Sarah Coolidge is a Boston-born musician and songwriter living in the Bay Area. In March, after years of collaborating on other people's projects, she released her debut EP, Foxcourt Sessions, a series of songs written and recorded in her studio apartment in Berkeley. Her music combines her love for folk and garage rock.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/