Vita And The Woolf
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Bell X1 have long been considered one of Ireland's finest music groups. Reminiscent of Broken Social Scene for their often changing collection of contributors, the band's line up over the years has included Damien Rice (when they were known as Juniper). After 3 increasingly more successful releases on Island Records; "Neither Am I", "Music In Mouth" (voted in the Irish Times Top 40 Irish Rock Albums of all time) and "Flock" (5 songs in the Top 20 at once) - the band took the bold step of setting up their own record label in 2008. In 2009 they released "Blue Lights On The Runway", which went on to become the top selling independent release in Ireland and spawned the hit single "The Great Defector." After sold out tours around the world and invitations to David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and The White House -- the band returned home to a country deeply wounded by its self inflicted economic troubles and they set out to create an album that search for answers while touching upon the nature of relationships in a world where technology, religion and politics intersect. The result is an unflinching new album - appropriately titled "Bloodless Coup
Vita And The Woolf
Vita and the Woolf is the sound of operatic vocals meeting neo-soul synth pop. Driven by the anthemic voice of front woman, Jennifer Pague and supported by the dynamic drumming of Adam Shumski, Vita and the Woolf has been melding cross-genre influences in their powerhouse electronic style since their first EP Fang Song came out in 2014.
The band’s head-turning live show has since grown to reflect both the range of Pague’s vocals and the music’s shape shifting energy.
Originally inspired by the love relationship between novelists Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, the name “Vita and the Woolf” was chosen while Pague was studying abroad in Europe in 2012. Upon returning to the states and going through a variety of line-up changes, the band has since solidified as a collaboration between Pague and Shumski. In the past year this configuration of Vita and the Woolf has been featured on the Urban Outfitters Music Blog, NYLON Magazine, and other regional and national media outlets as the band gears up for their upcoming album release in 2017. Stay tuned for more info about “TUNNELS”, the band’s new full length record.
Vita and the Woolf recently toured as direct support for Rasputina on a 17-date cross country tour. In addition they have performed at XPoNential Music Festival in 2015 on the same lineup as St. Vincent, My Morning Jacket, and Courtney Barnett. And have opened up for Milk & Bone, Christine Perri & Colbie Caillat, Hamilton Leithauser, and
The Parlour Tricks.