Winter 2016

 

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    Jasmine Rodgers and Kamil Bartnik at the Blood Red Sun release

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    Sean Genockey and Calum Ingram at the Blood Red Sun release

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    Jasmine Rodgers at the Blood Red Sun release

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    John Hogg at the Blood Red Sun release


 

The launch was such a beautiful night, with Sean Genockey (guitar), John Hogg (bass and vocals), Kamil Bartnik (drums) and guesting cellist Calum Ingram who, like Kamil, came and played beautifully last minute. A huge thank you to Chris Sharpe,  Giedre Zaveckaite and Nick Mee from Lost in the Manor for being unendingly supportive! Support by Natalie Bouloudis and the Woods. Photography by Big Red Productions.

 

My last gig of the year was at the fabulous Olympic Cinemas music night, curated by Chris Kimsey, held at the former Olympic Studios, where untold amounts of incredible musicians have recorded seminal pieces. Here’s a nice pic of myself and John Hogg, with thanks to John, Sean Genockey and Andy Treacey who played the drums for us. So cool to try out a new song, now I’m going to hibernate and write some more.

Jasmine Rodgers and John Hogg soundcheck at the Olympic Studios. Photography by Janie Price.

 

See you in January

xxx

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    Incredible stage lighting at Leeds First Direct Arena

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    My dad and I :) at Leeds

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    Nottingham sound check!

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    Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, with my backdrop

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    Set list for Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

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    Birmingham Genting Arena

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    Beautiful flowers from the Bad Company family

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    Breaking down the stage at Birmingham Genting Arena

October

October saw Sean Genockey and I embarking on a tour supporting Bad Company on their Swan Song Tour. Huge thanks and love goes out to Live Nation, the crew and the whole Bad Company family for having us play, making us feel so welcome and for the great sound. Thanks to Warren Cracknell for the stage visuals which added a huge touch of class to our set. xx

 

 

 

September 2016

Such a weird year in so many ways isn’t it? The rest of the year sees a support tour with Bad Company and I will be accompanied by Sean Genockey. I’ll also be having an official album launch on the 28th October at the Slaughtered Lamb in East London. This will be on the beginning of the Samhain/Halloween weekend, a very special time of year for me. I can’t explain why but it’s like my reminder to me of all the good things, when the nights are drawing in and we think about monsters.

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Despite having a never-ending flu I played at the MELA at the New Art Exchange with Mendi Mohinder Singh and Waqas Choudhary

Mendi Mohinder Singh and Jasmine Rodgers

At the MELA by Bartoz Kali

If you are planning on coming to the Bad Co shows then I’ll be performing at Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham and Nottingham. Look forward to seeing you and tickets can be purchased here

xxx

August 2016

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Photography by John Nicholson

July and August has seen me travel  a wee bit, starting with Scotland. I fell in love when I came up to play at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 and can’t keep away.

Performing firstly at the House of Newe in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, then over to Edinburgh to perform at the Janis Forsyth show for Edi Stark at BBC Scotland and then at an intimate house gig in Edinburgh I got in a walk up to the Crags and sat on Arthur’s Seat.

 

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At the House of Newe

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Arthur’s Seat

I’ve performed at Chuff Fest in Deal with accompaniment by Sean Genockey on the guitar and at Cambridge Rock Festival.  Thank you to all for a fantastic couple of gigs! xxx

JUNE 2016

I’m very happy to announce the release of Icicles and Sense on all great download stores….We had a fantastic launch at the Finsbury in London. Sean Genockey, John Hogg, Dan Kavanagh and Danny Keane joined me with support from Stephanie O. Fabulous gelato was supplied by Nonna’s Gelato.

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    Finsbury single launch

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    Sean’s arty display

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    Pre-gig gurn

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    Pre-gig selfie

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    Rehearsing

 

March

So now the jet lag has settled and the pitter patter scrabbling of rats between the ceiling and the floor above has kept me awake instead. Hey ho, Spring is coming. This post is more like me sharing holiday snaps really, because I went out to California to catch up with family. I did manage to play a gig at Schmidy’s Tavern in Palm Desert, which was great and is my first official solo gig in the States, thank you, Phil Lacombe for booking me. Rick Shelley opened the show and played beautiful heartfelt songs. I also had the joy of meeting Eleni P. Austin (who reviewed the album) and her wife Jan, who put me up (put up with me?) for the weekend of the show.

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Tracey Dietlin, who runs Coachella Valley Weekly, interviewed me before the show and you can read her article here. Thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome and hopefully I’ll be back in the Autumn. Visiting the desert last year really inspired me and Shaping Up to Be was pretty much finished there. Something about all that space when I’ve been living in smelly old wonderful London helps me to find my voice again. The first time I ever saw a desert was in Egypt, and I could hear the wind over the Sahara. This time though, in the States, there were beautiful flowers because they have had rain and the Joshua Trees were glowing. Next up I will be performing at the very well loved Troubadour in West London at Pete Brown’s music and poetry event, featuring also Malcolm Bruce. You can purchase tickets here

xxx

 

January 2016

Rest in Peace to the Starman. Enough said by all really, but I was able to celebrate David Bowie’s life with the rest of the good people who came to visit his birth town in Brixton. It’s a testament to the community too that opened its doors to everyone, and so many of the venues played his music through the night.

Paying respects in Brixton

Paying respects in Brixton

RIP also Alan Rickman, Otis Clay, Glenn Frey and Dale Griffin. January seems like a bleak time of year but I’m hoping that you are having a good one so far.

I visited Wandsworth Radio the other day to talk with Andrew Green on @NextUp_Radio about Blood Red Sun and was blown away by how welcome Andrew and Anna made me. I performed Icicles live and they also played Blood Red Sun and Underwater featuring Scott Matthews.

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Big hugs

xx

December 2015

It’s nearly Spring! Ok, it isn’t but it’s good to stay positive. Anyway, thank you so much for all of your support so far. We had the soft album launch at the Half Moon in Putney and it was amazing. With John Hogg on vocals, bass and guitar, Sean Genockey on guitar, bass and percussion, Dan Kavanagh on drums, vocals and percussion and Danny Keane on cello. I loved every second and saw faces that I hadn’t expected to see. A bit like a birthday party but better as no one could talk apart from me ;p

@ Half Moon. Photography by Annelie Rosencrantz

@ Half Moon. Photography by Annelie Rosencrantz

I have decided to push back the release date to the mid September 2016 as I’d like to work on the artwork and other aspects. In the meantime, myself, Sean and Dan went to Soho Radio to talk with Tony Moore and to play a couple of the songs. You can hear the interview here:

August/September

Dear all,

Thank you as always for your incredible support. Your emails, Facebook comments, likes and retweets are all noted and I’m grateful. The album is coming along beautifully and we’re just at the final stages now. Release dates will be announced soon. Here’s a pic by Tom Bowles who came along to the studio to record one of our working days.

Jasmine Rodgers and Sean Genockey at Black Dog Studio

Jasmine Rodgers and Sean Genockey at Black Dog Studio

I will be performing at Berkofest on the 12th September and unfortunately will not be performing at the New Art Exchange Mela this year but we will be rescheduling and I’ll be looking forward to playing with Mendi Mohinder Singh and Waqas Choudhary soon.

Tickets for Berkofest can be purchased here

Big hugs

Jasmine xx

May 2015

Hello lovely friends,

I’m about to record my music with Sean Genockey and its getting really exciting so do excuse if I’ve been less than communicative. In these last couple months since my Scottish mini-tour, I’ve played at the Slaughtered Lamb for a charity event to help my friend John Butterfield raise funds and awareness for the Epilepsy Society, and he has just cycled from London, UK to Mont Blanc in France. This last Saturday I performed at the Drawing Room as last minute support for Ruarri Joseph check out the gig here:

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GIGS!

Thursday 28th May supporting Deborah Bonham at the Havant Spring Arts Centre. Tickets are available HERE Tickets £12.50

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Monday 8th June supporting the Jeremiah Brothers at the Finsbury, Green Lanes, London. Tickets are available HERE Early birds are free.

The Jeremiah Bros

Sunday 28th June Barnet Summer Fair more info coming

Saturday 11th July Begfest more info coming

Sunday 13th September at the NEW Art Exchange, Nottingham for the MELA

Be well, if you have any questions just email me or I’m on Facebook and Twitter.

Big hugs

Jasmine xxx

Scotland

Friends!!! Heading off on a mini-tour of Scotland starting Thursday.

Thurs 19th March Voodoo Rooms supporting Fresh Cream with Henry Parker-tickets

Fri 20th March Caley Sample Room, I loved playing there at Edinburgh Fringe Festival so I’m coming back –tickets

Sat 21st March The Drygate in Glasgow supporting Black Diamond Express –tickets

Sun 22nd March Private gig in Aberdeen- email me for details 🙂

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February and March

As spring begins and those sun deprived crawl back to normality (i.e. me) so the projects begin! Recording starts in April/May and I’m working on the artwork now. Give me feedback! You know my email:

jasminerodgersmusic@gmail.com

March-

Edinburgh Festival last year was so good that I swore to return and in March I will be carrying out a short tour starting in Edinburgh, the Voodoo Rooms, supporting Fresh Cream, the wonderful Caley Sample Room, the Drygate in Glasgow and then up to Aberdeen. More details to follow.

February-

Huge thanks to Frank and Diane who hosted Malcolm Bruce’s first House Gig to promote his Pledgemusic campaign. Here’s a link to My Only Friend performed in their living room! Filmed by the firelight- do excuse the darkness.

 

Big hugs xxx

January 2015

Good old January.

The month for strengthened resolve and optimism. We’ve started off well haven’t we?! With all that’s in the news I pray for peace, and my thoughts are heavy with all the things I read in the news from all over the world. I really hope that you have a beautiful year, and that the world gives you kindness, peace and the space to be the best person you can be.

Tune in to Juice 107.2 FM tomorrow at 5pm GMT where I will be interviewed about my forthcoming gig in support of Will Johns at the Brunswick on Saturday 17th January in Brighton, Sussex.

Will Johns

On Tuesday 20th January I will be playing at the Lost in the Manor night at the Finsbury. I’ve played there a couple of times and it’s one of the really good small live venues in London I’d say.

The Finsbury 20th JanThe event is free but ticketed and you can book your tickets by clicking here! On the bill is Alev Lenz and also Valerio Lysander.

In the meantime, watch this space for updates about Icicles, its video and its remix. Also, more information to follow about a visit to beautiful Scotland in March.

🙂

xxx

October and November

 

On the 22nd November, I will be supporting the beauteous Deborah Bonham at Havants Art Centre and you can book your ticket here.

I will be preforming at a number of house gigs in support of Malcolm Bruce, for his pledgemusic campaign. We will be performing at the Camden Jazz Cafe on December 8th 2014. Book your tickets here

Malcolm Bruce at the Camden Jazz Cafe 8/12/2014

Malcolm Bruce at the Camden Jazz Cafe 8/12/2014

In October I’ve been songwriting and recording a video with the fantastic Jane and Jack Judd with the D2D Dance Company who all love Icicles.

I’ll let you know when the video is ready but here’s a little taster:

Spectators get in shot watching the Icicles dancers

Spectators get in shot watching the Icicles dancers

 

 

September gigs

A photographic post this time. Hats off to those who have recorded my gigs…It’s rare that I do so thank you!

The Castle at Wellingborough was immense, thanks once again to the amazing Scott Matthews for having me along, and thank you to the hugely supportive audience too. What a beautifully dressed venue.

Scott Matthews on monitor at soundcheck. The Castle, Wellingborough

Scott Matthews on monitor at soundcheck. The Castle, Wellingborough

 

At teh Castle, Wellingborough. Photography by Martin Davies

At the Castle, Wellingborough. Photography by Martin Davies

 

Berkofest was great fun and I sang backing with Haiki for Shane Lamont.

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With Haiki and Shane Lamont. Photography by Adam Hollier

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With Haiki at Berkofest 2014. Photography by Adam Hollier

I also played at Silencio Sessions real acoustic night at Vagabonds (no mike, no amp) and there’s a rather lovely photograph by Agnes Monti….

Photography by Agnes Monti

Photography by Agnes Monti

 

September

EDINBURGH how I love thee!!!!

I’m knackered but really happy. After a fantastic gig at Cambridge Rock Festival where I met some wonderful people, I trundled my gear up to Scotland and performed daily with the Word Cafe at the Pleasance, Bunker One. Poets such as Julie Mullen, Mel Jones, Alan Wolfson, the Scottish Poet Laureate Liz Lochhead, Rachel McCrum, Sara Hersch, Lyndsay Diane Russell, Rob Auton and others were incredible. Poetry to me, is one of the hardest forms of expression because it can be so stark, and so intimate. When it’s good it’s Mae West amazing.

I also played at Bannerman’s Bar, hats off to Courtney Lynn and Erin Bennett and at the Caley Sample Room, with huge thanks to Robbie and Andy, and everyone who couldn’t have made me more welcome and who accommodated my dashing off to run with zombies at the Generation of Z performance. I managed to sneak in a little gig at the Aperol Spritz stage in St Andrew’s Square too!

See below for really exciting gigs coming up.

Gavin Black photography of Jasmine Rodgers at the Pleasance Edfringe

Gavin Black photography of Jasmine Rodgers at the Pleasance Edfringe

 

Three brilliant gigs all in September, book your tickets now!

6th September Silencio Folk and Acoustic at 8pm at the Cha Cha Cha Cafe, 3 Cassiobury Park Watford with Ocelot and Sophie Ramsay.

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Silencio Watford Saturday 6th September

I’ll be on Radio Decorum at 7:30pm on Sunday 7th September talking about all things Berkofest if you’d like to hear me from the comfort of your sofa ;).

Saturday 13th September at the fabulous Grassroots Berkofest, Berkhamsted Cricket Club HP4 1HE

Berkofest 16th September

Berkofest 16th September

 

Saturday 20th September supporting Ivor Novello award winning Scott Matthews at the Castle Theatre, Wellingborough. I’ve seen some immense musicians and I’m one of those that tend to stand with folded arms and pursed lips at most gigs, but with Scott’s music (and I’ve been fortunate to support him a couple times), I’m enraptured. Incredible voice, beautiful words and enchanting playing. I really love his music very much, so this is a real pleasure.

supporting Scott Matthews at the Castle, Wellingborough Sept 20th

supporting Scott Matthews at the Castle, Wellingborough Sept 20th

 

Onwards and upwards my lovely friends, I don’t yet know what the future holds but I’m going to have new music to you before the end of the year and I’m really looking forward to sharing it with you xxx

Cambridge Rock Festival 2014

Cambridge Rock Festival 2014

August

Up to beautiful Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!!!!!

Just about to catch my train and thought I’d post.

I’ll be performing daily at 2:05 pm with the Word Cafe at the Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker 0ne

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Wednesday 13th August 2014 at Bannerman’s 🙂

 

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Thursday 14th August at the Caley Sample Room 🙂

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Hope you’re all doing amazingly- if you came to the Cambridge Rock Festival then halloooo!!! Thank you for an amazing time, even despite the winds and incredible supermoon.

xxxx

Summer

 

This Sunday coming I will be performing at the Brick Lane Village Fete– a fantastic family day in East London in aid of a cause that is dear to me. for more details please check out their site.

http://blvf.org/village-fete/

Brick Lane Village Fete

 

 

I’m delighted to be playing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year with the Word Cafe. If you’re coming along then let me know. Before that I will be gracing the Acoustic Stage at the Cambridge Rock Festival too. You can see details below, there will be more to follow and I will try my best to keep you updated.

If you’re squinting at the type, then double click on the pic to bring it up larger. 😉

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Jasmine Rodgers Summer 2014

April/May

My next performance will be at the Workshop, Old Street in London May 15th.

Beautiful preceedings support the wonderful Deborah Bonham at the Half Moon in Putney and at the Stables in Millton Keynes

I was overjoyed to play with Mendi Mohinder Singh at the Melting Pot held in the New Art Exchange. We were accompanied Waqas Choudhary on flute. Videos will follow but in the meantime, here are some great shots taken by Daniel Whiston.

 

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xxx

Springy

Smog and Saharan sands aside, I had a beautiful gig at The Bedford. Thanks to Tony Moore for organising it, and to Roberto for the sound. Lauren Flynn and Savannah Dumetz were great to watch too. To the lady who bought my EP and went looking for a pen, I have the EP here for you 😉

Andy Sheard took some lovely pics too. I’m really enjoying playing my songs and I think you can see that in his pic here.

Andy Hearst photography

Andy Sheard photography

Emilio (The Fox) uploaded a video he took and you can watch it here!

Supporting Deborah Bonham on Thursday at the Half Moon in Putney was immense. She references all the classic rock and soul singers and makes her own style.

15th April The Stables in Milton Keynes with Deborah Bonham

20th April Melting Pot at the New Art Exchange with Mendi Mohinder Singh

15th May The Workshop Old Street, London

19th July The Drawing Room Chesham

10th August Cambridge Rock Festival.

More dates to be confirmed.

My EPs will be available at all of the shows and you can also download it from itunes.

Here:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/jasmine-rodgers-ep/id396482382

xx

 

 

 

March/April/May etc

Performing at the Landmark Arts Centre

Performing at the Landmark Arts Centre

Lately I have performed at two very different events… one at the Seven Strong Female Poets at the Landmark Arts Centre, a beautiful ex-church with the most incredible acoustics.

I also supported  the wonderful Deborah Bonham and band at the Pizza Express in Maidstone. Really lovely people, very heartfelt music.

Deborah Bonham and band

Deborah Bonham and band

 

1st April The Bedford in Balham

10th April Half Moon in Putney with Deborah Bonham

15th April The Stables in Milton Keynes with Deborah Bonham

20th April Melting Pot at the New Art Exhange

15th May The Workshop Old Street, London

19th July The Drawing Room Chesham

10th August Cambridge Rock Festival.

More dates to be confirmed.

My EPs will be available at all of the shows and you can also download it from itunes.

Here:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/jasmine-rodgers-ep/id396482382

xx

 

Upcoming

Been recording a number of my songs with Dean James Barratt at the Dairy in Brixton and it’s all beginning to sound beautiful- soon you’ll be able to hear for yourself!

Got a whole heap of gigs coming up and the first being on Thursday at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington Surrey. Showcasing a number of poets and musicians the evening is hosted by the Word Cafe, by Julie Mullen. Some of the poems are hilarious, some are heartbreaking, all are great.

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Its held in a beautiful massive ex-church and the acoustics are incredible. I would pay to go and see me play there except I don’t have to. But I would.

I’m also delighted to say that Deborah Bonham, the powerful rock vocalist and blueswoman has invited me to join her and her band on a number of dates of their acoustic tour around the UK. Venues are hyperlinked below.

1st April The Bedford in Balham

10th April Half Moon in Putney with Deborah Bonham

15th April The Stables in Milton Keynes with Deborah Bonham

15th May The Workshop Old Street, London

10th August Cambridge Rock Festival.

More dates to be confirmed.

My EPs will be available at all of the shows and you can also download it from itunes.

Here:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/jasmine-rodgers-ep/id396482382

xx

 

Happy New Year 2014

So far so good. I hope that you are safe and warm and have seen the new year in with style.

This year I will be travelling more and will have these new songs to you as promised, first two gigs I can confirm are:

February 14 2014 Valentine’s night at the Enterprise in Camden, London

February 27 2014 Bard Dangerous at the Landmark Arts centre, Teddington

In December I played at the Carmignano di Brenta with Mike 3rd on guitar, Alessandro Arcuri on bass and Alberto Stocco on drums for the “Dicembre Culturale 2013″  which is pretty much the first time I’ve played my solo music with a band. It was a buzz and I’ll be doing that again no worries! Also on the bill was Benny Greb‘s band Moving Parts and it was great to meet these lovely guys too.

Alberto Stocco, Mike 3rd, Jasmine Rodgers, Alessandro Arcuri

Alberto Stocco, Mike 3rd, Jasmine Rodgers, Alessandro Arcuri by Anna Dall’Ava

 

Jas xx

Nelson Mandela

I just wanted to say rest in peace Nelson Mandela. I was lucky enough to shake his hand when I accompanied my father to South Africa for the 46664 charity event in Cape Town. I was able to witness some of the amazing work that the charity carried out and met some extremely brave people.

The thing that struck me was how relaxed he was, compared to the hundreds of security people that surrounded many of the celebrities present (and who accidentally elbowed me in the face just because they were so tall), Nelson Mandela had this golf buggy and one or two bodyguards.

Anyway, thought I’d share.

Nelson Mandela's security buggy

Nelson Mandela’s security buggy

December

Check out this nice review (if you read Spanish) of Night Song remixed by Drew Downing

http://sistemasauditivostv.blogspot.mx/2013/08/las-10-canciones-del-mes-de-agosto-este.html

December sees me leave my den to gig in London, Hastings and in Vicenza….

1st December I will be providing music at the Word Cafe, a festival of spoken word with award winners such as the lovely Julie Mullen at the Pleasance Theatre in Angel, London.

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5th December I will be supporting The Remedy and the 12 piece Harlequin Dynamite at the fantastic Finsbury, North East London. It will be free and it will be full so come early. I’m on at 8:30pm.

http://www.thefinsbury.co.uk

14th December I’ll be playing in The Kave Gallery, St Leonards on Sea. Doors open at 7pm. I’ve never played here before and I’m really excited to be near the sea. 🙂 Support by The Good for Nothing Poet and more details to follow.

http://www.thekavegallery.co.uk/#!events/ch4i

THEN

I’ll be playing in Italy with a beautiful band. Even more details to follow…

I’ve been getting annoyed with politics and people like Russell Brand, namely because I agree with alot of what he says, but I don’t want to, just because. I am going to vote, even though some people believe that abstaining raises the point about their disenchantment with UK politics, it’s important to me as a woman to make use of something that my sisters fought so hard for and I do believe in a democracy. My political beliefs are half-baked at the best of times, I garner my opinions from bits and bobs that I read before getting distracted by raccoons eating grapes and other glorious videos like that. I may vote for Green or some other party than the big three/four/grapes?…I mean, that is an option. We have a beautiful planet, or it has us.

ANYWAY

Here’s the raccoon vid…I know you were aching to see it.

xx

 

Venice and other ukeleles

It seems that my recent expeditions to Italy have been based around the ukelele, maybe it’s something to do with the sea. Or something.

Somewhere in Venice. Being tourists.

Somewhere in Venice. Being tourists.

Playing El Paisa at the Gervasuti Foundation on Sunday 15th September I was accompanied by the Ukuband, a fantastic four piece from Rome. It was amazing to hear El Paisa with such a big sound, on such small things. It gave me some good ideas and some great new friends.

Fantastic musicians and great fun. Sorry about the blurred image.....

Fantastic musicians and great fun. Sorry about the blurred image…..

So still writing ….. and in the meantime…

That's what you wanted right? Some musos having it large.

That’s what you wanted right? Some musos having it large.

…xxx

My sincere intention this Autumn…

…is to hide myself away from the rain and the wind and come out again with a beautiful collection of songs that I love, never mind you and if you love them!

Before I do that I’m heading over to Venice to play for the Gervasuti Foundation. It’s a chaotic and crazy venue and Venice is very wet when there’s a squall, sigh, but I’ll make the effort…;)

Up in the olive groves....

Up in the olive groves….

 

Obviously it will be beautiful and amazing, so if you are visiting the Venice Biennale this Sunday (15th September) evening then I’m doing a strictly ukelele set.

Thank you to everybody who has bought my EP, attended a gig, written a lovely email, liked a post and just been a friend. I do read all of your messages and if I haven’t yet answered then I will soon.

Upcoming gigs

I’ve been taking alot of time off and been songwriting in the countryside. I’ve also been working on other people’s music (I’ll let you know when it’s ready) and singing at the Natural History Museum, which was an incredible buzz.

Friday 31st May 2013. Photography by Belinda Clarke

Friday 31st May 2013. Photography by Belinda Clarke

Here are some of my upcoming gigs:

Wednesday 19th June Half-Moon, Putney, South London

Saturday 6th July Drawing Room, Chesham

Sunday 28th July Brick Lane Village Fete, East London

Tuesday 13th August The Finsbury, North London

More details to follow xx

Gleeful

Oxford is beautiful and it was amazing to play at the Glee Club! Thank you everyone for making it a great evening, and thank you to Scott and Martin as always 🙂

May sees me heading to Lincoln Beer Festival on the 25th and to the Drawing Room in Chesham on the 15th June.

I’ll be in touch with more details but in the meantime, if you’re on facebook do like my page Jasmine Rodgers Music or follow me on Twitter JRodgersmusic.

xx

April squalls

Hey there,

Next week on the 26th April sees me supporting the wonderful Scott Matthews at the Glee Club in Oxford. You can get your tickets here: http://www.glee.co.uk/oxford} . I will be playing at the Cafe des arts in Guidlford on Tuesday and at the Coffee Circus once again this sunday on the 28th April.

See below for a pic of me colour coordinating extremely well at the previous gig.

Jasmine Rodgers at Coffee Circus by Rachael

 

I’m planning on heading out of London a bit more this year, I’d like to see some mountains and some sea. If you have a venue or you are a venue and you have a suggestion, then let me know.

Jas xxx

March 2013

Following on from last week, when my brother and Deborah Bonham played, the Bull Theatre will be hosting an evening with my good self, Scott Matthews and Malcolm Bruce. If you’re a fan of the beautiful Lianne La Havas, she lately covered Scott’s song ‘Elusive’, both versions stunning in their own way. God I’m jealous. 😉 Scott’s music always transports me so I really am delighted to be there on Friday.

If you would like to come along then you can book tickets from the Bull Theatre directly. Nearest tube is High Barnet. xx

 

In aid of the Bull Theatre, supporting Scott Matthews

In aid of the Bull Theatre, supporting Scott Matthews

PRISTINE 2013

It’s beautiful and snowy and it won’t last.

Then it will be cold and then, slowly, it will go all green.

In the meantime, I have some gigs in and around London….and here’s one of them that I am really looking forward to, supporting OHO at the Bedroom Bar.

 

JAsmine at the Bedroom Bar

 

If you’d like to get on my mailing list or you’d like to invite me to play, then email me info@jasminerodgers.com

xxx

 

Is it Autumn now?

Ladies and gents,

I’m keeping a low profile at the moment and focusing on songwriting but I love your feedback so keep it coming. I did however play at Berkofest in September- thank you to the organisers for a great day.

Jasmine plays at Berkofest 2012

While you are getting ready to carve your pumpkins, build your zombie faces and generally prepare for hibernation, I will be continuing my songwriting and sourcing new venues to visit. All of your suggestions have been fantastic- keep ’em coming, and I will be venturing further afield next year.

On the 7th November, I’m going to be playing at a new rock venue in London called the Rattlesnake of Angel. There’s a lot of good feeling about this venue and I’m intrigued… so come and join me xx

 

August saw me songwriting in Cyprus, loving the Olympics and some fantastic gigs in London. I’m summing up a whole heap of incredible moments with just a few words but to say any more would be bragging…

Halfmoon Putney 16th August 2012

Check out Sarah Corbett’s lovely review in Trebuchet Magazine

Newrising: The Half Moon, Putney

I was also interviewed by Colombian internet radio, Colectivo Bunka ≠IndieCopter Radio Show check it out on http://soundcloud.com/colectivobunka/jamine-rodgers-special-artist

Last week saw me singing for the folks at Kingston Hospital Radio on Julia Mullen’s show- fantastic! Although I guess you wouldn’t hear it unless you were broken in some way, if you were I hope you’re mended now.

September sees me at Berkofest…

 

For more info email me

xxx

Olympicsssssss

I’ve been enjoying making cynical comments about the Olympic preparations but I did actually really enjoy the opening ceremony. There were some weird bits but the most of it was beautiful and nicely done. Is it bad that I was surprised? I intend to support Team GB, Team Japan and Team anyone who looks like they’re about to win something.

I recently played up in Nottingham at the Mela Fest 2012, hosted by the New Art Exchange. It was a beautiful day with loads of different cultures meeting in one place. Mendi Mohinder Singh  accompanied me on tablas and it sounded great! I’m looking forward to more gigs like that!

Here’s a pic at the NAE:

Jasmine Rodgers and Mendi Mohinder sing at the Mela Fest 2012. Photography by Bartosz Kali

Next up for August I have two gigs, one is in aid of Shooting Stars and Chase charities and is based in Godalming Surrey, August 16th at the Star.

After that  I’ll be playing at the Half Moon in Putney, SW London, it’s a well known venue, and although I’ve seen loads of people play there I’ve never played before, so come and support me!!!

Enjoy the sun and enjoy the rain, might as well….

Jas xxx

Ahem…

Since last we spoke, Venus has trundled across the sun and I have been rained on time and again. Nevertheless, I have high hopes for these next five minutes or so…

Supporting Scott Matthews was bliss, and if you haven’t got his album then I urge you to. Dan Whitehouse was good too. I’m in the midst of distracting myself with songwriting stuff and my album should be done by the end of the year…

I’m playing tonight in a new venue in East London called the Arch Gallery, if you’re about come and say hi.

I’ll be playing at the Mela in Nottingham next month and supporting the Shooting Stars Charity in August.  I’ve been told to advertise my EP more, so if you like my music then please go to iTunes or amazon or direct to Zimbalam and you’ll be able to purchase the EP there.

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Pretty good…

…for a few weeks work!

Here’s a link to a ditty that I wrote a while back and played at the Chapel in December. On the same bill was Neil Brewer and also The Staves. Very beautiful.

Very excitingly, I will be opening for the lovely Scott Matthews on the 4th May in Newhampton’s Art Centre. For tickets online go to

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_midlands&query=detail&event=491405

Check Scott’s music out – it’s soooo moving…..

As you may know, my old band Boa and I are raising money for AAR Japan, a charity helping people affected by the tsunami last year. If you’d like to donate please go to www.justgiving.com/boa-music and you will be sent a link to download a previously unreleased mp3 of Boa’s song Daylight (it’s me! Singing in Japanese!). Click on the image to donate!

 

Additionally, I was interviewed about this by Henrique Minatogawa in a Brazilian-Japanese online magazine. If you read Portuguese then follow the link!

Made In Japan

Love to you and thank you as always for supporting me.

x

 

Whitney Houston

When I was a little girl, this was the woman that I would sing along to, and before others came along, she was one of the first who made me want to be a singer, purely and simply because her voice was so sweet and she was so elegant. I got into other music styles and the next I knew of her sad to say was as a bit of a casualty. I always thought she would pull it together. I have no idea how she died so I’m making lots of assumptions, but I think that we have lost yet another incredible talent for the saddest of reasons.

I just want to say thank you for singing so beautifully when you did and I hope that whatever hurt your heart and your head is over now.

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Space….

… the final frontier…..

And all the beautiful things in this world. Been looking at the stars lately and thinking about space exploration. What makes us travel the way we do? This pic below is of our planet in a sunbeam, taken by Voyager 1.

 

Right. Back to me.

I have a gig coming up on the 20th February in The Social, Little Portland Street London…if you’d like to come then email me for a discount info@jasminerodgers.com.

 

Love to you xxxx

 

 

 

The Racehorse Sanctuary gig….

….raised about £40,000 so thank you very much you amazing people! I had a great gig and at the same time really enjoyed watching my brother and my dad, and Deborah Bonham’s band too! Here’s a shot of me taken by Alan White.  So now for the next gig- one at the Cafe 1001 in Brick Lane, East London on 13th December- this Tuesday at 8pm. I’d love to see you there, I’ve not played at this venue before but everyone raves about it. Looking forward to it!!!!

The Racehorse Sanctuary…..

It’s short notice of me but anyways… here’s the info about a gig I’m playing tomorrow to raise money for the Racehorse Sanctuary. Amazingly, in the grand scheme of charity things, racehorses come pretty low and once they’ve run their course (literally) the pastures they get set out in aren’t always nice. So anyway, my dad and my bro are playing and so is the lovely Deborah Bonham.

While London was burning….

 

I completely missed all the action and the evil rubbernecker in me wanted to skip down there with my camera. That’s bad isn’t it? I just hope no one got seriously hurt and I hope that the people who should have been thinking about what needs to be done start to do that now. It’s never too late to sort things out (I hope). Anyhoo….

Hope you’re all ok.

So I was in Nottingham, playing at the Mela, a festival held at the New Art Exchange. Apparently Mela means Gathering and it’s a good excuse to get everyone together (not to riot) – there were some amazing musicians from all around the world and I played an old song which is linked here.

httpv://youtu.be/5hBO-s69ehg

What’s next? Songwriting is going well and I’m planning to have some new material out and about by the end of this year.

xxx

Down at the southbank….

Came off stage only to hear about Amy Winehouse. Very sad news.

Thanks to all for watching me at the Real Food Festival- it was a real joy. I also had the good fortune to watch the Human Planet at the BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall tonight. Some incredible musicians and some incredible footage- just to remind you how beautiful this place is in case you had forgotten.

Guilfest

Thanks all for coming down- very muddy! ‘Nuff said 😉

 

Heavenly Jukebox at The Ginglik-Thanks Jeff, Danny, Emily and Carl for having me play I really had a great time! James Mathe and Jack Joseph were great too.

xxx

Been busy again, sunbathing and songwriting, recording with the lovely Dan Carey and I can’t wait for you to hear how the songs have turned out!

Anyway, for now…. come to this gig!!!! I’ve been invited to play by Jeff at Heavenly Recordings and I’ll be playing the new songs too.

Jasmine Rodgers at the Ginglik 16th July

Looking forward to seeing you there and if you REALLY like the show then you can catch me on the Acoustic Stage at Guilfest on the sunday (17th).

BIg hugs

Jas x

June-ish Julyish

So I’ve been recording and songwriting!

Also went to see the amazing SaintSaviour at the XOYO the other day and had the pleasure to attend Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou’s new album launch with Heavenly Recordings.

Got more gigs for you now 😉

I’ll be playing at the ‘Music for Luleki’ night at the Good Ship, Kilburn on 7th July

The Ginglik, Shepherds Bush Green on 16th July with Jack Joseph and James Mathe.

Then at Guilfest on the 17th July.

And then at The Luxe, Spitalfields on the 24th July !!!

Right, this is me kind of updated… there will be new stuff too and I’ll put up a sample of my new songs and stuff.

If you guys use wordpress, can you suggest a good gallery app? Not sure which ones to use.

Hugs

Jasmine

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Biennale 2011

Ai Ai Ai!!!!

Jasmine Rodgers at the Biennale Venice 2011 by Ottilie Wright

Back from the Biennale in Venice! I was performing at the Gervasuti Foundation who hosted the Iraq, Bangladesh and Indonesia Pavilions. Check out their site for more details:  http://www.gervasutifoundation.com/

All very chaotic but amazing nevertheless and I got to hear some great music and see some interesting art. Here’s a shot of me wailing my head off with the percussive aid of Alberto Stocco and Madi from Senegal- it sounded fantastic…guess you had to be there. 😉

Jasmine Rodgers at the Biennale Venice 2011 by Andrea Michelon Prodoscimi

Since then I’ve been recording my new songs with Dan Carey and all I can say about it is that I’ve never been so happy and so excited about working with someone as I am about working with Dan…. 🙂

Playing tomorrow at the Regal Rooms in Hammersmith, London and on Monday at the Bedford in Balham, London. Come along- I’ll be playing some new songs …..

www.myspace.com/theregalroom

www.thebedford.co.uk/

The Ivors!

Just to blab about it again- my dad received an Ivor Novello award for his outstanding contribution to British Music and I’m very proud! It’s taken me a whole day to recover in fact…Anyway, the award was presented to him by Chris Blackwell, so that’s nice, and Plan B won 3 awards which is really cool. These awards are chosen by songwriters for songwriters so it’s a really great accolade and there were some amazing people there.

Right, back to me again. I’m off to record next week and then afterwards I’ll be performing at the Biennale in Venice. 🙂 I hope you’ll like what I record and here’s a pic of my dad, Paul Rodgers, my stepmother, Cynthia Rodgers and Jimmy Page that I took.

 

Royal Albert Hall gig!

 

27th April 2011

Royal Albert Hall gig

Line up: Moi, Joe Elliott and Paul Rodgers featuring Jason Bonham

I was lucky enough to play at The Royal Albert Hall supporting my dad, Paul Rodgers!!! It was an amazing gig- made all the better by the fantastic audience and the fact that my ukelele, which had split in half two days before, managed to sort itself out with the help of Andy Gibson at Macaris’….

Check out Thilo’s photographs and let me know what you think.