What’s On – Ort Cafe, Birmingham

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The intimate and unassuming Ort Cafe in Birmingham has become the place to go to hear new and exciting artists hitting the Birmingham music scene. Birmingham has taken its fair share of flak for many things but, as times progress, the music scene has become a playground for an ever growing plethora of new and emerging artists.

One artist we’re all excited about is Hannah Brown. You can often find her playing at the Ort Cafe, guitar in hand and a pocket full of songs. With a voice that is delicately balanced with raw emotion, you will find yourself inexplicably drawn into her world.

Tonight at the Ort Cafe in Moseley, Hannah Brown is headlining alongside another young artist, Siv Jakobsen. Described as ‘both dark and ethereal, her music may be described as Scandinavian folk with an edge’, you’d be mad to miss what will be an eye-opening and emotional gig.

Just to make it even better, Ort Cafe also has London-born artist Sofia Music, on the Birmingham leg of her UK tour. With comparisons to Laura Marling and Tegan and Sarah, we’re all going to be fangirling like crazy tonight over these three incredibly talented female artists.

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The event kicks off at Ort Cafe from 8.00pm – and it’s only £5 on the door.

Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown is a young singer-songwriter and guitarist living in Birmingham, whilst finishing a degree in music at Wolverhampton University and recording her first album. She is a fine musician and a superb vocalist. Her songs, Kafka-esque at times, walk the corridors between alienation and eventuality, acceptance and resolution.

She is currently recording acoustic, analog versions of some of her songs for release on vinyl in the near future. Her first full album is being produced by Rob Derbyshire and is released on the AAM label.

For more information, visit hannah-brown.co.uk

Siv Jakobsen

Siv’s ethereal voice and haunting songwriting brings forth a delicate and modern take on Scandinavian folk, comparable with other Nordic favorites Ane Brun and Moddi. Her 2013 debut, ‘For Those I Used to Know’, is a fearless performance and testament to her bold and honest songwriting. A captivating live performer and inviting storyteller, she has opened for Norwegian indie-sensations Highasakite and Fay Wildhagen.

With growing popularity in the U.S. and in Europe, Siv’s next album will be released in Early 2015. A concept record of voice, guitar and strings, recorded live in Brooklyn, NY with some of the big apple’s most successful string-players, it is a piece sure to grab your attention and pull at your heartstrings more than most.

Sofia Music

Sofia’s voice enters the scene with her sense of lyrical sensitivity and pureness of tone. Sofia’s sound matches her diverse background of Venezuelan and Lebanese parents.

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Now based in NYC, Sofia released her music video and lead track’ ‘Mum, I Like a Girl’, in December off her debut EP Once Upon a Time. Sofia has also been featured on LGBT platforms such as The Advocate, SheWired, LGBT Underground, OUT FM, The Miami Herald and Curve Magazine.


You can see upcoming events at the Ort cafe website: ortcafe.co.uk.


About Sophia Carter

Sophia is a poet and writer based in Birmingham with a passion for LGBT issues, food, fashion and literature, keen blogger and lover of cats.