Amelia Ray

The Adventurer of Rock and Roll

2018/07 Mixtape

Enjoy the tunes!

“Crosseyed and Painless,” Angélique Kidjo
“Bubblin’,” Anderson .Paak
“Walls,” Snoh Aalegra
“Drunk in LA,” Beach House
“I Am in Love,” Jennifer Lara
“Aspects,” Paul Weller
“By the Fire,” Joy Ike
“hard rain,” lykke Li
“That’s a Lifestyle,” Dirty Projectors
“River Takes the Town,” The Wood Brothers
“Summertime,” Kendra Morris
“Dreams,” The Electric Peanut Butter Company
“Vertigo,” shey baba
“The Darkest Void,” Engel
“Insane,” Madison McFerrin

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/…/princessofcairo/playlist/6r2lTHK…

YouTube (partial): https://www.youtube.com/watch…

2018/05 Mixtape

Enjoy the jimmy jams!

“Safari Song,” Greta Van Fleet
“Wedding Daze,” Daniel Wilson
“Fallingwater,” Maggie Rogers
“Kontroll,” Det Stora Monstret
“Misbehaving,” Labrinth
“America!,” Bill Callahan
“Nervous,” Shawn Mendes
“Nameless, Faceless,” Courtney Barnett
“Saxophone Quartet: Movement II,” Philip Glass, Brooklyn Rider
“Francisco,” Kadhja Bonet
“The List,” Moonchild
“Speed Queen,” Thunderpussy
“Girl,” Donna Missal
“Newsflash!,” NIKI
“Aponte,” Maria Bethânia
“Any Place,” Bahamas

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/user/princessofcairo/playlist/5oRZ0RpEp6H48vDYmmFNWn?si=kncP2ZOiRRqFsDBpp4AZ3g

YouTube (partial):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3wg5tfbFG-lA8hOcotrgg1fxyVxPM1hK

Two shows in Stockholm this week!

Busy week in Stockholm! I will be performing Wednesday 21 March at 21:00 as part of Jamming Stockholm, presented by the Music Fusion Collective, sharing the stage with Peter Fosso, Farshid Dalir and Lele Lele Orchestra. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/130061027672571/151726775505996

And on Friday 23 March I will take part in the Iaspis Open Studios event as part of a performance by Einat Amir. This event will run from 13:00-21:00, showcase the work of current Iaspis residency artists and designers, and include artist talks, lectures and performances. (Iaspis is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists.) For more information, please visit: https://www.konstnarsnamnden.se/default.aspx?id=21206

2018/03 Mixtape

Here's what I've been listening to lately:

  1. “You (feat. Tye Tribbett),” Snoop Dogg
  2. “Faded Heart,” BØRNS
  3. “Bad Bad News,” Leon Bridges
  4. “Lost on You,”LP
  5. “Hashamaim Hakchulim,” Assaf Amdursky
  6. “Go To Town,” Doja Cat
  7. “A Means to an End,” Garden City Movement
  8. “Undertow,” Dan Auerbach
  9. “Here Comes the Rain Again,” Dikla
  10. “Vagalumes Cegos,” Cicero
  11. “Evergreen,” YEBBA
  12. “Molokai on My Mind,” Blayne Asing
  13. “Caught in the Devil's Game,” The Darts (U.S.)
  14. “Atomic Dog 2017,” Meshell Ndegeocello
  15. “Human,” Rag'n'Bone Man

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/princessofcairo/playlist/0oD054w4blTybjSR7nbx9N?si=J-IOPcHSTr-DCUU9H1GjGQ

YouTube (partial): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkoX0lzos4s&list=PL3wg5tfbFG-ncbybq2B-AL4a50nh_grJD

2017/07 Mixtape

Here's what I've been listening to lately:

1. "Exhumed," Zola Jesus
2. "Fireproof," Mitski
3. "Festival," Dungen
4. "Betty Dreams of Green Men," Guerilla Toss
5. "Diaspora Slam," Henri Dikongué
6. "Fatal Gift," Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton
7. "16 Psyche," Chelsea Wolfe
8. "Email from Nigeria," Peter Epstein Quartet
9. "Lay It On Me Straight," Dr Danny
10. "Blood," Sons & Daughters
11. "Performance," The xx
12. "I'm Always In Love," Jeff Tweedy
13. "Seagulls! (Stop It Now)," Bad Lip Reading
14. "Omarm," BLØF
15. "Vardavar (Montreux Jazz Fest. 2014)," Tigran Hamasyan Quintet 

Partial YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

Partial Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/…/…/playlist/7CZhHLY2XFDBFnMCROUJq

2017/05 Mixtape

The May mixtape is finally here, and features tracks from Sinkane, Todd Rundgren, Shakey Graves, Special Request, Lake Street Dive, Elliot Moss, Feist, GAS, Harry Styles, Storm Large, Barbara Dane, Sinjin Hawkes, Mappe Of, Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club and The War on Drugs.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3wg5tfbFG-kHqHzP4E5usm4qpnzdkknN

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/princessofcairo/playlist/2kXGv9i9tsH0xv5A7EDnN7

2017/04 mixtape

Back on land and I've uploaded a new mixtape. Check out the Spotify and YouTube links to the April mixtape featuring Tarrus Riley, Peter Peter, Frightened Rabbit, Abdullah Ibrahim, The Sea and Cake, Brooks & Dunn, Kwabs, John Mayer, The Mountain Goats, Yucky Duster, Isaac Lee, The Black Angels, PJ Morton, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Fiorella Mannoia.

She Ain’t Crazy, She’s My Sister

When I told my friend Shannon I was thinking of specialising in wacky mashups during my time performing onboard the cruise ship the first thing she said was, “I’ve always thought ‘Brandy’ by The Looking Glass and ‘September’ by Earth, Wind & Fire’ would go well together.” I thought that was just about the insanest suggestion I’d ever heard but after a couple of moments had passed I began to see the beauty in such an unintended union. Soon after I became obsessed with crafting the perfect way to join those two songs in happy matrimony. 

With the help of Jake Wood and Ariane Cap, our shared dream was realised in full at our show at Slim’s in December. You can watch the video below. By the way, the show at Slim’s raised over $1,000 for Glide Memorial Church, and contributed towards the amount of a matched donation - in total $40,000 were raised. So a big thank you to all of you who attended and to the other acts who performed!