British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter.
“Her sound is her take on a sort of folky street pop, tinged with a very particular soulful quality that the Brits seem to have mastered.” Anne Alexander (AfterEllen)
MIRI’s distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics present pop songs that speak fluent indie. She has received radio airplay on BBC 6 Music, Radio DIVA, BBC London Introducing, Soho Radio by Sunday Best’s Xylaroo, Radio X and guest hosted on Get In Her Ears at Hoxton Radio. Her single ‘Under My Skin’ with rapper Cheekie Bugga was supported by the founder of BBC Introducing Jason Carter.
For almost 9 years MIRI co promoted, compered and performed at London live music events “Blue Monday” created for LBTQ women and allies. running monthly nights and and a full days festival celebrating Women In Music. Blue Monday featured in The Girls Are… and God Is in The TV Zine as one of the top 10 women led live music events. MIRI also collaborated with award winning music venue Green Note on 10 sold out events called “Girls To The Front” bringing female musicians to the forefront and working towards equality in the music industry and live gig circuit.
Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past performances include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women, Sofar Sounds, the main stage at Manchester Pride alongside Rita Ora, and Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs. Her European travels have led her to perform in Barcelona, Ireland, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and on an East Germany Tour.
“Beautiful vocals mixed with a social consciousness.” Tracey Wise (Safe Gigs For Women)
Behind the scenes MIRI works with and for various grassroots music charities that offer additional opportunities for young people and people of all ages experiencing mental health problems. MIRI recently worked on the well being team for the Girls Rock London summer camp which empowers girls aged 11-16 through music. She is the curator of Diversity Platform, a Q&A and panel discussions for young LGBTQ+ artists and allies offering support and guidance in the music industry. MIRI is also on the BEAT Board (Breakthrough Emerging Artists Together) an advisory board for The Featured Artist Coalition.
MIRI is currently co producing her new EP Soundbites to be released in 2019. In order to fund the EP MIRI launched a crowdfunder with the target being £2,000 in 30 days. Within 3 days MIRI had raised just over £1,000 and by the end of the campaign the total was £2,873. MIRI says. “This has really shown me that all my grafting over the years has made a real difference and allowed me to build a wonderful and solid fanbase who keep on growing!”
Photo Credit: James Gallant