This SoundCellar gig will be the world live debut of aramii
We are extremely pleased to be able to add this additional gig to our regular schedule here at SoundCellar, when we present two of the most in-demand musicians from the vibrant and exciting London contemporary scene.
This gig will take place at The Grasshopper,
139 – 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 9HT.
Please note: If parking in either of the car parks at The Grasshopper, you must register your vehicle on one of the dedicated terminals at the bar or in the function room.
Ticket link below
aramii is the new moniker for the long-time collaborative project between prolific artists Maria Chiara Argirò (Rosie Turton; Kinkajous; These New Puritans) and Jamie Leeming (Alfa Mist; Jas Kayser; Rebecca Nash). Having lost the opportunity to have them play at SoundCellar when the world ‘stopped’ in 2020, we are absolutely delighted that we will at last be able to present Maria Chiara and Jamie.
Since moving from her native Italy to London, Maria Chiara Argirò has become a highly sought after musician in the capital, playing and recording with a number of leading ensembles, as well as releasing a series of fine albums under her own name. From beautifully crafted acoustic piano-centred albums “The Fall Dance” (2016) and “Hidden Seas” (2019), to her most recent release “Forest City” (2022), with its delicious infusion of electronic sounds, Maria Chiara’s reputation is rapidly growing as both player and composer.
Jamie Leeming is fast becoming one of the UK’s most in demand ‘go to’ musicians, appearing on recent top releases by drummer sensation Jas Kayser, by SoundCellar favourite Rebecca Nash and in his regular guitarist role in Alfa Mist’s outstanding band, appearing on all four of his albums. Jamie also released his own excellent album ‘Resynthesis’ on Alfa’s label Sekito Records in 2022.
The latest EP by this collaboration, “Dusk” (Cavalo Records), combines Argirò’s and Leeming’s signature blend of lo-fi, electronica and cinematic jazz with vocals, presenting a fresh and unique take on the singer/songwriter and spoken word genres.
Having worked together for many years, including releasing the superb download-only album “Flow” in 2020 (Guardian Jazz Album of the month), Leeming says “we felt that aramii would be the perfect vehicle for the next chapter of our work together”.
The EP centres around the outstanding track “Dusk” (feat. Jono McCleery), with layers of moody piano, shimmering guitars and dark synths creating an intimate sound world, framing the deeply emotive vocal. Argirò says “To me aramii is a perfect platform to explore and collaborate through intimate, cinematic, soul-influenced songs”.
Join us here at SoundCellar for this rare opportunity to catch the duo live, during a small gap in their busy respective touring and recording schedules!
Maria Chiara Argirò: Keyboards, Electronics
Jamie Leeming: Guitar
Entry is £15 + booking fee in advance through the below link, or £18 on the door (cash or card).
All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one weekShare this event
15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).
(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for over 90% of our gigs, but subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.
Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.