Lingua Franca. A name you've probably
never heard but a force to be reckoned with over the coming
months. The London based duo of deejay/producer Ghost and
sweet soul vocalist Devorah met through a mutual friend while
Ghost was recording his debut album 'Seldom Seen Often Heard'.
Their styles complimented each other perfectly and soon after
Lingua Franca was born.
Ghost is an established UK producer
and his uncompromising production style has made him a favourite
of Mr Scruff, Gilles Peterson, Zane Lowe and Steve Lamacq.
He is also an established deejay spinning everywhere from
Glastonbury to Lithuania and he's been on compilations such
as DJ Yoda's Fabric Live, has remixed and produced for Nicole
Willis, Kashmere and Braintax and has an impressive number
of solo projects under his belt.
Devorah has been compared to Jill Scott,
Alice Russell and Joss Stone and has worked with the likes
of Mawglee from Tru Thoughts and Jazzwank's Slip. When you
see her live you won't believe how much power is possible
from such a tiny frame.
.Musically their sound is an eclectic
mix of funk, jazz and soul occasionally dark but always packing
a mighty punch. Lingua Franca can't be pigeonholed easily
but that's because their sound is universal and will appeal
to die hard groove aficionados and general music fans alike.
A 3 piece band has been formed to add
new dimension to Lingua Franca's live performances, which
are as impressive as their studio recordings. They have been
doing a few introductory gigs in recent months playing at
The Latitude Festival, Jazz Café and 93 Feet East to name
but a few.
Their debut album titled 'Things Don't
stay The Same' will be released in 2009 on Breakin Bread.
But for now you can check their brand new EP here!