UK singer/songwriter Sophie Barker kicked off her U.S. West Coast Tour at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA. The songstress best known for her collaborations with Zero (“Destiny”, “In The Waiting Line”) is touring in support of her latest release, Seagull. Her next stop is October 30 at Yoshi’s San Francisco and then Sophie and the band travel to Seattle and Portland. Follow the latest news on Sophie on her official Facebook page or sophiebarker.com.
Singer/songwriter Kate Earl played an intimate set at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA last night. She will be doing a residency at Hotel Cafe in November, with shows scheduled for Nov. 3, Nov. 15 and Nov. 29. Be on the lookout for her forthcoming album, Stronger, due in stores on November 19th. Her latest single, “One Woman Army” is available now on iTunes.
Australian artist, Butterfly Boucher has become a staple in Southern California since the release of her latest CD, Scary Fragile. Aside from playing at Spaceland, House of Blues San Diego, and Sainte Rocke in Hermosa Beach, Butterfly is currently in the middle of a weekly residence at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA. I was able to catch her show on Wednesday, June 17th.
Butterfly opened the show with her catchy single “Gun For A Tongue” and it didn’t take long for her to kick it in high gear. So high that she was forced to shed her black leather jacket in the middle of the show and later took a longer than usual pause to tune her guitar (which she admitted was only a cover for her to catch her breath, to the amusement of everyone). Mixed in with other songs from Scary Fragile, she didn’t forget to play “Another White Dash” and “I Can’t Make Me”, two hits from her debut CD, Flutterby.
Butterfly Boucher ends her June residency at Hotel Cafe with a show on June 24th and then travels north for shows in Portland and Seattle before circling back to San Francisco. Check her website for tour details.
More pics from the show follow…