Dilettante

Dilettante is the art-pop brain-child of multi-instrumentalist Francesca Pidgeon. Live shows are a genre-phobic loop-fest, featuring everything from fuzzy guitar licks to 5-part saxophone harmonies. When not making music (or hyphenating words) Francesca moonlights in Bella Union’s BC Camplight and enjoys slamming into people on skates (roller derby). Her debut album ‘Tantrum’ was released October 2022.

The album tour saw sell out and over capacity shows at Gullivers (Manchester), Sela Bar (Live at Leeds) and Windmill Brixton (London). Previous shows also include support slots for Self Esteem (Belgrave Music Hall), 6Music’s Tom Robinson (The Trades Club), BC Camplight (YES Manchester) and Caribou (Sage Gateshead) plus festival appearances at Kendal Calling, Manchester Jazz Festival, This Must Be The Place and The Great Escape (Online 2021).

FFO St Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Dirty Projectors, Kate Bush and Fiona Apple.






Friday May 5th, 2023 10:15 pmFri @ The Rockin' Chair Room 1
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