"Singer-songwriter, adaptive surfer and shark conservationist October performs her own soulful acoustic surf-rock compositions, interspersed with her unique arrangements of all your favourite covers, new and old. Dubbed as a “refreshingly original talent”, with a “sumptuous Joplin-esque vocal style”, and “upbeat, percussive guitar skills”, October has played all around the world. She hit the major festival circuit as a soloist, playing the likes of the Glastonbury and the Isle Of Wight Festivals. She's was the first person to ever play and compete at the infamous surf festival Boardmasters, which joined the World Surf League (WSL tour) the same year. Her self-titled debut acoustic album was released to critical acclaim. The word is spreading!".
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"Wearing her massive heart on her sleeve, her rich vocals resonate with the raw, awe inspiring Cornish coastline, so patently her inspiration.
Originally from the Home Counties her life has been an intricate web of trials and tribulations, tragedies and travel. The experiences of which have inculcated in her a beautiful mixture of innocent amazement and heroic altruism. The emotional depth of her highly praised album, ‘Some Of The Things’, clearly reflects the effect that these experiences have had on her. Joyously, her inner resilience and strength of soul that allowed her to triumph over adversities is also clearly evident.
She’s performed on many different stages at the Glastonbury and Isle Of Wight Festivals. October has also inspired and thrilled audiences in renowned venues all over the world, including London’s Ronnie Scott’s and Excel Centre, Gothenburg’s Lisebergshallen Arena, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Melbourne’s Espy, yet clearly still loves to play an intimate gig. Being well known as a skilled self taught multi-instrumentalist, October was recently invited to play the drums with the Ronnie Scott’s house band, after her own gig there. She’s also known for recording drum tracks on her surfboards!
October’s various live performances have been broadcast by radio stations across the world such as the BBC, including Radio One. She has also sung and played with the BBC Big Band and Philharmonic Orchestra. Her original work has also been used in an internationally popular surf film.
October has a deep seated passion and respect for the ocean. She is never without her surfboard, and is an avid supporter of and volunteer with “The Wave Project”, a surf therapy charity that she holds very close to her heart. She made a name for herself on the surf scene, featuring in publications such as Surf Girl Magazine, and competed on the UK Pro Surf tour and World Surf League. Even her beloved dog, Tia, surfs!".
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"Enrapturing" - Music Week
“A force to be reckoned with” – SurfGirl Magazine
"One hugely talented lady with a very, very distinctive voice" – BBC Radio Wales
"Her lyrics are complimented by guitar playing that most male guitarists would be jealous of " - Guitarist Magazine
“October's powerful uplifting voice washes over you in waves of delight" – ***** 5 stars - iTunes
"October Set To Rock The Nation" – The Guardian
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