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Kinzoogibio

 

Kinzoogianna AKA Anna Stubbs is a multi-talented producer, record label owner, songwriter, pianist and singer who, with her band Brotherly, forged new ground in London’s exploding Nu Jazz, Broken Beat and Jazztronica scene.  Brotherly’s music has been championed by Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Moses Boyd, Jacob Collier , and Jordan Rakei. They were nominated for BBC Radio 1 Worldwide best session of the year after recording for Gilles at Maida Vale Studios. In 2020 Whirlwind Recordings released a beautiful double vinyl collectors edition of their music 'Analects',  with added guests, Donny McCaslin, Jason Rebello and Kaidi Tatham.

 

'Gold For The Hungry Souls'  is the title of Stubbs’s debut album as a producer, drum programmer and recording engineer, singing all vocal parts, and playing all keyboard parts and percussion.  An epic keys, synths, and vocal harmony driven collection,  blending stories from her adventurous and turbulent California/Essex upbringing with her reflective time during the Covid Pandemic. The songs were written while transcribing and improvising over songs she loves by artists including Rotary Connection, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, McCoy Tyner, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Wayne Shorter.  During this time she also recorded 'Shut This Down' with Shur-i-kan (on Lazy Days Recordings) and indulged in her other loves: Deep House, Electronica and Broken Beat.  Having to record at home, in isolation, she threw herself into the process, using her trusty Nord, an SM7 mic, a UA 6176 Pre-amp, Logic Pro X software, YouTube tutorial videos and lots of red wine.

 

She collaborated with Rob Mullarkey (other half of Brotherly, Jacob Collier bassist, and the album's mixing engineer) and Richard Spaven (Jordan Rakei, Jose James, Tyfor this album,  their virtuosity and reputation as the best drum and bass crew in London (possibly the world!) perfectly match her album's odd-time signatures, unexpected harmony and deeply personal subject matter.

 

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Artist Brief
Kinzoogianna AKA Anna Stubbs from ground breaking Nu Jazz /Broken Beat band Brotherly, presents her debut album as a multi-instrumentalist , singer-songwriter and producer.
'Gold For The Hungry Souls' is due for release in August 2022 and features Rob Mullarkey and Richard Spaven on bass and drums, and is an epic nu-jazz soul collection of nine quirky and memorable songs, with hooky unexpected grooves and harmonies. 

'An incredible piece of work'  - Wayne Boucaud,  K2KRadio

 

Press Release
'Gold For The Hungry Souls' is the debut album from Kinzoogianna AKA Anna Stubbs, the multi-talented singer-songwriter and keyboard player from the ground breaking Nu Jazz and Broken Beat band Brotherly.
An epic vocal and keys driven collection of quirky, sophisticated yet memorable Nu Jazz Soul grooves, Stubbs is showcasing all her talents as a vocalist, writer, keys player, drum programmer, recording engineer and producer.  The album 
blends stories from her adventurous and turbulent California/Essex upbringing, her London life as a musician, and her relationships, with her reflective time during the Covid Pandemic.  

The songs were written while transcribing and improvising over songs she loves by artists including 
Rotary Connection, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, McCoy Tyner, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Wayne Shorter.  Having to record at home, in isolation, she threw herself into the process, using her trusty Nord, an SM7 mic, a UA 6176 Pre-amp, Logic Pro X software, YouTube tutorial videos and lots of red wine.

She collaborated with
Rob Mullarkey (other half of Brotherly, Jacob Collier bassist, and the album's mixing engineer) and Richard Spaven (Jordan Rakei, Jose James, Tyfor this album,  their virtuosity and reputation as the best drum and bass crew in London (possibly the world!) perfectly match her album's odd-time signatures, unexpected harmony and deeply personal subject matter.

'Cinnamon Bun', out on February 4th 2022, on Brotherly Music/Kudos Records, is the first single to be released from 'Gold For The Hungry Souls'.   It's been described as 'A London Sunday out walking, and bumping into The Isley Brothers',  and optimistically eases you into the rich and sometimes knotty tapestry of the album.

'Night Train' out on March 4th 2022, is the second single release from the album, and is a jazz influenced electronic/live instrument banger telling a story of someone returning from the big city to rescue a friend from mediocrity. 

'Four Letter Word'    out on April 8th, is a song about something the writer has a complicated relationship with. Swear words, cuss words, used in every which way! The time signature is in 15/4, but cleverly written so it feels natural, just as using these special words feels natural, and makes us feel good, even though the use of them is forbidden, much like modern music forbids odd times signatures and challenging harmony.


'Mexico'  out 13th May 2022, is the fourth release from the album, featuring soaring vocals, heavy piano and rhodes riffs in the style of Rotary Connection's 'I Am The Blackgold of the Sun'.  As it was written during lockdown, it tackles pandemic themes, and a wish for travel and adventure.

 

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