Victoria Yeulet is a musician, music historian and film maker living in London. She has performed in The Television Personalities (Domino Records), Congregation (Bronzerat), and her latest band Sisters an all female Gospel group. She has recently had a chapter about Women in old-time and country music published in the ʻWomen make Noiseʼ book on Supernova Press.
She will be playing music from various genres from 1920s-70s focused on her research interest of the history of women in western music and will be chatting to musical guests The Raincoats and Tom Paley
The Raincoats were one of the most experimental bands that immediately followed the initial burst of punk rock in the late ’70s. With their minimalistic approach to guitar-driven folk-rock, the band developed a distinctive, jagged sound, punctuated by a shrill violin. The Raincoats were also one of the first all-female post-punk bands, which wasn’t common in the late ’70s and early ’80s. When they were recording, the band gained a small cult following in their native England and an even smaller audience in America; they broke up in 1984. Nearly ten years later, the band became a hip name in alternative rock, thanks to Kurt Cobain’s mention of the group in the liner notes to a Nirvana album. Geffen picked up the rights to the Raincoats’ catalog and reissued their albums in late 1993 and 1994. The band reunited and toured with Nirvana in the U.K. before heading out on their own tour of the U.S. in 1994. Two years later, the Raincoats released Looking in the Shadows, which was produced by Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide
Tom Paley began playing guitar and 5-string banjo and was soon well- known for his instrumental skill. For a time, he performed in a duo with Woody Guthrie. Later, with Mike Seeger and John Cohen, he formed THE NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS, the group that generated a great wave of interest in the traditional string band music of the rural South.
After the breakup of the original NLCR, he formed the short-lived OLD RELIABLE STRING BAND (together with Roy Berkeley and Artie Rose) and then moved to Sweden, residing there for three years (1963-65) before moving to England, where he has lived ever since, touring often in America, the UK, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, both solo and with other musicians.
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