Nicky Schrire & Jeri Silverman

October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
cafe Roux Cape Town

jeri and nicky schrire


Jeri Silverman:

Jeri Silverman is a South African born singer-songwriter based in NYC. She writes acoustic soul-stirring melodies with a percussive folk pop edge. A lyric craftsmith, her churning vocals produce a sound that is poetic and captivating. Her debut EP Leaflike, released in 2014 – “a minor masterpiece in miniature” (indiemunity) – received wide critical acclaim. She has performed live across the US and South Africa and has lent her skills as an actor, VO artist and singer to numerous films, documentaries and international commercials. Her forthcoming album is a collection of inspired songs written over the past 3 years, exploring the interplay between darkness and light.

“her cracking mix of surefooted pop instincts with a strong songwriting aesthetic. It helps her efforts immensely that she’s a technically gifted singer with the rare ability to utilize technique in a way that enhances emotiveness….one of the year’s best releases so far.” (GasHouse Radio)

“Jeri Silverman is one of the most promising singer/songwriters rising through the indie ranks today” (AllWhatsRock)\

“This is a performer with songs that won’t waste your time…the talent here burns so bright that missing it would be a shame.” (Music Existence)

Nicky Schrire:

Nicky Schrire is a versatile and inventive vocalist and composer whose work has earned her comparisons to artists like Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, and Esperanza Spalding. She has performed in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, London, Dublin and South Africa, with musicians ranging from Arno Carstens, Sibongile Khumalo, and Card On Spokes, to Grammy-nominated pianists Gerald Clayton and Gil Goldstein.

Her work with cellist Ariella Caira (founding member of Sterling EQ, Alice Phoebe Lou, Jeremy Loops) has seen the duo double-bill with Beatenberg frontman Matthew Field, and perform at the Cape Town Folk and Acoustic Music Festival, and the Milk & Honey Festival.

“Wonderful….an acute eye for observation of the small details.” — Alex Gallagher, Folk Radio (UK)

“A remarkable talent… Her voice is a bell, a curve of pliant sound, a personality, a vessel for great songs.” — PopMatters (USA) “While [Schrire’s] esthetic may be free and unbounded, her music is anything but casual.” — Ottawa Citizen (Canada) “A number of the more and most intelligent female vocalists come to mind-Tori Amos, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, etc. – in Schrire’s work.” — FAME (USA)