Filomena Campus Quartet with Steve Lodder, Charlie Pyne, and Rod Youngs

'Sirens' Song'

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Last Show: Wednesday 30 th November 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

‘Sirens’ song’ is the musical picture of the uniqueness of the voice, irresistibly powerful, dangerously seducing and giving pleasure to whoever hears it. Vocalist Filomena Campus draws you into the dreamy fairy world of Queen Mab, the mythical Janas creatures of Sardinian folk tales, and the irresistible Sirens’ voices in Homer’s Odyssey. Irony resonates in the song ‘Queen of clowns’, a tribute to the Italian theatre artist Franca Rame. 

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"Campus’ love of London and Sardinia, jazz and the theatre, were combined in an evening of great musical skill and impassioned improvisation. "


Advocating the female side of jazz, Campus presents songs about creatures and characters from myths, fairy tales and the world of theatre that have inspired her work. They are new compositions written with pianist Steve Lodder and arrangements of tunes that have been part of her repertoire and international collaborations. With Rod Youngs on drums and Charlie Pyne on double bass, lending a backing voice with her sophisticated vocal harmonies and improvisations. The quartet will take you on a passionate journey where music and improvisation intertwine with spoken word, poetry, and comic sketches. A contemporary jazz evening in celebration of the voice beguiling in many different ways.

Internationally renowned jazz vocalist/lyricist/theatre practitioner/academic, whose diverse influences range from modern literature, theatre and art to the culture of her native Sardinia. Filomena has toured or collaborated with Orphy Robinson, Rowland Sutherland, Cleveland Watkiss, Huw Warren, Laura Cole, Byron Wallen, Jean Toussaint, Tori Handsley, Ruth Goller, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Nana Simopoulos, and the London Improvisers Orchestra, as well as with fellow Sardinian musicians Paolo Fresu, Gavino Murgia and Antonello Salis. Filomena has performed at many jazz festivals around the world, having played in the UK, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Morocco, Thailand, and Croatia amongst others.

Band Line Up

Filomena Campus (vocals and loops)

Steve Lodder (piano)

Charlie Pyne (double bass)

Rod Youngs (drums)