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The Naked Eye

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Last Show: Thursday 9 th June 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Heads Up is back tonight with the exciting singer-songwriter The Naked Eye who is currently best known as one-fifth of the global female artist collective 'Her Songs'. She offers vivid, nuanced songwriting, steeped in poetic intimacy that captivates the listener with raw and honest storytelling. 

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The Naked Eye is the alias of London-based, French-English and singer-songwriter Frenchie. Growing up in Grasse (south of France), The Naked Eye’s inspiration comes from Jazz, Soul, Folk, RnB, Brazilian and Alternative.

‘Brave Hope’ featuring Ruby Wood (Submotion Orchestra) and MOBO Award nominated Jazz guitarist and producer, Femi Temowo, is the 2nd single taken from The Naked Eye’s most recent release ‘New Eyes’ EP. The Naked Eye performed a home editions, live acoustic performance of the 1st single ‘Emmanuel’ for MAHOGANY video sessions.

The ‘New Eyes’ EP follows 2020’s release of ‘Covers’ EP and 2019’s ‘Love’s Grave’ EP with production from up-and-coming producer Conor Albert. The Naked Eye’s cover of ‘Don’t Cha’ recently gained the attention and praise from Nicole Scherzinger and Glamour magazine.

Citing influences that range from the great singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Nina Simone through to contemporary artists including Nai Palm, Lianne La Havas, Emily King, India Arie, Laura Mvula, Jono Mcleery, Puma Blue, James Blake, Feist and Bon Iver. The Naked Eye’s output is consistently sophisticated, intriguing and firmly marks her out as one to watch.

Band Line Up

The Naked Eye (lead vocal) 

Ruby Wood (backing vocal) (also lead on one song) 

Alice Auer  (backing vocal) (also lead on one song) 

Femi Temowo (electric & nylon guitar) 

Daniel Casimir (double and electric bass) 

Alex Maydew (piano and nord keyboard) 

Naomi Forbes (drums)

+ special guest: Conor Albert - piano and guitar (2 songs)