Hannah James &
Hannah and Toby met in Summer 2018 at Floating Castle festival in Slovenia. Hannah is an English accordionist, singer and dancer (Jigdoll, Lady Maisery); Toby is a French cellist. After a short jam in the Slovenian sunshine it was clear that they shared a common approach to music-making and a real artistic chemistry.
Their music is soulful, original and conversational. The combination of accordion and cello allows for a huge palette of sounds and textures which lift Hannah’s pure voice. In the next breath they switch to choppy rhythms and joyful interplay between cello and percussive dance. This duo deliver a diverse, playful and hugely original performance.