Contemporary folk singer and songwriter

A Londoner with Iraqi and Belarusian heritage, contemporary singer-songwriter Flo Perlin began learning the cello at the age of five, later falling in love with the guitar when her Colombian teacher Cesar Rodriguez-Duran (the same person who taught Michael Kiwanuka) introduced her to the world of Bossa Nova, which influenced her own finger picking style. Combining this experience with a diverse range of influences from artists such as Zero 7, Laura Marling, Buena Vista Social Club, Suzanne Vega and Erykah Badu, enabled Flo to develop an accomplished talent, further enhanced by a unique vocal style and ability that is instantly recognisable – a rare gift in today’s musical landscape.

In addition to the soothing and hypnotic nature of her voice, Flo Perlin is able to create beautifully crafted, melodic and poetic songs that address common yet complex issues, intertwined with profound and personal perspectives. In light of this, BBC 6 Music have described her as ‘a true storyteller’.

Clay (released on June 7) is Flo’s third album. Clay itself is a metaphor for the human capacity to adapt and adjust to different experiences and challenges. Just like clay, we mould and change shapes. This album reflects Flo’s personal experiences of belonging and growth.

Flo’s previous work has already gained her an international audience, with her single Baghdad achieving over 4.4 million streams on Spotify, as well as air time across a whole range of leading radio stations, including a much discussed live performance and interview on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, not to mention a string of high profile gigs and festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival, Wilderness, Celtic Connections and Americana Festival, plus shows at The Green Note, Omeara, and EARTH Hackney.

Now with Clay, Flo Perlin continues her creative journey, presenting her very best work to date as it is born in to the world, to be enjoyed those who appreciate sincere music of the very highest quality.

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