Manchester based singer-songwriter Zoe Kyoti is born of Anglo-Austrian- Greek-Armenian heritage. Within her bittersweet unique brand of Folk, there lies the spice of exotic far-flung places and the roots of Jazz, Country and Blues.
Kyoti’s debut solo album Wishbone released on Whest Records features a large stellar cast of Manchester’s finest musicians including the Cinematic Orchestra’s guitar maverick Stuart McCallum and drummer Rob Turner; one third of mercury prize winners GoGo Penguin.
Recorded and co-produced by local legends D’Alchemiss at Rosehill Studio & John Ellis at Limefield Studio (The later makes a very welcome appearance on track 5). Track 2, the Eastern tinged ‘Monsoon’ has been featured in the movie Dermaphoria, as well as benefiting from a reincarnation on Matt Owen’s album ‘The Aviator’s Ball’ arranged for woodwind.
Other strings to Kyoti’s bow are allotment-swing-acoustic trio The Magic Beans with self-effacing guitar player Ulrich Elbracht and stalwart arranger/composer Matt Owens on double bass. They are preparing to launch their second album ‘Anything you can dream’ at the 3 Minute Theatre on the 23rd Sept 15. As well as appearances with the sublime Californian-adopted Manc songstress Jesca Hoop, most recently on her album ‘Undress’.
Zoe Kyoti can appear solo, as a duo or with a full band. She also sings with The Magic Beans.