I recently had the chance to meet one of my favourite photographers, Wendy Bevan; I've blogged about some of her work before here. My friend and fellow blogger Akeela introduced me to Wendy, who it turns out is also an incredibly talented singer. She's taken her band Temper Temper to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with an act that showcases both her vocal talents, her passion for vintage aesthetics and her skill with images.
Temper Temper's epic sound fuses muscular, glittering blues with old, dusty jazz, inspired by the works of artists such as Antony and the Johnsons, Scott Walker, Marlene Dietrich, Nick Cave, Mercury Rev and Laurie Anderson. Bevan’s otherworldly vocal performance was recently credited as: “Tragic, and hauntingly beautiful” by Vogue.com.
Pursuing a multidisciplinary approach, Wendy Bevan and her band create a world of ambiguity that sends a shiver to the core. Temper Temper's soundscape explores the emotion of the Pain of Desire companioned with a mixture of original and archive visuals created and art directed by Bevan, vacillating from serenity to calm and brutal to beautiful.
Catch Wendy and Temper Temper at Summerhall until 18th August