Archive : Song Sisters


“Only 13% of the songwriters registered on PRS for Music are women” Shocked to hear this startling statistic at the Women in Music conference at the South Bank earlier this year, successful soulful-folk-pop singer-songwriters Fiona Bevan and Kal Lavelle decided to do something about it. Teaming up with Helen Meissner (Folkstock Arts Foundation), who champions up and coming artists, Kal and Fiona, who have played with Ed Sheeran, Nick Mulvey, Ingrid Michaelson and Nerina Pallot, among others, are setting off on a national double headline tour this summer. The tour will also incorporate an innovative songwriting Masterclass element - both Kal and Fiona have written songs with and for other successful artists, including Fiona's co-write Little Things which became a huge hit for One Direction. The ‘Song Sisters’ songwriting clinics are being offered as free entry events for women only. The songwriting masterclass will take place during the afternoon (4-6pm) followed by the evening showcase with a musician chosen by Soapbox, and a Folkstock Arts Foundation act, in the first half. Please email :: to book your FREE place on this (female only) songwriting masterclass. Limited space. Fiona’s newly released debut album, Talk to Strangers and Kal Lavelle’s single from her forthcoming solo debut album will be promoted in their sets. The combined desired effect of the high profile tour will be to encourage more females to enter the music industry and balance the statistics. SoapBox is absoutely delighted to be hosting the Ipswich leg of this unique, spellbinding, female tour. As one of (very) few female promoters in the East, Amy has always felt passionately about addressing the gender imbalance in the music industry. Tickets are £6 in advance, then £8 on the door. Limited capacity. All ages welcome. BYOB.



Fiona Bevan

Fiona Bevan’s bewitching music has roots that run deep. They stretch as far back as the Suffolk-born singer’s childhood home, in which her family sang songs from black and white films and old musicals around a piano and her parents played her Cole Porter and Doris Day. More >>


Kal Lavelle

Kal Lavelle is an Irish born singer songwriter now living in London. Her songs are instantly captivating, with a voice that Alex Zane (Channel 4) praised as simply "beautiful". More >>