Bones is someone who is consistent. Her signature look is a visual patchwork: a
blonde afro that is sometimes sculpted in cube-shaped pigtails, multicolored
garb of different styles and from different eras, record covers flashing more
brightly than Broadway neon signs. It is a good reflection of the controlled
chaos that outlines her music.
British musician plays with boundaries and styles, using sound production as
the neverending playground for all her wildest fantasies. Releasing three
albums in ten years is a testimony to this voracity. She also feeds her
appetite by biting into many live shows: concerts, DJ performances, fashion
shows and expositions all around the world.
Bones (née Thomas) chose a nontraditional path early in life. She made her debut
playing a rebellious teenager in the sitcom “Family Affairs” before reaching
the spotlights of prestigious venues. Her father’s career of selling records at
Brixton Market is probably to blame. After spending her early years finding her
way in a maze of vinyl crates, she continued wandering without ever trying to
look for a hypothetical exit.
is all such intoxicating fun as she uncaps old bottles of afrobeat, inhales the
scents of electronica, sniffs the groove of rocksteady, swallows a bunch of
hardcore amphetamines or gets drunk on potent swigs of brass symphonies. In her
latest release “Nephilim”, Ebony Bones gives herself the luxury of not having
to choose between the “do it yourself” mentality of London punk and the
sophistication of a musical puzzle only the Beijing Symphony Orchestra can piece
singer is equal parts performer and producer and she enjoys concocting sound
collages just as much as bringing them to life in concerts, where she radiates
flashes of flamboyant (and terrifying) energy. Ebony Bones forced her grandiose
vision and her talent as a gifted (mad)scientist into a very masculine world of
pop producers. She is the worthy successor of the iconic legacies of her musical
idols, namely Grace Jones, Björk,
Annie Lennox et Missy Elliott.
Come take a plunge into her
kaleidoscope, live in the heart of La Cité.