It's not the wand, it's the magic

by August (feat. Vedina Rose)

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Recorded in 2009 in Camden & Bow August were born out of the underground music scene in Camden Town. Originally an instrumental band, Vedina joined as vocalist when she gatecrashed a studio party, grabbed a mic and freestyled over the bands sweaty, sexy grooves.


released December 11, 2017

august is/was...

Vedina Mosé - vocals, lyrics
Clean Cut Mark - drums, xylophone
Raphael Mann - bass, guitar, keyboards,
glockenspiel, percussion, double bass, vocals
Maree Choie - clarinet, vocals


Art Terry - piano & electronic piano on 'It's Not The Wand...', electronic piano on 'Picking Up The Love'
Felix Foueillis - vocals on 'All You Need To Know'
Earl Grey - trombone on 'Butterfly' & 'Madilu & Trickster', mysterious maraca guitar...
Yankee Bob - tenor & baritone saxes on 'The Bell Tower'
Kai Hoffman - french horn on 'Butterfly' & 'King Kong'
Shohei Kawamoto - bass clarinet, soprano sax & flute on 'King Kong', bass clarinet & flute on 'Butterfly',
& flute on 'Lujza Es Cseles' & 'It's Not The Wand...'
Natalia Czerska - violins & violas on 'Madilu & Trickster' & 'Lujza Es Cseles
Dorota Gralewska - cellos on 'Madilu & Trickster' & 'Lujza Es Cseles'

String arrangements by Raphael Mann & David Garside

Recorded by Raphael Mann @ Frizz One, Two & Three, Chicken Wing & Scar, Ed Deegan @ Gizzard Recording,
Thomas Kay @ Scar.

Mixed by Raphael Mann @ Frizz One, Two & Three. Additional mixing by Ed Deegan & Raphael Mann @
Gizzard Recording.

Mastered by Graeme Durham @ The Exchange

Design by Raphael Mann & Tom Barette.

Photography by Felix Foueillis, Colin Whitehouse, Maree Choie & Raphael Mann

Hungarian: Krisztian Vass

PRODUCED BY Raphael Mann


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Vedina Rose London, UK

P.I.R.A.T.E Vedina Rose makes Alt Soul, Trip Hop music with a London twist!

Drawing on her rich multicultural heritage and unorthodox musicianship she creates Art that is passionate, original and drenched in meaning.

Enjoy Sensual soundscapes, a magnetic mix of genres and stellar Songwriting.

Her expressive vocal stylings have earned her comparisons to Bjork, Kate Bush and Sade.
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