le ven 17 fév 2017
Yush is the project led by Jorge Galindo, a singer and songwriter from Mexico. Yush has been Jorge’s moniker since high school, and is now a reflection of his intimate approach to songwriting, letting on an unabashed account of his personality and his travels.
On the surface, the music of Yush evokes the sounds of folk from different decades and latitudes, often times adding an electric charge with detailed arrangements and rhythms that do not belong strictly to folk.
Having shared the stage with artists such as Metronomy and José González in the scene of Cholula in Mexico, Jorge moved to Holland in early 2011 where he bonded with members of the Royal Conservatory, forming The Awkward Family, a fleeting Yush (MX/UK/NL/CH) plays mournful folk that brings to mind the gloomiest balladeers, from Nick Drake to Elliott Smith. An ever-changing, chameleonic outfit, Yush mixes organic sounds from violins, mandolins and brass with more electric elements, which guarantees unexpected turns and captivating endings. project that incorporated new sounds to his repertoire.
Back in Mexico in 2012 he started writing the material that would comprise Rio Frío, his debut EP, released in December 2014 by La Cuatro Records. For almost three years, Jorge lived in Mexico City, where he immersed himself in the urban folk scene, borrowing sonic layers from the buzz of the city’s fast pace while maintaining an organic core.
2015 was a fruitful year in Jorge’s career. First, his song “There’s a Place” won the 3rd prize in the World Wide Music Contest in the category ‘Other Sounds’. Later on, he was chosen as the Best Singer Songwriter of The Hague of 2015, a competition organized by The Royal Theater in the Netherlands. Yush wrapped up the year with a performance at said
theater on 31 October.
In 2016, yet another fork in the road led Jorge to Geneva, Switzerland where he recruited the band’s current multicultural lineup with members coming England, Switzerland and the Netherlands playing instruments ranging from violin, mandolin and Irish whistle, among others. With this outfit, Yush has performed at events such as the Fête de la Musique
in Geneva and the Sofar Sounds sessions. The last few months have yielded a bulk of new material to be recorded in early 2017. Meanwhile, Yush continues to search for that ever-elusive balance between the calm and the raucous. What’s to follow, as proven by this project’s wandering impetus, is hard to predict.
Entrée libre dès 19h00 – concerts dès 21h00