Wovoka Gentle are Imogen Mason, Ellie Mason and William J. Stokes.
“Wovoka Gentle is a constantly evolving project. Our roots are in traditional soil - we love the structure and soundscape in folk songs - but we wanted to work from those foundations to develop a new vocabulary, a new kind of songwriting."
Having formed in the summer of 2014, the band wrote and performed the score for avant-garde physical theatre company Stasis' production A Table, directed by Aniela Piasecka, and went on to provide music for the world premiere of Alex Howarth’s stage adaptation of What's Eating Gilbert Grape at London’s Bridewell Theatre. Informed by such collaborations as these, the use of performance art, installations and projected visuals has made its way to the heart of Wovoka Gentle’s live shows.
Wovoka Gentle launched their first EP, Wovoka Gentle [Yellow], via Yucatan Records in July 2015 with a sold out show at London's Cecil Sharp House. Their next EP Wovoka Gentle [Blue] followed in November 2015 with a sold out show at Electrowerkz. Their third EP, Wovoka Gentle [Red], was produced by Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, Interpol) and released on October 7th 2016.
The band have since signed to Nude Recordings and Bucks Publishing. New single ‘1,000 Opera Singers Working In Starbucks’ is out on 21st September 2018 alongside live announcement for a headline at The ICA on 8th November.