Voka Gentle are Imogen Mason, Ellie Mason and William J. Stokes.
“Voka Gentle is 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 Voka Gentle’s live shows.
Voka Gentle launched their first EP, Voka Gentle [Yellow], via Yucatan Records in July 2015 with a sold out show at London’s Cecil Sharp House. Their next EP Voka Gentle [Blue] followed in November 2015 with a sold out show at Electrowerkz. Third EP Voka Gentle [Red], produced by Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, Interpol) was released on October 7th 2016.