Vesper Wood Set To Play Pie Shop Bar Tomorrow!

Photo Credit: Marisa Marulli

"Hymnal and catchy, the album gives Wood the chance to broach topics weighing heavily on the minds of women everywhere" - BlackBook

Christine Wood is navigating through uncharted territory with her solo project, Vesper Wood. The indie singer-songwriter’s voice may sound familiar to you—as one half of electro-pop duo Kaleida, the artist has seen incredible success, with tracks featured in major productions such as John Wick, Atomic Blonde,  and CSI.

We chatted with Wood prior to her March 7th show at The Pie Shop to get the scoop on going solo, her debut album, Instar, and coping with issues related to fertility.  


On Going Solo


You’ve seen great success as one half of Kaleida; What inspired you to branch out and explore creating music as a solo artist? 

Thank you. My partner in Kaleida took a bit of time off to have her second baby and I was feeling idle…thought it might be time to get together some of the more personal songs I had been writing and try a different approach to working and production…and keep learning.

Have there been any advantages to this choice? I would assume having total control creatively is one of them, but am curious as to what else you’ve experienced. 

Sure, having total creative control is interesting…it’s maybe quicker and you can do your personal vision. But 1+1 is 5 sometimes and it’s also great to have someone to bounce ideas off of.  

On the other spectrum, what has been a challenge of the solo project that you didn’t expect?

Just starting over…branding yourself…getting people to listen…dealing with online stuff and social media…I kind of hate that part and it’s always feels like a bit of a struggle, but you have to do it these days.

On Instar


I know that your debut album, Instar, is fueled by your experiences with fertility and reproductive health. How have those experiences impacted Vesper Wood’s sonic output? 

I think making a few of the songs helped me get through some of the anger and sadness I was feeling about some issues I was having with my reproductive health. It kind of allowed me to transcend the disappointment and grief, to prevail, by making something new…be triumphant.

And I also got to have a soap box for some of the stuff I believe in—like encouraging both men and women to be more educated and transparent about women’s fertility and bodies, and not feel like those issues are taboo anymore.

On Connection


I noticed that you’re only active on one form of social media. Is there a reasoning behind only being on Facebook and not other platforms?

I’m actually on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandsintown, Songkick, lol. Maybe the links are hard to find and I need to do better. ☺

Touring can be exhausting on both the body and mind, what with all the time zone changes and long distance traveling. How do you take care of yourself so that you stay healthy both physically and mentally?

I don’t drink much alcohol, try to keep on my meditation routine and get as much energy as possible from connecting with all the different people we meet and doing my favorite thing in the world.

Performance Details

Performance Details

Performance

Details


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 8:00 PM


Dangerously Delicious Pies DC

http://www.dangerouspiesdc.com/ 

1339 H Street NE

Washington, DC 20002

(Google Maps Link)


$10 - In Advance

$10 - Day of Show


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Ana Medvedeva

Fueled by iced coffee, Ana is a consultant by day, and avid concert goer by night. With a music taste as varied as her hair color (currently blue), she loves bringing a performance to life through the power of words. In her spare time, Ana loves to snowboard, hang out with her cat Mimosa, and nerd out about true crime.


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