The Venus Bushfires is a collective of one and
many, of which Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor is the
only constant member.
The Nigerian born singer-songwriter, composer
and performance artist explores the ethereal
sounds of the hang, the power of the talking drum
and the quirks of children’s toys cross-fertilising
multiple visual and musical styles.
Helen harnesses influences from Avant-garde,
psychedelic, tribal and meditative arts and draws
inspiration from 70s musical pioneers such as
Fela Kuti and Can, creating music and stories
that explore the sensual and the spiritual.
Helen has become known for her captivating and
trance inducing live sets, immersive performance-
art shows and impromptu sound journey displays
in unusual spaces.
She has created music for Sony PlayStation and
Disney and her song’s have featured on French
TV and documentary films.
In 2008 she orchestrated the world’s first
ever ‘hang flash gig’ which was broadcast on
Last summer she played percussion with Sir Paul
McCartney, which she says was an “unexpected,
accidental and beautiful blessing”.
In February 2013 she will perform at the Victoria
and Albert museum, London Fashion Week and
the Old Vic Tunnels. She’s will also be playing at
a number of festivals this summer.
Her debut EP The Venus Bushfires is due for
release in February 2013.