Charlie + Jake

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About

For fans of juicy soulful vocals, found sounds, sonic souvenirs and boppable laptoppery:

Iris Lyre are an Indie Electronica // Alt Pop // Indie Jazz duo from Bristol, UK creating soulful alt-pop tracks with an innovative and groove-laden live-looping setup. Previous performances include Ronnie Scott’s, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, and St George's, Bristol.

2024 will see Iris Lyre releasing their debut EP, Internal Weather System. Their most personal release to date, these tracks combine to become a defiant statement about thriving in the face of daunting circumstances and prioritising your own health. Internal Weather System takes a nuanced approach to the tricky conversations that surround living with chronic illnesses and auto-immune conditions.

Weaving heartfelt lyricism and soulful vocals with uplifting pop hooks, lush piano arrangement and soundscapes of found sounds, their debut record tells a personal story of working towards a blossoming self-acceptance, celebrating all that you can achieve, even during the most intense stormy weather felt in the mind and body.

"Creative genius" – The Everyday Magazine

"A firm favourite of ours here on Upload" – Adam Crowther, BBC Bristol

“This is a duo that take their music seriously but not themselves, always a good combination in my opinion.” – The Jazz Mann

For fans of: Self Esteem, Jacob Collier, Dadi Freyr, Everything Everything, Lianne La Havas, Billie Eilish, Arlo Parks

Local Bristol influences: Emily Magpie, Alesund, Snazzback, Waldo’s Gift, China Bowls, Isoldé, Murmuration Choir

Latest live session

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Internal Weather System Press Shot - Charlie + Jake
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Performing live at the Black Mountain Jazz Festival, Abergavenny - Charlie + Jake
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Performing live as Open Collab at To The Moon, Bristol - Charlie + Jake
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Performing Green & Gold live at Glitch in Bristol - Charlie + Jake
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Iris Lyre black on white - Charlie + Jake
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Past Gigs + Festivals

St George's, Bristol
October 2023
Sofar Sounds Headliner, Bristol
September 2023
ALSO Festival
July 2023
Support for SupaLung @ Dare Shack, Bristol
June 2023
Rough Trade, Bristol
June 2023
St George's, Bristol
April 2023
The Bergy Seltzer, Melbourne
February 2023
Black Mountain Jazz Festival, Abergavenny
November 2022
Cheltenham Literature Festival
October 2022
St George's Bristol
July 2022
Buddhafield Festival
July 2022
Inglefest
August 2021
Cheltenham Literature Festival
October 2020
Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's
February 2020
The Spice of Life, Soho
November 2019
Bristol Balloon Fiesta: BBC Upload Stage
August 2019
Cheltenham Jazz Festival
May 2019

Support From

We have been lucky enough to be supported by BBC Radio Bristol, Bristol 24/7, The Jazz Mann, BBC Upload, The Music Flow Magazine, Sofar Sounds, The Jazz Hour on Longside Radio, Bristol Made Music and Jazz Revelations Podcast.

"Picture yourself at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. It’s the small hours of the morning and there’s just a simple piano and microphone set-up on the stage. Here’s Iris Lyre and this is Same Old Story...” - Pete Simson, BBC Radio Bristol, during a live session as their house band of the week.

“Their songs were an intriguing mix of the serious and the playful, tackling sensitive and sometimes highly personal subject matter in a whimsical, non self pitying way that sets them apart from many other singer-songwriters ... this is a duo that take their music seriously but not themselves, always a good combination in my opinion.” - Alan Mann, review of our gig at the Abergavenny Jazz Festival.

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