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 70’s 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 and Spanish TV and films. In 2008 she orchestrated the world’s first ever ‘hang flash gig’ which was broadcast on Channel4.
Last summer she played percussion with Sir Paul McCartney, which she says was an “accidental and beautiful blessing”.Her debut EP The Venus Bushfires is due for release in February 2013.