After spending three intense years in the forests of South and Central America, Portuguese/British singer–songwriter Nessi Gomes returns to the west with an ambitious vision: To expose new ears and hearts to the plant medicine wisdom and music and to spread and share the beauty of the on growing new psychedelic – tribal culture.
Supported by legendary producer Duncan Bridgeman (1 Giant leap), Gomes is completing these days in London the recording of her debut album ‘Long Way Home’. Her songs merges the mystery of the medicinal and ceremonial world with a good urban contemporary touch. Her IndieGogo campaign receives massive support from circles of the medicine around the world and has reached $27,000 in less than 3 weeks.
“Trying to describe Nessi Gomes is like trying to describe a new flavor that nobody has tried before… She completely captivates her audience until they are drinking in her words and eating out of the palm of her hand”.
Born on the tiny island of Guernsey, Portuguese-British singer/songwriter Nessi Gomes
channels influences from both sides of her ethnicity, blending the essence of traditional Portuguese Fado folk music with modern British inspiration. Fuelled by a belief in the transformative quality of music, her songwriting is infused with her personal journey and characterized by a haunting beauty that transcends, nourishes and disarms.
Nessi’s creative turning point took place four years ago upon settling in the forests of South and Central America. The psychedelic nature of the continent has reshaped her songs. Her heartbreaking voice started reflecting a nakedly honest, multi-faceted portrait of her world, where darkness & light dance together, challenges are transcended and mysteries revealed.
Now back in London, Nessi is completing her first album, ‘Long Way Home’, due to be released in October 2015. It is produced by Duncan Bridgeman (creator of ‘1 Giant Leap’) and features the accompaniment of top musicians including Viktoria Mullova, Mathew Barley, Cosmo Sheldrake, Dave Randel, Nigel Butler and Rainer Scheurenbrand.
The deep inner work in the forest carved the way for an album that communicates, blends and bridges different influences, from the vocal witches of the West such as Kate Bush and Bjork, all the way to the forest creatures and plants of the Amazon.