JF Robitaille & Lail Arad

Saturday 2nd March 2019, 12:00

Caffè Nero, Terminal 2 Arrivals

Acclaimed singer-songwriters JF Robitaille and Lail Arad gear up to perform their new single, Heathrow, at Heathrow Airport.

Artists' portrait on Heathrow single cover

During a co-headline tour of Italy in 2016, Canada’s JF Robitaille and Lail Arad, from London, found their duets increasingly in demand. Excited by the reactions, a collaboration emerged between the two songwriters and snowballed in a way they could not have predicted.

The success of their debut single We Got It Coming opened new doors and the pair embarked on numerous tours, playing more than 100 shows across 9 countries, from Italy to India.

Their single The Photograph was championed by Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music. In Canada the track was in rotation on CBC Radio 1, as well as being added to Spotify’s New Music Friday and Lo-fi Indie playlists.

The pair have made live appearances on Loose Ends (BBC Radio 4), Robert Elms (BBC London) and John Kennedy (Radio X).

Their third single, Heathrow, is a transatlantic gem that will feature on their much-anticipated debut album.

Follow JF Robitaille

JF Robitaille has long been celebrated as one of the most engaging songwriters in Canada. The single Missing You reached #4 on the CBC Radio 2 national charts. He has opened for the likes of St. Vincent, Jonathan Richman and Sean Lennon.

“Robitaille is quite the pop tunesmith, whipping off hook-laden numbers that feature smart lyrics, written from the perspective of the last romantic out there.” ~ Montreal Gazette

“A Leonard Cohen for the new age; but with optimism, melody and a prettier voice.” ~ Exclaim Magazine

Follow Lail Arad

Lail Arad’s The Onion received UK radio play from the likes of Tom Robinson and Jarvis Cocker. In 2016 Lail was awarded Women Make Music funding from PRS Foundation.

[On The EU Song:] “A brilliant lament about 16 million cases of heartbreak by the wonderful Lail Arad.” ~ Billy Bragg

“This is literate acoustic singer-songwriter fare at its best … Album of the year contender.” ~ The Arts Desk

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