For over 35 years, The Space Lady has inspired and confounded music and humanity lovers. Mysterious yet overwhelmingly human, dressed in the paraphernalia of outer space travel yet seemingly well-versed in the vagaries of exploring the Inner Space.
The Space Lady began her odyssey on the streets of San Francisco in the late 70s, playing versions of contemporary pop music an accordion and dressed flamboyantly, transmitting messages of peace and harmony. Following the theft of her accordion, The Space Lady invested in a then-new Casio keyboard, birthing an otherworldly new dimension to popular song that has captured the imaginations of the underground and its lead exponents ever since.
The legend of The Space Lady has continued to grow in the 21st century. Originally featured on the landmark ‘outsider’ compilation Songs In The Key Of Z, then on mixes by Erol Alkan and John Maus, this music has transcended genre, style and fashion, opening up hearts and minds along the way. In the late 90s The Space Lady packed away her Casio and silenced her distinctive voice, retiring from the streets of San Francisco.
Night School managed to establish communications two years ago and is delighted to be working with The Space Lady in issuing the only recordings she made at the time on CD, LP and digital. Even more exciting, The Space Lady has begun performing and recording again, returning to a scene of independent musicians that she helped define before many of them were born.
Look out for The Space Lady’s Greatest Hits, coming in the Autumn / Fall.