S T A R R
Starr Busby (receives all pronouns said with respect) is an experimental artist who sings, acts, composes educates and is committed to the liberation of all people. You may have seen Starr playing solo shows with their loop station, Francis, or fronting Brooklyn based experimental soul band People’s Champs. Starr has also supported artists such as The Gorillaz, Esperanza Spalding, X Ambassadors, Kimbra, Alice Smith and Quelle Chris. They are an Ars Nova 2020 - 2021 Vision Resident. Her April 2021 residency programming culminated with the release of her latest EP and accompanying film 9 C u p s i n t h e M o o N “…her otherworldly voice beautifully blurring the lines of R&B, avant garde and the experimental that soothes and stuns” - Earl Douglas for Interrobang. 9 C u p s… is available via Bandcamp and all streaming services. Starr has also performed extensively in the New York theatre scene where they were awarded a 2020 special Drama Desk Ensemble Award for their work in Octet at Signature Theatre. Other selected appearances include: Moby Dick (American Repertory Theatre; Starbuck); Where Love Lies Fallow (The Shed; Nia 1); Apollo Cafe Live: Soul Cypher; #BlackGirlMagic Show (Jack; composer/performer); Mikrokosmos (Steirischer Herbst, Graz and Nottingham Contemporary); The Girl with the Incredible Feeling (Spoleto Festival dei due di Mondi) as well as various concerts and solo shows. Starr also enjoys working as an arts educator at Carnegie Hall and Long Island University where he is a member of the musical theatre voice faculty.