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Saturday 1st December 2018 - Keith James in concert: The Songs of Leonard Cohen

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His wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain.

Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam.

The Independent - ‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’
Sunday Times - ‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’
BBC Radio Scotland - ‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’
The Guardian - ‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’
Times Literary Supplement - ‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’
Acoustic Magazine - ‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’

Find out more - Keith James’ Website

Tickets £15 (plus booking fees)

Doors open at 7pm for an 7.30pm start.

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