Keith James the Songs of Leonard Cohen
26 October | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| £15
Keith James in concert bringing you the songs of Leonard Cohen – these remarkable songs – stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual
Enigmatic and mysterious, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, coupled with a wry humour.
His death marked the end of an era, his music reached out to an entire generation. Every line challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility.
With a lifetime reputation of performing 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. On his highly acclaimed tour, Keith has performed over 450 concerts to more than 150,000 people in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK and Europe.
Included in the concert are many of Cohen’s well known songs: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who by Fire, Joan of Arc and Secret Life. Also included are Keith’s dramatic and absorbing performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence.
Keith has also transcribed into song Leonard’s poem All my news from his collection ‘Book of longing’ 2005. which can be found on Keith’s new album A MESSAGE FROM THE GODS.
“Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear” The Independent
“Good work. Glad you are keeping Leonard’s songs alive”. Sylvie Simmons, Biographer The Life of Leonard Cohen
“Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice”. Sunday Times
“Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music” The Guardian
Advance tickets for this performance cost £15.00
On the door on the night they will cost £16.50