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Keith James in Concert – The Songs of Leonard Cohen
25 January @ 7:30 pm
Enigmatic and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. His music befriended an entire generation and so the announcement of his passing has truly marked the end of an era. He challenged us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own humanity …. A Man of Grace. Our world misses him very much.
With a reputation of performing in this exact way and with an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James fives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in an intimate and sensitive style, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.
Keith has not only expanded his study of LC, but also deepened it..
Included in this concert are Choen’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 one of Leonard’s early poems.
Advance Tickets £15
On the Door: £17
(plus Booking Fees)