When: 4 Feb 2022
Produced By: Keith James >
Keith James in concert – The Songs of Leonard Cohen.
These remarkable 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, wry humour and courage to wrestle with
the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.
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. Our World misses
him very much!
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 500 concerts – close to 150,000 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 Andalusia, Spain.
Included in the concert are 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 songs from his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance and Keith’s dramatic performances based
on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence.
Keith has also transcribed into song one of
Leonard’s poems from his collection ‘Book of longing’
‘Some of the most atmospheric
and emotive music you will ever hear’ The
‘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
‘an elegant and beautifully
crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland
‘certainly the UK’s most
celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian
‘All the tears of time are shed
in a few brief lines’ Times
‘a sensitive and pleasingly
understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine
Keith James’ website
4th Feb 2022, 19:30 pm
Full Price: £14.00
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