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Keith James Recordings


Keith James Producer


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Recorded at various concerts across the UK

Concert Appearances

The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Quay Theatre Sudbury Poster

This wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back and desolate

Enigmatic 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 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. This world will miss him very much..

With a reputation of performing in this exact way and with an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives 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.

Amongst a concert of Cohen’s well known songs, including Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah are also poems by Federico Garcia Lorca that Keith James has set to music. Lorca is said to be Cohen’s greatest influence. Additionally, songs from Leonard Cohen’s Album ‘You want it Darker’ released only 10 days before his death – produced by his son, Adam..

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’  The Independent
‘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 Literary Supplement
‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’  Acoustic Magazine

Songs of Nick Drake

Songs of Nick Drake, Hereford Concert Poster



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Upcoming Dates

[L] Lorca
[ND] The Songs of Nick Drake
[PNY] Poet in New York

Friday 3rd May 2019

QUAY THEATRE, Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01787 374745

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://quayt

Saturday 4th May 2019

THE MELBOURN HUB, 30, High Street, Melbourn, Herts - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01763 263303

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the Keith James ticket source page here below:

https://www.t

Sunday 5th May 2019

BECCLES PUBLIC HALL THEATRE, Smallgate, Beccles, Norfolk - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01502 770060

AN HONEST AND LOVING REFLECTION OF THE MUSIC OF YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. The amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely adored singer/songwriter made for a collection of 'must have' records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone's turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world's beaches to this day. Songs such as Wild World, Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where do the Children play have been covered by hundreds of Artists worldwide. Yusuf campaigns on many educational and humanitarian issues,he was awarded the 'Man of Peace' award by the Nobel Peace Laureates. In 2015 and he received the Lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio 2 and the Ivor Novello Award for outstanding song collection. He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev. This concert will give you far more than just the music itself: There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for their uplifting sense of truth, promise and human fragility. Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song.. some of which will be performed as all of us remember and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced - respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach.

https://www.t

Thursday 9th May 2019 [ND]

HEREFORD COURTYARD, Penhaligon Way, Hereford - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01432 340555

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.c

Saturday 11th May 2019

SPRING BANK ARTS CENTRE, Spring Bank, New Mills, High Peak - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01663 308202

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line at the venue website here below:

https://www.s

Saturday 18th May 2019

CRESCENT ARTS CENTRE, 2 - 4 University Road, BELFAST - 8:00PM
Box Office - 028 9024 2338

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://cresc

Friday 24th May 2019

TROWBRIDGE TOWN HALL, Market Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01225 765072

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

http://www.trowbridgearts.com

Saturday 25th May 2019

HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE, Meeting House Ct, Helmsley, York - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01439 771700

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below.

http://helmsleyarts.co.uk

Friday 31st May 2019

ARTRIX ARTS CENTRE, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01527 577330

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://artri

Saturday 1st June 2019 [ND]

THE OLD COURT, St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berks - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01753 743579

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.o

Saturday 8th June 2019

UNDER THE EDGE ARTS CENTRE, The Chipping, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 07791 323869

BRAND NEW CONCERT!! A MESSAGE FROM THE GODS A dramatic and extraordinary new Album and Concert Featuring a collection of the most powerful and loving poetry written in modern times, meticulously set to music using captivating and intriguing vocal and guitar arrangements. A regular performer at UTEA and one of this country’s most passionate and creative concert artists, we welcome back Keith with his brand new concert taken from his critically acclaimed new Album Message from the Gods. Most probably his best ever body of work, written and recorded over almost 2 years, this bold concert and Album consists entirely of unique musical settings of poetry by Maya Angelou, Pablo Neruda, Frida Kahlo, Kahlil Gibran, Kate Tempest, W H Auden, Federico Garcia Lorca and Leonard Cohen. This concert tour devotes itself to the importance of Human well-being. Personal and caring communication, inclusion and tolerance, understanding and patience.

https://www.u

Friday 14th June 2019

G Live. BELLERBY THEATRE, London Road, Guildford, Surrey - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01483 369350

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below.

https://glive

Sunday 16th June 2019

LOUTH TOWN HALL, Eastgate, Louth, Lincs - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01507 354336/07860 402967

Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

http://www.louthtownhall.co.uk

Wednesday 19th June 2019 [L]

PORTSMOUTH FESTIVAL, The Guildhall, Portsmouth - 8:00PM
Box Office - 023 9268 1390

DUENDE. The poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda, Isabelle Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez set to Keith's daring and Fiery classical guitar compositions. Tickets are available on-line from the festival website here below:

https://ports

Friday 21st June 2019

TRINITY ARTS CENTRE, Trinity Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01427 676655

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.w

Saturday 22nd June 2019

THE MILTON ROOMS, Market Place, Malton, Yorkshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01653 696240

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

http://www.themiltonrooms.com

Sunday 23rd June 2019 [ND]

FLORENCE ARTS CENTRE, Florence Mine, Egremont, Cumbria - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01946 824946

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.f

Friday 28th June 2019 [ND]

THE FLAVEL, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01803 839530

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

http://theflavel.org.uk

Saturday 29th June 2019 [ND]

THE THREE HORSESHOES, Towersey, Thame, Oxon - 7:30PM
Box Office - 0333 666 3366

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. Tickets are available on-line at the venue website here below:

https://www.t