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Keith James Recordings


Keith James Producer


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Recorded at various concerts across the UK

Concert Appearances


Concert for a Changing World - The Globe gig Poster

As a gesture of belief in the possibility of harmony and understanding within all of us interwoven in today's World

Concert for a Changing World

This is not a collection of protest songs Much more about question, vision, re-evaluation and change.

Words that reverberate with the tenacity of human spirit in these times of fright, disinformation, fractured societies and pollution. Songs that have changed history and moved millions of people to do things they never thought possible.

Included are songs by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen and Keith

Each song has a new verse for the 21 st century, one that exposes our collective fragility and the suspicion that our own greed, growth and worship of the future may be taking us on a journey that will be increasingly spiritually impoverished.

"In my later years, I have found time to meditate and to reflect on the Poetry of those who have handed down their innermost thoughts about our combined human commitment. I have often found this unsettling current writes its own song: those in this concert are" Life in a Western World 1978. One small voice 2004. Pantomime Horses 2017 and I can see 2019.

'The world needs powerful songs as much as ever. 'I Can See' certainly hits its target. Keith clearly sees the danger of living in a post-truth, self-serving society, but he sees hope too!' Folking.com



The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Songs of Leonard Cohen - B Bar gig Poster

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.

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. Our World misses him very much!

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the 'pure song' Keith 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 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
'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


The Songs of Nick Drake

Songs of Nick Drake, The Atrix Gig Poster



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Upcoming Dates

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

Friday 1st May 2020

HARPENDEN PUBLIC HALLS, Southdown Road, Harpenden - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01582 767525

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, this concert will not be going ahead on this date. It will be rescheduled to later in the year. Date to be announced.

http://www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Thursday 21st May 2020

THE BRINDLEY, High Street, Runcorn - 7:30PM
Box Office - 0151 907 8360

UNICEF CONCERT.Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, this concert will not be going ahead on this date. It will be rescheduled to later in the year. Date to be announced.

https://ticke

Saturday 23rd May 2020

BROADBENT THEATRE, Snarford Road, Wickenby, Lincolnshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 0300 400 0101

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, this concert will not be going ahead on this date. It will be rescheduled to later in the year. Date to be announced.

http://broadbenttheatre.org

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

HANGER FARM ARTS CENTRE, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 023 8066 7683

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, this concert will not be going ahead on this date. It has been rescheduled to Thursday January 21st 2021.

https://www.h

Wednesday 10th June 2020

THE BANK, 2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01379 873495

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, this concert will not be going ahead on this date. It will be rescheduled to later in the year. Date to be announced.

http://www.thebankeye.org

Friday 19th June 2020

PAVILIONS THEATRE, The Den Crescent, , Teignmouth, Devon - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01626 249049

As a gesture of belief in the possibility of harmony and understanding within all of us interwoven in today’s World CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD Unique and timeless songs of vision, question and change Words that reverberate with the tenacity of human spirit in these current times of brooding disquiet, fractured societies and civil unrest. Songs that have changed history and moved millions of people to do things they never thought possible. Included in this concert are songs written by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen and Keith For this concert, the original living writers of each song have been asked to compose powerful brand new verses that stand proud in the 21st century against this current wave of crises. Keith, a life-long devotee of emotional performance, approaches each of these songs with fresh courage and passion and includes all of the new verses – chilling to listen to! So much has changed, although so little has changed. Everything is moving so fast and yet everything is moving so slowly. Also included are both versions of Keith’s song I can see and a 2020 re-write of his song Life in a Western World ‘The world needs powerful songs as much as ever. 'I Can See', certainly hits its target. Keith clearly sees the danger of living in a post-truth, self-serving society, but he sees hope too! Folking.com. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.p

Saturday 20th June 2020

ASHCROFT ARTS CENTRE, Osborn Road, Fareham, Hampshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01329 223100

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, this concert will not be going ahead on this date. It has been rescheduled to Saturday December 5th 2020

https://www.a

Thursday 17th September 2020 [ND]

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

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. This concert was due to take place on May 15th. It has been rescheduled to Thursday September 17th 2020. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.a

Friday 18th September 2020

THE GLOBE AT HAY, Newport Street, Hay on Wye, Hereford - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01497 821762

CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD Unique and timeless songs of vision, question and change. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

http://www.globeathay.org

Saturday 19th September 2020

TENBY ARTS FESTIVAL The Brewery, Tenby, South Pembrokeshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01834 218408

Keith James sings TIME LET ME PLAY The Poetry of Dylan Thomas

https://www.t

Saturday 26th September 2020

TRINITY ARTS CENTRE, Trinity Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01427 676655

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

https://www.w

Saturday 10th October 2020

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

This concert has been re-scheduled from March 26th. UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://thefl

Saturday 17th October 2020

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

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

https://www.o

Wednesday 4th November 2020

THE PALACE THEATRE, 430 London Road, Southend on Sea, Essex - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01702 351135

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

https://south

Friday 6th November 2020

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

CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://glive

Saturday 7th November 2020

LUDLOW ASSEMBLY ROOMS, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01584 878141

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

https://ludlo

Friday 22nd January 2021

TETBURY GOODS SHED ARTS CENTRE, Old Station Yard, Cirencester Rd, Tetbury, Gloucestershire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01666 505 496

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

https://shed-

Friday 29th January 2021

KENTON THEATRE, 19, New Street, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01491 525050

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

https://kento

Sunday 31st January 2021

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE, Church Street, Colchester - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01206 500900

CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

https://www.c

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

QUAY THEATRE, Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01787 374745

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

https://quays

Friday 5th February 2021

THE CUT THEATRE, New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk - 7:30PM
Box Office - 0300 3033211

CONCERT FOR A CHANGING WORLD. This is not a collection of protest songs Much more about question, vision, re-evaluation and change Words that reverberate with the tenacity of human spirit in these times of disquiet, fright, fractured societies and our polluted planet. Songs that have changed history and moved millions of people to do things they never thought possible. Included are songs by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen and Keith Each song has a new verse for the 21st century, one that exposes our collective fragility and the suspicion that our own greed, growth and worship of the future may be taking us on a journey that will be increasingly spiritually impoverished. “Across my working life as a songwriter and musician, I have often felt an unsettling wind; times when too many were making me feel very uneasy. A number of them you will hear in this concert” Life in a Western World 1978. One small voice 2004. Pantomime Horses 2017 and I can see 2019. Tickets are available on-line from the venue website here below:

http://newcut.org

Saturday 6th February 2021

BECCLES PUBLIC HALL THEATRE, Smallgate, Beccles, Norfolk - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01502 770060

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

https://www.t

Friday 12th March 2021

BOLLINGTON ARTS CENTRE, Wellington Road, Bollington - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01625 573863

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

http://www.bollingtonartscentre.co.uk

Friday 26th March 2021

ARTS FOR HUNGERFORD, The Croft Hall, The Croft, Hungerford - 7:30PM
Box Office - 07590 555877

UNICEF CONCERT. Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. This is the new date for the concert that was due to be on March 27th but was cancelled due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

https://artsf