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Keith James Recordings


Keith James Producer


BRFM TV,Radio


Recorded at various concerts across the UK

Concert Appearances

The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Songs of Leonard Cohen - Wyeside 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

Solid Air Concert

Solid Air, Hanger Farm poster



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Upcoming Dates

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

Wednesday 26th April 2017

KITCHEN GARDEN CAFE, 17, York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham - 8:00PM
Box Office - 0121 443 4725

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets selling fast.

http://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk

Sunday 7th May 2017

CATHEDRAL QUARTER ARTS FESTIVAL, Rosemary St Presbyterian Church, BELFAST - 7:45PM
Box Office - 028 9023 2403

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Sold out.

http://cqaf.com

Friday 12th May 2017

WYESIDE ARTS CENTRE, Builth Wells, Powys - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01982 552555

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.wyeside.co.uk

Friday 19th May 2017

THE CORO, County Road, ULVERSTON, Cumbria - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01229 587140

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://corohall.co.uk

Saturday 20th May 2017

BISHOPS CASTLE TOWN HALL, Bishops Castle, Shropshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01588 630023

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://bishopscastletownhall.co.uk

Sunday 21st May 2017

SQUARE CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE, 10, Square Road, Halifax, Yorkshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01422 349422

UNICEF CONCERT. A loving reflection on the insightful and timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS.

http://www.squarechapel.co.uk

Wednesday 24th May 2017 [ND]

HANGER FARM ARTS CENTRE, Totton, Southampton, Hampshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 023 8066 7683

SOLID AIR CONCERT. The Music of Nick Drake and John Martyn.

https://www.h

Thursday 25th May 2017

STROUD SUBSCRIPTION ROOMS, George Street, Stroud, Glos - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01453 760900

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk

Friday 26th May 2017

TROWBRIDGE TOWN HALL, Market Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01225 765072

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.trowbridgearts.com

Saturday 27th May 2017

UNIT 23, Unit 23 Ford Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5LE - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01803 869879

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.unit23live.co.uk

Wednesday 31st May 2017

THE POLY, Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01326 319461

UNICEF CONCERT. A loving reflection on the insightful and timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS.

http://thepoly.org

Thursday 1st June 2017 [L]

CHARLES CAUSLEY POETRY FESTIVAL, Number Eight, Westgate Street,, Launceston, Cornwall - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01726 879500

DUENDE. The surreal, haunting and exotic poetry of: Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende and Federico Garcia Lorca. Performed as passionate songs and set to a collection of rich, daring and fiery classical guitar arrangements. Following his numerous concerts and recordings in which he has taken the work of various Poets; William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen and successfully transcribed them into what can only be described as truly amazing songs. Keith has now turned his attention to one of his greatest passions; that of the intoxicating and somewhat mysterious world of the most masterful writers in the Spanish language. Lorca: as Spain celebrates 80 years since Lorca’s death at the beginning of the Civil War, his dramatic and impassioned words take on an even greater of human consciousness. He is certainly the most influential of all Spanish Poets. Isabel Allende: the niece of Chilean President Salvador Allende, is one of the most accomplished and celebrated modern writers occupying the multi-dimensional world of Spanish Literature. Pablo Neruda: also from Chile, has been proclaimed internationally, as the most loved of all modern Poets. His verse is deep and romantic in a truly human and delicately intimate way, unlike any other Poet. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Master of Magical Surrealism, Colombian Marquez is wildly celebrated for his astonishingly brilliant work as a novelist. 100 years of Solitude being the most celebrated novel of this amazing genre.

http://www.crbo.co.uk

Friday 2nd June 2017

PAVILLIONS THEATRE, The Den Crescent, , Teignmouth, Devon - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01626 249049

UNICEF CONCERT. A loving reflection on the insightful and timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS.

http://www.pavilionsteignmouth.org.uk

Saturday 3rd June 2017

THE WATERMARK THEATRE, Erme Court, Leonards Rd,, Ivybridge, Devon - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01752 892220

UNICEF CONCERT. A loving reflection on the insightful and timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS.

http://www.ivybridgewatermark.co.uk

Sunday 4th June 2017 [L]

SHELLEY THEATRE, Beechwood Avenue, , Bournemouth - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01202 413600

DUENDE. The surreal, haunting and exotic poetry of: Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende and Federico Garcia Lorca. Performed as passionate songs and set to a collection of rich, daring and fiery classical guitar arrangements. Following his numerous concerts and recordings in which he has taken the work of various Poets; William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen and successfully transcribed them into what can only be described as truly amazing songs. Keith has now turned his attention to one of his greatest passions; that of the intoxicating and somewhat mysterious world of the most masterful writers in the Spanish language. Lorca: as Spain celebrates 80 years since Lorca’s death at the beginning of the Civil War, his dramatic and impassioned words take on an even greater of human consciousness. He is certainly the most influential of all Spanish Poets. Isabel Allende: the niece of Chilean President Salvador Allende, is one of the most accomplished and celebrated modern writers occupying the multi-dimensional world of Spanish Literature. Pablo Neruda: also from Chile, has been proclaimed internationally, as the most loved of all modern Poets. His verse is deep and romantic in a truly human and delicately intimate way, unlike any other Poet. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Master of Magical Surrealism, Colombian Marquez is wildly celebrated for his astonishingly brilliant work as a novelist. 100 years of Solitude being the most celebrated novel of this amazing genre.

https://shell

Tuesday 6th June 2017

EXETER PHOENIX , Bradninch Place, Gandy Street,, Exeter, Devon - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01392 667080

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

Thursday 8th June 2017

THE POLY, Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01326 319461

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://thepoly.org

Friday 9th June 2017

STERTS THEATRE, Upton Cross, Liskeard, Cornwall - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01579 362382

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.sterts.co.uk

Friday 23rd June 2017

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

UNICEF CONCERT. A loving reflection on the insightful and timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS.

https://uk.pa

Saturday 24th June 2017

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

UNICEF CONCERT. A loving reflection on the insightful and timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS.

https://www.u

Thursday 29th June 2017

SPAN ARTS. Plas Hyfryd Hotel, Narberth, Pembrokeshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01834 869323

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.span-arts.org.uk

Wednesday 5th July 2017 [L]

THE MARKET THEATRE, Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 07967 517125

DUENDE. As Spain celebrates 80 years since Lorca’s death at the beginning of the Civil War, his dramatic and impassioned words take on an even greater of human consciousness. He is certainly the most influential of all Spanish Poets. This is a unique and compelling concert by Keith and also includes poetry by Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende. Performed as passionate songs and set to a collection of rich, daring and fiery classical guitar arrangements composed by Keith.

http://themarkettheatre.com

Wednesday 5th July 2017 [L]

Ledbury Poetry Festival, Ledbury, Herefordshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01531 636232

DUENDE. As Spain celebrates 80 years since Lorca’s death at the beginning of the Civil War, his dramatic and impassioned words take on an even greater of human consciousness. He is certainly the most influential of all Spanish Poets. This is a unique and compelling concert by Keith and also includes poetry by Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende. Performed as passionate songs and set to a collection of rich, daring and fiery classical guitar arrangements composed by Keith.

http://themarkettheatre.com

Saturday 9th September 2017

CHELTENHAM PLAYHOUSE, 47-53 Bath Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - 7:45PM
Box Office - 01242 522852

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.cheltplayhouse.org.uk

Tuesday 12th September 2017 [ND]

FARNHAM MALTINGS, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01252 745444

FOREST OF EDEN - IN SEARCH OF NICK DRAKE

https://farnh

Thursday 14th September 2017 [ND]

THE CUT THEATRE, New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk - 8:00PM
Box Office - 0845 673 2123

FOREST OF EDEN - IN SEARCH OF NICK DRAKE

http://newcut.org

Friday 15th September 2017

THE FISHER THEATRE, 10, Broad Street, Bungay, Suffolk - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01986 897130

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.fishertheatre.org

Saturday 16th September 2017 [ND]

THE BICYCLE SHOP, 17 Benedicts Street, Norwich - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01603 625777

FOREST OF EDEN - IN SEARCH OF NICK DRAKE

https://www.t

Thursday 21st September 2017

THE RAILWAY, 3 St Pauls Hill, Winchester - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01962 867795

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.railwayinn.pub

Friday 22nd September 2017

THE RONDO THEATRE, St Saviours Road, Bath - 8:00PM
Box Office - 0333 666 3366

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://rondotheatre.co.uk

Wednesday 27th September 2017

ONE TOUCH THEATRE. EDEN COURT, Bishops Road, Inverness - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01463 234234

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

https://www.e

Thursday 28th September 2017

BACKSTAGE AT THE GREEN, The Green Hotel, 2 Muirs, Kinross, Perthshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01577 863467

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://mundellmusic.com

Friday 29th September 2017

THE VOODOO ROOMS, 19A West Register Street, EDINBURGH - 8:00PM
Box Office - 0131 220 3234

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

https://www.f

Saturday 30th September 2017 [ND]

Saltburn Theatre, Albion Terrace, Saltburn, Yorkshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01287 624997

FOREST OF EDEN - IN SEARCH OF NICK DRAKE

http://saltburnarts.co.uk