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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 - Hanger Farm Gig 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 Marine Theatre poster



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Upcoming Dates

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

Sunday 22nd October 2017

PHOENIX THEATRE, Ross on Wye, Herefordshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01989 564464

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Sorry, this concert is sold out.

http://www.phoenix-theatre.org.uk

Thursday 26th October 2017

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

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Just 27 tickets left. Tickets are available on line here:

https://www.h

Thursday 2nd November 2017

THE STABLES, Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes - 8:30PM
Box Office - 01908 280800

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. (Just one ticket left) THIS IS THE SECOND PERFORMANCE OF THIS CONCERT AT THE STABLES. Tickets are available on line at The Stables website here below:

https://stabl

Friday 3rd November 2017 [L]

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

DUENDE! The Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca. A unique and breath-taking concert of Spanish Poetry set to music The haunting and exotic poetry of the most celebrated writers in the Spanish Language: Federico Garcia Lorca, Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Pablo Neruda. Their dramatic and sensual poetry, performed as Songs and meticulously set to Keith's rich, daring and fiery Classical guitar, in a way that embraces the very fabric of these beautiful words, both surreal and romantic, until every tear is shed, every picture caught. There is a huge resurgence of interest in the life and literary output of Federico Garcia Lorca. Yerma, one of his most rich and powerful dramas has recently taken the west end by storm with Billie Piper taking the lead role. The anniversary of the Spanish Civil War has noticed almost all of Europe looking back on Lorca’s poetry and dramas as their concepts and words pull us inwards like a cyclone, only to then be standing face to face with the very same human frailties – just 80 years on.. Keith James is one of this country's most cherished concert artists. Well known for his ability to bring depth and vibrancy to his interpretations. He has performed over 2000 concerts celebrating the work of Nick Drake, Lorca, Dylan Thomas, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.This concert is sung both in English and Spanish and mostly features the Classical and Flamenco guitar. Press reviews for Keith’s new Album ‘Tenderness Claws’ – a collection of amazing poetry set to music. ‘The Poems are treated to some fine arrangements, lifting each of them to another level’ Northern Sky ‘A five star Album by anyone’s standards’ Fatea Magazine ‘Finely crafted and played, exquisitely produced and highly recommended’ Folking.com ‘A remarkable array of sound to accompany remarkable words’ R2 Magazine

http://www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk

Saturday 4th November 2017

ST JAMES' CHURCH, WEYBRIDGE, 27 Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey - 7:45PM
Box Office - 01483 421520

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.wegottickets.com

Wednesday 8th November 2017

THE CHEESE AND GRAIN, Market Yard, Frome - 8:30PM
Box Office - 01373 455420

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

https://www.f

Thursday 9th November 2017

DISS CORN HALL, St Nicholas St, Diss, Norfolk - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01379 652241

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. The date of this is concert has been moved to April 26th 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Tickets are available from the Corn Hall website here below:

https://www.t

Saturday 11th November 2017

THE SQUARE AND COMPASS, Worth Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset - 8:30PM
Box Office - 01929 439229

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://squareandcompasspub.co.uk

Sunday 12th November 2017 [ND]

THE WHARF, Canal Road, Tavistock, Devon - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01822 611166

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

https://www.t

Wednesday 15th November 2017

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

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on line here:

http://thepoly.org

Thursday 16th November 2017 [ND]

THE ACORN THEATRE, Parade Street, Penzance, Cornwall - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01726 879500 / 01736 363545

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. Tickets are available on line here:

https://theac

Friday 17th November 2017 [ND]

THE MARINE THEATRE, Church Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01297 442138

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. Tickets are available on line here:

http://www.marinetheatre.com

Saturday 18th November 2017

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

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Just 44 tickets left. Tickets are available on line here:

https://uk.pa

Sunday 19th November 2017

LION QUAYS, L Quays Hotel & Spa Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shopshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01691 684300

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets available on line at the link here below:

http://mundellmusic.com

Monday 20th November 2017

THE ROBIN 2, 20 - 28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01902 401211

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.therobin.co.uk

Thursday 23rd November 2017 [L]

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

DUENDE! The Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca. A unique and breath-taking concert of Spanish Poetry set to music The haunting and exotic poetry of the most celebrated writers in the Spanish Language: Federico Garcia Lorca, Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Pablo Neruda. Their dramatic and sensual poetry, performed as Songs and meticulously set to Keith's rich, daring and fiery Classical guitar, in a way that embraces the very fabric of these beautiful words, both surreal and romantic, until every tear is shed, every picture caught. There is a huge resurgence of interest in the life and literary output of Federico Garcia Lorca. Yerma, one of his most rich and powerful dramas has recently taken the west end by storm with Billie Piper taking the lead role. The anniversary of the Spanish Civil War has noticed almost all of Europe looking back on Lorca’s poetry and dramas as their concepts and words pull us inwards like a cyclone, only to then be standing face to face with the very same human frailties – just 80 years on.. Keith James is one of this country's most cherished concert artists. Well known for his ability to bring depth and vibrancy to his interpretations. He has performed over 2000 concerts celebrating the work of Nick Drake, Lorca, Dylan Thomas, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.This concert is sung both in English and Spanish and mostly features the Classical and Flamenco guitar. Press reviews for Keith’s new Album ‘Tenderness Claws’ – a collection of amazing poetry set to music. ‘The Poems are treated to some fine arrangements, lifting each of them to another level’ Northern Sky ‘A five star Album by anyone’s standards’ Fatea Magazine ‘Finely crafted and played, exquisitely produced and highly recommended’ Folking.com ‘A remarkable array of sound to accompany remarkable words’ R2 Magazine

http://www.kitchengardencafe.co.uk

Friday 24th November 2017

FOXLOWE ARTS CENTRE, Stockwell St, Leek, Staffs - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01538 386112

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Just 31 tickets left. Tickets are available on line - please click here:

https://www.f

Saturday 25th November 2017

HEREFORD COURTYARD, Penhaligon Way, Hereford - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01432 340555

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Only 13 tickets left.

https://www.c

Thursday 7th December 2017

SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, Ringmead, Bracknell - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01344 484123

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on line here:

http://www.southhillpark.org.uk

Friday 8th December 2017 [ND]

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

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. Tickets available on line here:

https://shell

Saturday 9th December 2017 [ND]

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

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE. Tickets are available at the Trowbridge Arts website below here:

http://www.trowbridgearts.com

Sunday 10th December 2017 [ND]

STRINGS BAR & VENUE, 9 Bowling Green Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01983 537378

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

https://www.t

Thursday 14th December 2017 [ND]

ACAPELA LIVE VENUE AND STUDIO, 31 Heol Y Pentre, Pentyrch, Cardiff - 8:00PM
Box Office - 029 2089 0862

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

https://www.t

Saturday 6th January 2018

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

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on line here:

http://www.colchesterartscentre.com

Tuesday 9th January 2018

CATHEDRAL QUARTER ARTS FESTIVAL, The Black Box, 18-22 Hill St, BELFAST - 1:00PM
Box Office - 028 9023 2403

A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF YUSUF - CAT STEVENS.

https://cqaf.

Tuesday 9th January 2018

CATHEDRAL QUARTER ARTS FESTIVAL, The Black Box, 18-22 Hill St, BELFAST - 8:00PM
Box Office - 028 9023 2403

A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF YUSUF - CAT STEVENS.

https://cqaf.

Friday 12th January 2018

G Live. BELLERBY STUDIO THEATRE, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01483 369350

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

https://glive

Saturday 20th January 2018 [ND]

LUDLOW ASSEMBLY ROOMS, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01584 878141

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE

https://ludlo

Wednesday 31st January 2018

LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL, Hope Street , Liverpool - 8:00PM
Box Office - 0151 709 3789

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on line here:

http://www.liverpoolphil.com

Friday 2nd February 2018

THE FESTIVAL HALL, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01522 873894

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

https://www.l

Saturday 3rd February 2018

THE JUNCTION, Paradise Place, Goole, Yorkshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01405 763652

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

https://www.j

Thursday 8th February 2018

THE TORCH THEATRE, St Peters Rd, Milford Haven , Pembrokeshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01646 695267

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk

Saturday 10th February 2018 [ND]

THE MARKET THEATRE, Market Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 07967 517125

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE

http://themarkettheatre.com

Sunday 25th February 2018

Saltburn Theatre, Albion Terrace, Saltburn, Yorkshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01287 624997

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://saltburnarts.co.uk

Thursday 24th May 2018

ARC Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01642 525199

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN

http://arconline.co.uk