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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 - South Hill 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, Pavillions Poster



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Upcoming Dates

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

Thursday 21st February 2019

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

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

https://www.s

Friday 22nd February 2019

HUNTINGDON HALL, 24, Chapel Walk, Worcester - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01905 611427

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

http://www.worcesterlive.co.uk

Saturday 23rd February 2019 [ND]

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

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

https://www.p

Monday 25th February 2019

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

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

https://ticke

Wednesday 27th February 2019

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

THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN. Tickets are available on line from the K G Cafe website here below:

https://www.k

Thursday 28th February 2019

FOXLOWE ARTS CENTRE, Stockwell St, Leek, Staffs - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01538 386112

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

https://www.w

Friday 1st March 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

Saturday 2nd March 2019

BLACK DYKE MILLS HERITAGE VENUE, Brighouse Rd, Queensbury, Bradford, W Yorkshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 07920 122735

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

http://blackdykemills.thomaswoollard.com

Sunday 3rd March 2019

GREYSTONES, Greystones Road, Sheffield - 7:30PM
Box Office - 0114 266 5599

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

http://manifesto-events.co.uk

Wednesday 6th March 2019

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

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://arcon

Friday 8th March 2019 [ND]

ANVIL ARTS BASINGSTOKE, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hants - 8:15PM
Box Office - 01256 844244

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

http://www.anvilarts.org.uk

Saturday 9th March 2019

ARTS FOR HUNGERFORD, The Croft Hall, The Croft, Hungerford - 8:00PM
Box Office - 07590 555877

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

https://artsf

Thursday 14th March 2019

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

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

http://www.subscriptionrooms.org.uk

Saturday 16th March 2019

THE HOP BARN, Hop Yard Farm, Hockerwood Lane., Southwell, Nottingham-shire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01636 813621 07880 973365

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

https://www.t

Thursday 21st March 2019

DISS CORN HALL, 10 St Nicholas St, Diss - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01379 652241

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

Friday 22nd March 2019

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

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

http://newcut.org

Saturday 23rd March 2019

REVELATION ASHFORD, St Mary the Virgin, Ashford, Kent - 7:45PM
Box Office - 01233 663201

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

https://revel

Friday 29th March 2019 [ND]

CASTLE PARK ARTS CENTRE, off Fountain Lane , Frodsham, Cheshire - 7:30PM
Box Office - 01928 735832

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

https://www.c

Saturday 30th March 2019 [ND]

OLD CINEMA LAUNDRETTE, 38, Marshall Terrace,, Gilesgate Moor, Durham - 8:00PM
Box Office - 0191 384 1412

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

https://www.w

Thursday 4th April 2019

CHAPEL ARTS CENTRE, Lower Borough Walls, Bath - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01225 461700

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

https://chape

Friday 5th April 2019

MENTER RHOSYGILWEN, Cilgerren, Pembrokeshire - 8:00PM
Box Office - 01239 841387

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

https://rhosy

Sunday 7th April 2019

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

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

https://www.a

Friday 12th April 2019 [L]

El Molino de Cajiz, Calle iglesia 7 29792 Cajiz, Andalusia - 7:30PM
Box Office - 0034-672731117

THE POEMS OF FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA. Set to music for voice and guitar. All enquiries - please go to the website here below or email: elmolinodecajiz@gmail.com

https://elmol

Saturday 20th April 2019

BODEGAS BENTOMIZ, Pago Cuesta Robano, Sayalonga, Malaga, Spain - 7:45PM
Box Office - 0034 951 386 706

Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available by email at reservas@bodegasbentomiz.com or phone (00 34) 951 386 706 / (00 34) 658 845 285

http://www.bodegasbentomiz.com

Monday 22nd April 2019

BODEGAS BENTOMIZ, Pago Cuesta Robano, Sayalonga, Malaga, Spain - 7:45PM
Box Office - 0034 951 386 706

Celebrating the timeless music of YUSUF - CAT STEVENS. Tickets are available by email at reservas@bodegasbentomiz.com or phone (00 34) 951 386 706 / (00 34) 658 845 285

http://www.bodegasbentomiz.com

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

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

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

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