RE:naissance - Curated by Matthew Sharp

by kingsplacelondon

RE:naissance
1-3 May

Cellist, baritone and actor Matthew Sharp brings a host of theatric-musical events to his RE:naissance week… Shakespeare-and Marlowe-inspired pieces, a family concert, a ravishing recital with percussion and the Sacconi Quartet, and the London premiere of Errollyn Wallen's Cello Concerto.

We caught up with Matthew and Errollyn in Hall One for a chat and bit of music…

Read more & book tickets…

Outlandish Nights

by kingsplacelondon

Outlandish Nights
27 - 29 March

A mini-series co-curated by acclaimed songwriters Alasdair Roberts and Emily Portman, reflecting the darker and more leftfield elements in contemporary folk music. They are noted for their eloquent and literary take on song-writing, inspired by tradition – forging new and exploratory paths into rich new musical territories.

Emily Portman, Alasdair Roberts and Debs Newbold told us about the upcoming feast of wordsmiths and wild and weird worlds…

Read more & book tickets…

Anthony Strong Band: AIR Sessions

by kingsplacelondon

Voices: Julia Biel + Anthony Strong Band
Thursday 13 March 2014

Hailed as ‘England’s new jazz superstar’, singer-pianist Anthony Strong comes to Kings Place in March as part of jazz week ‘AIR Sessions’, curated by Air Artist Agency. The line-up also features Julia Biel, Magnus Öström, Troyka, Marius Neset, Michael Wollny, Daniel Herskedal, and Tamar Halperin. He’ll be playing tracks from his debut album ‘Stepping Out’.

'A major talent hotly tipped to take his place in the retro-contemporary jazz pantheon alongside Jamie Cullum and Michael Bublé' (Metro)

Anthony Strong came in to Kings Place to talk playing live, recording albums and performing in the West End. He also plays Stevie Wonder’s Overjoyed live in Hall One. Lucky us…

Read more & book tickets…

Mechanical Air: A Hyper~Graphic Score

by kingsplacelondon

Mechanical Air: A Hyper~Graphic Score
Sunday 16 February 2014

Knowing our lives have been consumed by mechanical air - an automated sound track, the white noise of technology - performance artist Michael Mayhew and avant-garde experimental flautist Gavin Osborn go in search for a sense of awe: air conditioning, escalators, computer fans, cars, jets ripping blue skies with trails of white.

Collaborators Michael Mayhew and Gavin Osborn told us about the project…

Read more & book tickets…

Suzy Bogguss: ‘Lucky’ Album Launch

by kingsplacelondon

An Evening With Suzy Bogguss
Wednesday 16 April 2014

American country singer and songwriter Suzy Bogguss shot to fame in the 1990s, releasing one platinum and three gold albums and six top-ten singles, and winning the Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Female Vocalist and the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award. Her new 2014 album, Lucky, is a collection of songs from the pen of country music legend Merle Haggard.

She told us the story behind the record…

Read more & book tickets…

Tim Richards’ HEXTET

by kingsplacelondon

Tim Richards’ HEXTET
Saturday 8 February 2014

Following their sell-out Kings Place gig in October 2012, pianist and composer Tim Richards’ six piece HEXTET returns for another set of hard bop and contemporary originals.

Line-up will include ex-Ronnie Scott trumpeter Dick Pearce and US3/Incognito saxman Ed Jones, with new face Ralph Wyld on vibes. The first set will feature a special solo piano performance of material by Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, alongside Tim’s own compositions.

Read more & book tickets…

London A Cappella Festival 2014: Deke Sharon / The House Jacks

by kingsplacelondon

London A Cappella Festival
23-25 January 2014

Celebrating its 5th year, the London A Cappella Festival 2014 offers an unrivalled opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of a cappella. In this landmark year, we welcome more international headliners and industry experts than ever before to celebrate the very best of the vocal world.

Deke Sharon of The House Jacks and Musical Director of blockbuster movie Pitch Perfect spoke to us about his love of a cappella…

Read more and book tickets…

Haiku Salut + Ed Dowie

by kingsplacelondon

Haiku Salut + Ed Dowie
8pm, Friday 21 February 2014

Haiku Salut are an instrumental trio from the Derbyshire Dales who describe themselves as a ‘Baroque-Pop-Folktronic-Neo-Classical-Something-Or-Other’.

Ed Dowie started making music in the late 1990s and spent several years composing scores for theatre and short films. In 2012, he began his solo career with his debut EP ‘Unpacking My Library’, released in response to the Paravion Press publication of a Walter Benjamin essay of the same name. His latest EP ‘The Adjustable Arm’ was released in 2013.

Both spoke to us about their unique sound…

Read more and book tickets…

Americana

by kingsplacelondon • 2 Note(s)

Americana
Thursday 13 - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Americana is an increasingly influential style of music that encompasses many key elements of American roots music – folk, blues, country, bluegrass and rock, for starters – but it lives in a world apart from the pure forms of these genres.

Over three evenings the recently formed Americana Music Association UK will present some of the very best Americana music, featuring top artists from North America together with a selection of the finest UK based bands that have been bitten by the Americana bug.

Tim Dowling (Guardian journalist and member of Police Dog Hogan) is here in conversation with AMA UK’s Bob Butler and Stevie Freeman:

Read more and book tickets…

Bella Hardy: Bright Morning Star

by kingsplacelondon

Bella Hardy: Bright Morning Star
Saturday 14 December 2013, 7.30pm

Drawing on Christmas songs from a range of sources, Bella Hardy’s Bright Morning Star tour features a repertoire of seasonal treats, from the carols of her north Derbyshire home like Down In Yon Forest to the slightly less traditional Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Join in the seasonal cheer as Bella serenades us with two a cappella carols and chats all things Christmas…

Part of the Custom Made Winter festival, also featuring The Albion Xmas Show, Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band, and Kan.

Read more and book tickets…

Next »