Keith James in Concert – The Songs of Leonard Cohen

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.
With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James 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. Also included are Keith’s dramatic and absorbing 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
“All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines” - Times literary Supplement

Tickets: £18
Friday 28 June 2024 - 7.30pm
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
KT12 2PF