Keith James in concert the songs of Leonard Cohen- Live music at The Manor House Friday 6th October 2017

Posted Wednesday 31st May 2017

October the 6th is a date for your diaries, as the voice of Keith James will take to the stage at The Manor House with his gig 'Keith James in Concert The Songs of Leonard Cohen.' The gig will take place at The Manor House and the first song will be at 7:30pm, but get here early as the bar opens at 7pm and get comfortable for a night of live music that will leave you wanting more. The Manor House is the 13th destination on Keith's 35 live gigs throughout the UK. The gig will take place in The Old Court Room and is the perfect setting for Keith James to hypnotise everyone with his voice.

His wonderful Tower of 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, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. 

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility.. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!.. 

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. 

Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released just weeks 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 musicThe 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 themselvesAcoustic Magazine 

 

Want to find out more about Keith James check out his website http://www.keith-james.com/ where you can keep up-to-date with his music.

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