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Keith James – The Songs of Leonard Cohen

“Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear” ~ The Independent

The remarkable songs of the enigmatic and mysterious genius that was Leonard Cohen, stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual.. Cohen was an unflinching character with an exact sense of prose, wry humour, and the courage to wrestle the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line.

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way, coupled with an undying love of the ‘pure song’, Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive was imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of Cohen’s greatest songs with their original perfect form. Keith has performed this show across the UK and Europe, over 500 shows, and lose to 150,000 people.

Included within the show are staples of Cohen’s work: Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne, and Hallelujah, alongside his rarer and profound writing such as Who By Fire, Joan Of Arc, and Secret Life.

The show also includes Keith’s dramatic performances based on the work of Federico Garcia Lorca – Cohen’s greatest influence.

Music, Blues

Sunday 10th October 2021 - Starts 8pm


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