Thursday 21st September 2017 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £20
“A musician of searing talent” ~ Daily Telegraph
Singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore performs live at Ropetackle in support of new album ‘The Counterweight’.
As ethereal as it is thought-provoking, as bewitching as it is bold, Thea’s latest album will come as no surprise to her army of admirers. Since releasing her debut nearly 20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based singer-songwriter has gained global acclaim for making music not only of extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight.
What will surprise fans is how The Counterweight sounds. 15 albums in, Thea has all but abandoned her trusty acoustic guitar in favour of an iPad and a piano. The change forced her out of a comfort zone into exploring new methods of composing and recording.
While, sonically, The Counterweight marks a fresh start, its outward-looking themes – the shifting political landscape, our absorption in technology, America’s gun culture, the search for hope in times of trouble – bear striking similarities to Thea’s 2003 breakthrough ‘Avalanche’. So much so, the singer considers The Counterweight a companion album, or more accurately, “its more mature older sister”.
“Thea delivers punchy, relevant and intensely stylish songwriting, couched in abundantly creative contemporary musical settings” ~ Fatea Magazine
£22 front four rows, £20 all rows behind.
We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.
Main: Creamy mustard pork served with vegetables / Pumpkin, sage and Parmesan gratin served with salad (v)