West Kirby Arts Centre, Sat 21 April, 19:00–22:00
Keith James returns to West Kirby Arts Centre on the 21st of April with his Songs of Leonard Cohen in a fitting tribute to his late singer songwriter’s mastery of language and timing… stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual.
The concert showcases Cohen’s extensive range of material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in theatres and arts centres across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Keith lives in Powys, Wales and Andalucia, Spain
James will perform – Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah and he has also set poems by Lorca to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released only weeks before Cohen’s death – produced by his son, Adam.
The venue is situated on Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby on the site of the old Unitarian Church. Tickets are only £12 and available through the website or on the door if not sold out http://westkirbyartscentre.org.uk/events/The-Songs-of-Leonard-Cohen Licensed bar available. Park at West Kirby Concourse, free after 6.30pm.