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Wed 21st Sep at 7:00pm
World Peace Day Concert
@ The Bedford, London
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World Peace Day Concert: Heather Cairncross, David Newton, Tony Lowe, Pat Orchard, Joe Cang, Jeanette Murphy, Two Spot Gobi
"Free tickets are available for this Global United Party for Peace with a host of incredibly talented songwriters and musicians, including the international and award winning artist Dave Newton and Grammy winning Heather Cairncross.
This is your chance to stand for peace and recognize the annual day of non-violence and cease-fire declared by the United Nations. Watch the fun live on www.PeaceDay.tv - the official International Day of Peace Broadcast."
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Classically-trained Heather is a former member of The Swingle Singers and has toured with Jacques Loussier, performed at La Scala, appeared with Dizzy Gillespie, sung with Stephane Grappelli and fronted the European Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Heather Cairncross tour dates
David Newton has been voted best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz awards for the eighth time in 2008 and was made a Fellow of Leeds College of Music.
David Newton tour dates
‘ESP’ is a collaboration with musicians from King Crimson, Van der Graaf Generator, Procol Harum, GTR, Lifesigns, Landmarq and more. The new band, formed by Producer/Guitarist Tony Lowe and Drummer Mark Brzezicki, is showcasing the debut album ‘Invisible Din’ and will include performances from most of the musical contributors.
Written and Produced by Tony Lowe, who recently co-produced the ‘Starless Starlight‘ album by David Cross & Robert Fripp.
Set for an 11th November 2016 release, ‘Invisible Din’ can be compared to Genesis, King Crimson, Yes, Roger Waters, The Alan Parson’s Project and Brand X.
The talented Mickey Simmonds has joined the ESP project on keyboards, and will be appearing at the album launch. Mickey has previously worked with Mike Oldfield, Fish, Camel and many others.
Musicians on the album:
Guitar/Vocals: Tony has worked with many artists as a guitarist including Simon Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Julian Lennon, Pet Shop Boys and Julien Clerc. As a producer has worked with David Cross, Toyah, John Foxx, Simon Townshend, Chris Gray, Bram Stoker, ’David Cross and Robert Fripp’ and many more.
Drums: Widely known as being the drummer in Big Country although his list of live and studio credits is endless, including Phil Collins, Sting, Procol Harum, The Cult and Midge Ure.
Violin: David was violinist in King Crimson and famously played on ‘Larks Tongues in Aspic’ album and ‘Starless and Bible Black’ as well as touring extensively with the band which included Bill Buford and John Wetton. Now involved in many different recording projects including the David Cross Band. David and Tony worked together when they produced the ‘Cross and Fripp’ album ’Starless Starlight’ together in 2015, although their collaborations go way back.
Saxophones/Flutes: David played Saxophones and Flutes through various electronic devices for many years in Van der Graaf Generator. He has also played with Peter Gabriel and Keith Tippet amongst many others which includes 18 Italian bands since 1970! David Jackson’s inspiration originally came from childhood experiences of popular music, jazz, rock and folk. He is also an extraordinary interactive performance artist and the creator of Tonewall.
Bass: Mostly known for his work as a bass player with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Elton John, Mick Jagger, Robbie Williams, Mike Oldfield and Seal.
Bass: Along with his current band, Landmarq. Steve has also played with John Wetton (Asia, King Crimson, UK, Roxy Music) and Pete Banks, the original guitarist from Yes, amongst many others.
Vocals/Keyboards: John has released several self-produced albums as a solo artist and has collaborated with various musicians, including Simon Collins, (Sound of Contact), Jeremy Cubert and Tom Kraus of Prog band Iluvator.
John was classically trained at Liverpool Cathedral on the keyboard and voice and has played with many famous artists over the years, including, Greenslade, Asia, John Wetton, Fish, Paul Rodgers, Bonnie Tyler and many more. John has also written music for various TV productions. A consummate player and performer currently with the band Lifesigns.
Vocals: Alison’s work is lit by her vivid imagination. Her intuitive, heartfelt, often dramatic lyrics can be candid yet ambiguous making them a perfect match for Tony’s evocative and imaginative music. As heard on many of their collaborations her clearwater, ethereal voice lifts this material to new heights of beauty
Electric Harp: Recently took up harp for ‘Half the Sky; music of Lindsay Cooper’ project. Yumi has collaborated with many musicians as a pianist and vocalist including ‘The Artaud Beats’, ‘Jump for Joy!’, ‘you me & us’ (with Daevid Allen and Chris Cutler) and an album with Hugh Hopper.
Acoustic Guitar: Pat has written and recorded several albums of his own material and has toured extensively. He has also supported Annie Lennox, Johnny Cash, Emerson Lake and Palmer and Richard Thompson.
ESP: Tony Lowe, Mark Brzezicki & Special Guests tour dates
Nick Drake-style acoustic reflections, with an acoustic guitar and a little electronic tinkering to boot. Lovely.
Pat Orchard tour dates
Following the success of last year's radio hit 'Make Love', Joe Cang returns to the spotlight with his long-awaited new album, 'Bed'. Encapsulating the London-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist's joie de vivre, the first single to be taken from the album, 'Make Love', became a firm favourite at BBC Radio 2. After being playlisted for five weeks, Chris Evans drew comparisons with the likes of Paulo Nutini and Amy Winehouse, with Joe's life-affirming brand of "new music that sounds like old music" winning him fans all over the UK.
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Venue: The Bedford
Enquiries: 0208 682 8940
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