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Fri 23rd Nov
All Our Favourite Things
@ Union Chapel, London
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All Our Favourite Things: Dirty Pretty Strings + Sophie Ellis Bextor + Ed Harcourt + Carl Barat + Brett Anderson + Paloma Faith + Kristina Train + Ian McCulloch
Modern voices and old fashioned strings, gowns and candlelight, silent films and live music. A glamourous evening featuring favourite artists in a setting and sound reminiscent of the 1930’s. In support of Noah's Ark Children's Hospice.
Former indie chick with 'theaudience' who has reinvented herself to become a stylish, classy and successful disco diva turned Strictly Come Dancing contestant. Her recent work has taken on a new direction, with a Kate Bush/Tori Amos influence, and material co-written by pianist and singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt.
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Former apprentice bee-keeper and clown's assistant who has achieved a lot more success as a singer/songwriter. 'Listen to the songs when drunk, sober, happy or sad and they will make sense'.
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The former Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things frontman/singer and lead guitarist has also released a solo album, as well as starring alongside Sadie Frost in the play 'Fool For Love' and narrating the 'The Rime Of The Modern Mariner' a film about the London Docklands.
Barat got his new group, The Jackals, together via Facebook after posting an advert for guitarists, drummers and bassists pulled in over 1000 applicants. Those recruited were Billy Tessio (Guitar), Adam Claxton (bass) and Jay Bone (drums).
As a member of the Libertines Barât released two albums, Up The Bracket (2002) and The Libertines (2004). His next band, Dirty Pretty Things, released Waterloo To Anywhere (2006) and Romance At Short Notice (2008), followed by a solo album, Carl Barât, in 2010 and his first book Threepenny Memoir – The Lives Of A Libertine in the same year.
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The Suede frontman and dark-prince of Brit-Pop takes to the stage as a fully-fledged solo artist, showcasing his unique voice and individual style which has seen him compared to the likes of David Bowie and Iggy Pop. '...one of the UK's most critically acclaimed singer- songwriters.' - Music News.
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London-based alt-soul songstress with a heart-melting vocal presence and a Billie Holiday influence. The Hackney-born singer draws on diverse influences from her colourful past, including working as a magicians assistant, actress, burlesque performer and trained contemporary dancer, and uses unconventional theatricals and props to make her stage shows original, engaging and magical.
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Kristina Train is that all-too-rare thing: a singer who can take the simplest of lyrics and transform them; investing every breath with a level of emotion, conviction and intensity that has always set truly great singing apart from the merely average.
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Venue: Union Chapel
Enquiries: 020 7226 1686
→ Highbury and Islington 4 min walk
→ Highbury & Islington 5 min walk