Julie July Band Perform Fotheringay - Songs of Sandy Denny
Please note: Info provided by the Event Organiser
The Old Courts, Wigan are delighted to welcome the Julie July Band to our Theatre for what will be a special night celebrating the music of Sandy Denny. They have built a substantial reputation with reinterpretations and arrangements of the work of singer-songwriter Sandy Denny. In Sandy’s brief career she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original and traditional compositions. Richard Thompson called her - The greatest artist of her generation.
The bands new Tour features songs from 1970 Fotheringay Album, Pond and the Stream, Nothing More, The Sea, The Way I Feel, Winter Winds, Late November, Banks of the Nile plus some old favourites.
Inspired by Sandy’s work and the wider folk, rock and blues movements of the Sixties and Seventies. The band will also perform songs from their own self-penned Albums 'Lady of the First Light' and new Album 'Wonderland' due for release Summer 2021.
The lineup for 2021 features musicians with Folk-Rock roots Dik Cadbury from 1970’s Decameron (Bass, Fiddle, Vocals), Mick Candler – Decameron, Roll Movement (Drums), John Brunsdon (Lead guitarist), Bas William (Acoustic guitar, Vocals), Carol Lee Sampson (Keyboards, Vocals) and Julie July (Vocals).
“Julie July and her band have delivered a first-rate collection of contemporary Folk-Rock music. Quality songs, superb vocals and forthright lyrics delivered with skill, technique and conviction. Perfectly conceived, recorded and superbly realised - this is proof that she is one of the brightest talents in the UK right now” John O’Regan Journalist & Broadcaster - fRoots, Living Tradition, LCCR.
“Went to the gig @ Birmingham last night and really enjoyed the set. Great musicianship and arrangements from the band and Julie’s superb vocal interpretations of Sandy Denny’s songbook really do justice to what is outstanding material. A couple of original songs of their own were also performed and fitted into the set very well indeed. Thanks for an evening of great live music and placing an outstanding musical legacy right where it should be, alive and well and being performed for people to enjoy. A rare opportunity not to be missed!” (Garry)
The Julie July Band
The Julie July Band pay tribute and performs songs from the ‘Sandy Denny’ Songbook, from dreamy acoustic melodies to driving progressive folk-rock.
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