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Keith james : the songs of leonard cohen

Sun 18th Jun 17 19:00 edit

Sunday evening, 18th June, 'Caffe Vista Music Promotion' presents in CINEMA & CO, Swansea:


His wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual

Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.

The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing has marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he challenges us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility... A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.

Amongst a concert of such songs as Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca (Cohen's greatest influence) that Keith has set to music. There will also be songs from ‘You Want it Darker’ released only 10 days before Cohen's death... produced by his Son, Adam.


‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times

‘An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘Keith James is certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

Please enjoy the Youtube clips below...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmO2WqPXHZY 'Famous Blue Raincoat'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhuarT71v2A 'Chelsea Hotel'

VENUE: CINEMA & CO. 17 Castle Street, Swansea, SA1 1JF
DATE: Sunday June 18th
TIMES: 7pm (Doors & Bar 6:30pm)

Tickets can be purchased online at https://cinemaandco.yapsody.com/event/index/100571/keith-james-in-concert. Enquiries & bookings by email to caffevistaprom@outlook.comr or phone... 07790 611217. To secure your booking & to enable us to finalise numbers, advance payment is needed.

PLEASE NOTE: Refunds for cancelled bookings will apply ONLY IF a capacity audience is reached & the places made available, are able to be 'sold-on' to to new guests.

This performance is a MUST SEE for fans of Leonard Cohen & great songwriting. Keith James' performances of Cohen's timeless songs are conducted with a respect & insight that is unmatched, anywhere.

For more information on Keith James, visit... www.keith-james.com

Cinema & Co.

17 Castle Street


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