ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH - MAY 11TH 2017 7.30pm £15
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CHARLIE DORE - DARK MATTER - THE ALBUM LAUNCH
with JULIAN LITTMAN & GARETH HUW DAVIES
‘A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ‘ Guardian ★★★★
A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as multi-award winner Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Spanfor the London launch her brand new album, Dark Matter. They’ll be joined by virtuoso 5-string double bass player Gareth Huw Davies.
The new collection, including titles Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, 15 Minutes With Danny Kaye and Personal Hell promises a fast moving show as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as introducing some new and different flavours to shine a very personal light on her mysterious subject matter.
They’ll also dip into favourites from the past 6 albums as well as sharing original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. They may even play a version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely…
‘Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless’ MOJO ★★★★
“Dark Matter…an amazingly astute, moving, intelligent and connected songwriter…a voice like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful” Mike Harding
“Beautiful, existential, metaphysical and intruigingly other. Zen folk I want to call it…No one else makes albums like this. Charlie Dore’s ‘Time Out of Mind’ “ Ricky Ross, BBC Scotland/Deacon Blue
“She’s the real deal…wondering where she gets inspiration for her lyrics. Rarely heard any so clever.” Fatea