Sent: 21 March 2011 16:53
Subject: Music Listings Summer 2011
Please find listings for forthcoming music gigs at The Gulbenkian following:
Thur 14 Apr 7.45pm
Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Playing an utterly unique blend of rock & roll, folk, and quirky Americana, Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams have been called "the hillbilly Pink Floyd," which is an apt description, particularly if you throw in elements of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Band, and maybe even some Frank Zappa too. The band taps a broad palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge cinematic anthems. Known for electrifying live performances and a down-to-earth connection to audiences, the group delivers a quirky, versatile, and good-humoured show and has built a large and loyal fan following.
Tickets £14 Encore!Gulbenkian £12
Thur 21 Apr 7.45pm
Stacey Kent, a best-selling member of the Blue Note roster of recording artists, now boasts six best-selling albums, a string of awards, including the British Jazz Award, The BBC Jazz Award for 'Best Vocalist', and Album of the Year , as well as a fan base that enables her to sell-out concert halls around the world. Stacey's last album, 'Breakfast On the Morning Train', went ‘platinum’ in France and ‘gold’ in Germany, and was also nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award.
Tickets £20 Encore!Gulbenkian £18
Sat 30 April 7.45pm
John McNally, Frank Allen,
Spencer James & Scott Ottaway
With such classic hits as Sweets For My Sweet, Needles and Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away and When You Walk In The Room, The Searchers have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. No doubt the decade that gave us The Beatles, The Searchers and many others, was unique and pervades all cultural and age barriers today. The Searchers continue touring the globe as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career now remarkably spanning 5 decades. They have devised a ‘special’ solo concert, which will appeal to all ages. It is a highly entertaining concert which has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world.
Sat 7 May 7.45pm
At the forefront of Irish traditional music for two decades, Dervish has all the elements that make great Celtic music come satisfyingly together - exceptional musicianship, breathtaking vocals, high-energy sets of tunes and instantly compelling songs. Dervish set the standard for authentic Irish music wherever they go.
Tickets £15 Encore!Gulbenkian £13
Mon 27 June 7.45pm
From remote village halls to the Royal Albert “Village” Hall, Blazin' Fiddles have delighted audiences with their highlands and islands fiddle music and tales. Fiddles and bows blaze away with guitar and piano for one of the most exciting and memorable fiddle ensembles ever to take the stage.
Tickets £16 Encore!Gulbenkian £14
Sat 3 Sept 7.45pm
An Evening with Gordon Giltrap
One of the most innovative acoustic guitarists in the UK today, Gordon Giltrap has developed his own unique style, much copied, but never bettered. It is impossible not to be awestruck as he coaxes incredible melodies from his instruments; you almost suspect a second pair of hands. With over 40 years in the business, Gordon will satisfy fans with his most well loved hits, as well as explaining the history of his many different guitars. Be prepared for beautiful compositions that cross all musical genres, wit, charm and unbelievable talent. Well known for his collaborations with other artists and his work for both the BBC and commercial television. “Heartsong” is instantly recognized as the theme for the holiday programme. Gordon continues to delight his audiences and no two concerts are ever the same.
Tickets £14 Encore!Gulbenkian £12
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