SOUTHBANK CENTRE (@southbankcentre) LONDON ANNOUNCES SPRING 2019 GIGS SEASON

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South­bank Centre is proud to present a spring line-up of con­tem­por­ary music and gigs that truly reflects its com­mit­ment to expand gen­re bound­ar­ies, show­case the best new sounds from across the globe and offer a world-class gig­ging exper­i­ence with unique, not-to-be-missed events across its three icon­ic music ven­ues.

GARY NUMAN IN CON­VER­SA­TION

Wed­nes­day 16 Janu­ary 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall, Tick­eted, £37.50

In this Lon­don exclus­ive, elec­tro pion­eer Gary Numan reviews his monu­ment­al career in con­ver­sa­tion, look­ing back on his work and influ­ence which has been recog­nised by an array of the world’s greatest artists, from Prince to Lady Gaga, Jack White to Kanye West, Beck to Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Foo Fight­ers to Nine Inch Nails. The latest album from Numan, Sav­age (Songs From A Broken World), was released in 2017 and earned the best reviews of his career, enter­ing the UK charts at num­ber two.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131965-gary-numan-conversation-2019

MIN­ISTRY OF SOUND: THE ANNU­AL CLAS­SIC­AL

Sat­urday 26 Janu­ary 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £25 — £60

Min­istry of Sound’s first ever show pro­duced with a full clas­sic­al orches­tra presents some of the biggest 1990s dance tracks like nev­er before, per­formed by the 50-strong Lon­don Con­cert Orches­tra and ori­gin­al vocal­ists, includ­ing ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ (The Chem­ic­al Broth­ers), ‘Insom­nia’ (Faith­less) and ‘Right Here, Right Now’ (Fat­boy Slim). This world-première launches a UK-wide tour and includes a screen­ing of a new doc­u­ment­ary with nev­er-before-seen foot­age and live orches­tral accom­pani­ment, explor­ing the his­tory of The Annu­al and the Min­istry of Sound club.
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131575-ministry-sound-annual-classical-2019

LOUIE VEGA & E.O.L. SOUL­FRITO LIVE

Thursday 31 Janu­ary 2019, 8pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £20 — £35

House music icon Louie Vega brings E.O.L. Soul­frito, the con­densed ver­sion of his Ele­ments Of Life live-band pro­ject to the Roy­al Fest­ival Hall. This col­lec­tion of emin­ently tal­en­ted musi­cians cur­ated by Vega includes Josh Mil­an on key­boards, Anané Vega on vocals, Abel Mar­cel on gui­tar, Gene Perez on bass, Luis­ito Quin­tero on drums and Car­los Quin­tero on per­cus­sion, play­ing a classy mix of house-infused jazz, funk and soul.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130601-louie-vega-presents-eol-soulfrito-2019

MARI­US NESET

Tues­day 5 Feb­ru­ary 2019, 8.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £18

Nor­we­gi­an jazz sax­o­phon­ist and com­poser Mari­us Neset brings his ener­get­ic cre­ativ­ity to South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room for this live per­form­ance. A vir­tu­oso per­former and com­poser, Neset cre­ates intric­ate, com­pel­ling music that he has toured across Europe.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/126574-marius-neset-2019

TROY MILLER’S GER­SH­WIN REIMA­GINED

Sunday 10 Feb­ru­ary 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £35 — £55

Com­poser and pro­du­cer Troy Miller presents Ger­sh­win Reima­gined, a night of time­less clas­sics such as ‘Embrace­able You’, ‘Sum­mer­time’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’ per­formed by the Phil­har­mo­nia Orches­tra. The night fea­tures the elec­tri­fy­ing vocals of double Mer­cury award-nom­in­ated Laura Mvu­la and Olivi­er Award-nom­in­ated Shaun Escoffery who, as well as releas­ing five albums, has played Mufasa in the West End music­al The Lion King since 2008 — the longest a West End act­or has played a single part con­tinu­ously.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132414-troy-millers-gershwin-reimagined-2019–0

LOST WORDS, FOLK MUSIC AND SPELL SONGS

Tues­day 12 Feb­ru­ary 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall, £15 — £20

Eight lead­ing folk musi­cians per­form new com­mis­sions based on the book The Lost Words by author Robert Mac­far­lane and artist Jack­ie Mor­ris. This protest at the loss of the nat­ur­al world around us, and a cel­eb­ra­tion of its won­ders will include per­form­ances from sing­er-song­writer Karine Pol­wart, Gaelic sing­er Julie Fowl­is, kora play­er Seck­ou Keita, Scot­tish con­tem­por­ary folk musi­cian and song­writer Kris Dre­ver, Brit­ish com­poser Kerry Andrew, sing­er and harp­ist Rachel New­ton, cel­list Beth Port­er and mul­ti-instru­ment­al­ist Jim Molyneux.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/126522-lost-words-folk-music-and-spell-songs-2019

PUR­CELL SES­SIONS: ERASED TAPES X LCO — QASIM NAQVI

Tues­day 12 Feb­ru­ary 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £15

Qasim Naqvi cre­ates new music in this exper­i­ment­al series, which brings togeth­er glob­ally-respec­ted Lon­don-based inde­pend­ent record label Erased Tapes, and one of the UK’s most innov­at­ive ensembles — the Lon­don Con­tem­por­ary Orches­tra (LCO). When he’s not on tour as the drum­mer of Dawn of Midi, Brook­lyn-based com­poser Naqvi cre­ates ori­gin­al music for film, dance, theatre and inter­na­tion­al cham­ber ensembles. Each col­lab­or­a­tion in the Pur­cell Ses­sions: Erased Tapes X LCO series intro­duces hand­picked Erased Tapes artists to South­bank Centre’s most intim­ate ven­ue, the Pur­cell Room, on four dates through­out the year. In free, open work­shops, audi­ences get an insight into how the artists work togeth­er before exclus­ive even­ing per­form­ances.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131937-purcell-sessions-et-x-lco-qasim-naqvi-2019

 

HAN­SON STRING THE­ORY

Fri­day 15 Feb­ru­ary 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, Under 14s should be accom­pan­ied by an adult, £35 — £95

Pop-rock trio Han­son present unfor­get­table favour­ites and unre­leased mater­i­al in this live per­form­ance of their new sym­phon­ic album String The­ory. Hanson’s most ambi­tious music­al pro­ject to date fea­tures songs span­ning the band’s career, includ­ing some of their best-known tun­es along­side brand new mater­i­al telling a story of aspir­a­tion, des­pair, forti­tude and ulti­mately a return to optim­ism. Cre­ated in col­lab­or­a­tion with Academy Award-win­ning arranger Dav­id Camp­bell.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/129818-hanson-string-theory-2019

YANN TIERSEN

Tues­day 19 Feb­ru­ary — Wed­nes­day 20 Feb 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £30 — £40  

French mul­ti-instru­ment­al­ist Yann Tiersen, who charmed hearts and minds with his soundtrack to 2001 film Amélie, presents his tenth album, ALL in the Roy­al Fest­ival Hall. The album is the first to be recor­ded at Tiersen’s new stu­dio, ven­ue and com­munity centre, The Eskal Pro­ject, built in an aban­doned dis­cothèque on the small island of Ush­ant in the Celt­ic Sea. It incor­por­ates field record­ings from the red­wood forests of Cali­for­nia to Tem­pel­hof air­port in Ber­lin, and fea­tures spe­cial guest vocal­ists, many of whom will join Tiersen for these exclus­ive Lon­don dates
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/126580-yann-tiersen-2019

GOR­AN BREGOV­IĆ

Fri­day 1 March 2019, 8pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £25 — £50

Gor­an Bregov­ić per­forms the UK première of his new album Three Let­ters from Sara­je­vo, inspired by Chris­ti­an, Jew­ish and Muslim music­al tra­di­tions, and cel­eb­rat­ing cul­tur­al dif­fer­ences and unity through clas­sic­al, klet­zmer and ori­ent­al viol­in styles. A vari­ety of artists from dif­fer­ent music­al and cul­tur­al back­ground includ­ing Bebe, Riff Cohen, Rachid Taha and Asaf Avid­an helped to cre­ate this music­al mes­sage of peace, under­stand­ing and appre­ci­ation.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132787-goran-bregovic-2019

JEAN-MICHEL BLAIS

Sat­urday 2 March 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £13.50

Pian­ist and com­poser Jean-Michel Blais blends con­ser­vat­ory skill and pre­cise pop sens­ib­il­ity with syn­thet­ic accom­pani­ment, cre­at­ing expans­ive interi­or sound­scapes through live per­form­ance. He per­forms his most recent album, Dans ma main, explor­ing the heal­ing power of a col­lect­ive audi­ence, and music as a tool for well­ness.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131353-jean-michel-blais-2019

TROIKA KLEZMER

Sunday 3 March 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £20 — £25

Offer­ing a dash­ing music­al jour­ney, from the dark dens of Yid­dish Odessa to the hot club swing of styl­ish Café Soci­ety and Djan­go Reinhardt’s 1930s Par­is, Troika Klezmer Kab­aret explore the music from the wild and sav­age hin­ter­land of Cos­sack Rus­sia in the 1890s. Nar­rated by witty ad-lib­bing bandlead­er Wal­lace Fields, Troika Klezmer Kab­aret present a diverse and nos­tal­gic per­form­ance with innov­a­tion, soph­ist­ic­a­tion and thrill­ing vir­tu­os­ity.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/128722-troika-klezmer-2019

OUR GIRL

Wed­nes­day 6 March 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £12.50

Fol­low­ing a hugely suc­cess­ful debut year, hotly-tipped Brighton/London-based trio Our Girl bring their crit­ic­ally acclaimed first album Stranger Today to the Pur­cell Room, prom­ising new gar­age rock and stark ten­der­ness, through Soph Nathan’s hon­est and per­son­al lyr­ics.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/133269-our-girl-2019

CHRIS­TI­AN LÖFFLER & ENSEMBLE

Wed­nes­day 6 March 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall, Tick­eted, £20 — £25

Elec­tron­ica pro­du­cer Chris­ti­an Löffler brings his latest pro­ject to the Queen Eliza­beth Hall. Blend­ing instru­ment­al melod­ies with ele­ments of tech­no and house, Löffler’s live shows have been acclaimed by con­cert hall audi­ences as well as club-goers. Togeth­er with vocal­ist Mohna, Löffler & Ensemble present unre­leased pieces and tracks from most recent albums A Forest and Mare.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132992-christian-loffler-ensemble-2019

LIZZ WRIGHT  

Fri­day 8 March 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall, Tick­eted, £25 — £30

Acclaimed Amer­ic­an vocal­ist Lizz Wright brings bril­liant col­or and vibrancy to ori­gin­al works and com­pos­i­tions by some of the greatest song­writers of our time. Wright has garnered wide­spread atten­tion as one of the most ven­er­able pop­ular sing­ers of her gen­er­a­tion through the release of five crit­ic­ally acclaimed albums. She brings her latest, Grace to the Queen Eliza­beth Hall, along­side revis­its to the past 15 years of her rising career.  https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/133015-lizz-wright-2019

SÓL­STAFIR: THE MID­NIGHT SUN A LIGHT IN THE STORM

Sunday 10 March 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall, Tick­eted, £15 — £20

Iceland­ic post-metal mas­ters Sól­stafir per­form their tran­scend­ent sounds with strings in the Queen Eliza­beth Hall fol­low­ing the release of their sixth full-length album, Ber­dreym­inn. Envel­op­ing the audi­ence in a wave of heady com­pos­i­tions from through­out their career, Sól­stafir trans­fix listen­ers with their blend of metal, beau­ti­ful melod­ies, psy­che­delic moments and clas­sic rock.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/133588-solstafir-midnight-sun-light-storm-2019

DHAFER YOUSSEF

Fri­day 15 March 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £20 — £40

Sing­er and oud play­er Dhafer Youssef takes a sub­lime son­ic exped­i­tion in Tunisi­an tra­di­tion and con­tem­por­ary jazz in this UK première of his new album Sounds of Mir­rors fea­tur­ing French-Indi­an per­cus­sion­ist Stéphane Edou­ard, med­it­at­ive Nor­we­gi­an gui­tar­ist Eivind Aar­set and Turk­ish cla­ri­net­ist Hüs­nü Sen­lendi­r­i­ci. The mix of musi­cians from four corners of the world com­ple­ments Youssef’s expans­ive styl­ist­ic iden­tity, weav­ing togeth­er the music­al tapestry of his nat­ive Tunisia and a mod­ern and intense style of jazz.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130585-dhafer-youssef-2019

DAV­ID GRAY

Sunday 17 March 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, Under 14s should be accom­pan­ied by an adult, £35 — £120

Hear the legendary Dav­id Gray per­form new album Gold in a Brass Age live in the Roy­al Fest­ival Hall. Explor­ing new elec­tron­ic tex­tures and sound palettes, along with new pro­duc­tion tech­niques, Gold in a Brass Age is the first album of new mater­i­al in four years by the sing­er-song­writer behind 1999’s heart­break clas­sic ‘Babylon’.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130585-dhafer-youssef-2019

 

PHILDEL

Wed­nes­day 20 March 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £15

Inspired by ima­gin­a­tion, driv­en by fantasy, song­stress Phildel brings her haunt­ing elec­tron­ica and neo-clas­sic­al style to South­bank Centre to present her first album in over five years, Wave Your Flags. The past five years have been a cru­cial peri­od of tran­si­ence for Phildel, rep­res­en­ted by the scale and adven­ture present through­out her new mater­i­al. Span­ning light, dark­ness, intim­acy and euphoria, Phildel uses this album to reflect on loneli­ness and belong­ing, resi­li­ence and inner strength.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132573-phildel-2019

TOMMY EMMANUEL + SPE­CIAL GUEST JD SIMO

Wed­nes­day 20 March 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £27.50 — £35

A Lon­don exclus­ive per­form­ance of Accom­plice One, the new album and col­lab­or­at­ive pro­ject by inter­na­tion­al mas­ter of the solo acous­tic gui­tar, Tommy Emmanuel. The album includes collab­or­a­tions with some of the finest sing­ers, song­writers and gui­tar­ists alive today: Jason Isbell, Mark Knop­fler, Rod­ney Crow­ell, Jerry Douglas, Aman­da Shires, Ricky Skaggs, JD Simo, Dav­id Gris­man, Bry­an Sut­ton, Suzy Bog­guss and many more.
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132155-tommy-emmanuel-special-guest-jd-simo-2019

 

BEDOUINE

Fri­day 22 March 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £15

Bedouine brings her mes­mer­ising voice and magic­al SoCal canyon folk sound to South­bank Centre. Bedouine, taken from the word ‘Bedouin’, is the name Azniv Korkeji­an chose to encom­pass her nomadic exper­i­ences. Born in Alep­po, Syr­ia, to Armeni­an par­ents, she spent her child­hood in Saudi Ara­bia before mov­ing to Amer­ica with her fam­ily, where she has lived ever since. Bedouine’s music is influ­enced by the polit­ic­al land­scape, mix­ing 1960s folk and 1970s coun­try-funk with a glim­mer of bossa-nova cool.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131661-bedouine-2019

 

NAVAY BAHAR: PER­SIAN SPRING 

Sunday 24 March 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £20 — £30

To mark the arrival of spring and the ancient Per­sian New Year, Norooz, sing­er Sara Hamidi and Mah­banoo Ensemble per­form a long-awaited reunion dir­ec­ted by Maes­tro Majid Derakh­sh­ani.

Estab­lished in 2010 by accom­plished Ira­ni­an com­poser and instru­ment­al­ist Maes­tro Majid Derakh­sh­ani, Mah­banoo Ensemble are one of the most prom­in­ent ensembles in the Per­sian music scene. This event is also a trib­ute to the female artists and in par­tic­u­lar the female vocal­ists of Iran.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131454-navay-bahar-persian-spring-2019

 

BILL LAUR­ANCE

Fri­day 29 March 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall, Tick­eted, £25

The supremely tal­en­ted key­board­ist and found­ing mem­ber of Snarky Puppy, Bill Laur­ance returns to South­bank Centre fol­low­ing his sold out per­form­ance in 2018’s EFG Lon­don Jazz Fest­ival. Along­side his Grammy-win­ning achieve­ments with Snarky Puppy, Bill Laur­ance has pur­sued a fas­cin­at­ing solo career, marked by a highly-rated debut album Flint and his most recent release, recor­ded live at Uni­on Chapel. Widely trav­elled as soloist and pro­du­cer, his solo pro­jects demon­strate an intensely indi­vidu­al approach to both acous­tic and elec­tric key­boards.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130867-bill-laurance-2019
NICO CAS­AL

Fri­day 29 March 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £15
Span­ish-born pian­ist and com­poser Nico Cas­al has been writ­ing soundtracks since child­hood and has writ­ten sev­er­al film scores, includ­ing the music for 2016 Oscar-win­ning short, Stut­ter­er. Per­form­ing his debut solo album, Alone, Cas­al revis­its his exper­i­ences in East Lon­don strug­gling to sur­vive again­st the expense and noise of the cap­it­al. Alone was born on a sol­it­ary Sunday, recor­ded into Casal’s laptop via a cheap micro­phone, occa­sion­ally adding ele­ments from a £15 broken organ and a small Syn­th.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131152-nico-casal-2019

STEW­ART COPELAND LIGHTS UP THE ORCHES­TRA
Sat­urday 30 March 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £19.50 — £54.50  

South­bank Centre presents a high-impact orches­tral cel­eb­ra­tion of Stew­art Copeland’s legendary career, from The Police to Hol­ly­wood via Africa. One of the found­ing mem­bers of post-punk power­house band The Police, Copeland wro­te the scores for films includ­ing Fran­cis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish and Oliv­er Stone’s Wall Street. In this epic live per­form­ance his work is arranged for orches­tra and co-arranged and con­duc­ted by music­al dir­ect­or Troy Miller (pro­du­cer for Jam­ie Cul­lum, Laura Mvu­la and Gregory Port­er).

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131314-stewart-copeland-lights-orchestra-2019

 

AN AMBI­ENT EVEN­ING WITH THE ORB & FRIENDS ELEC­TRIC­AL

Part of Re-Tex­tured fest­ival

Sat­urday 30 March 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall, Tick­eted, £28.50 — £32.50

Ambi­ent house pion­eers The Orb cel­eb­rate their 30-year anniversary with a set of greatest hits and new music in the Queen Eliza­beth Hall. Born out of the Lon­don club scene and known for their innov­at­ive use of samples, The Orb, aka Alex Pater­son and Thomas Fehl­mann, attrac­ted the atten­tion of legendary taste­m­aker John Peel and went on to release the album Adven­tures Bey­ond the Ultra­world, widely recog­nised as a mas­ter­piece of the gen­re. The show is part of Krankbrother’s Re-Tex­tured, a fest­ival com­bin­ing exper­i­ment­al elec­tron­ic music, bru­tal­ist and mod­ern­ist archi­tec­ture and innov­at­ive light­ing install­a­tions.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/121402-ambient-evening-orb-friends-electrical-2017
KELLY MOR­AN

Fri­day 5 April 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £12.50

Gen­re-defy­ing com­poser and pian­ist Kelly Mor­an per­forms her ambi­ent Warp Records debut album Ultra­vi­olet in the Pur­cell Room. The clas­sic­ally trained artist attempts to dis­mantle exper­i­ment­al music’s impos­ing image in her free-form, self-pro­duced new album, cre­at­ing lush sound­scapes with tex­tures both syn­thet­ic and phys­ic­al, includ­ing the pre­pared piano. https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131502-kelly-moran-2019

 

SHIRAZ

Tues­day 9 April 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £25 — £35

Six-time grammy-nom­in­ated sit­ar play­er and com­poser Anoushka Shank­ar per­forms SHIRAZ, her newly com­posed score for the lav­ish 1920s epic silent film Shiraz: A Romance of India. Daugh­ter and pupil of the legendary Ravi Shank­ar, Anoushka will per­form the score live, accom­pa­ny­ing a screen­ing of the film, which tells the intense and unri­valled love story of the Taj Mahal.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132550-shiraz-2019

 

UNKLE

Fri­day 19 April 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £25 — £30

James Lavelle’s UNKLE return to the Roy­al Fest­ival Hall for the first live per­form­ance of their latest album The Road: Part One and world première of their brand new audi­ovisu­al show fea­tur­ing very spe­cial guests. This unique show will provide the first oppor­tun­ity to hear the re-con­figured band’s new mater­i­al live, along­side clas­sic tracks and spe­cially cre­ated reworks. With a career span­ning over a quarter of a cen­tury, UNKLE have worked with some of the most import­ant record­ing artists in the world, includ­ing Thom Yorke, Richard Ash­croft, Massive Attack and Queens of the Stone Age.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132061-unkle-2019

 

TIP­PETT & BOURNE

Sunday 28 April 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £20

Two of Britain’s most adven­tur­ous jazz pian­ists play togeth­er for the first time on two grand pianos. A sem­in­al fig­ure in the evol­u­tion of UK jazz since the 1960s, Keith Tip­pett has forged his own ever-evolving sound as both com­poser and impro­viser. Thirty years his juni­or, Mat­thew Bourne has sim­il­arly explored the hori­zons of jazz and con­tem­por­ary music, on both ana­logue synths and the acous­tic piano. This new and excit­ing music­al part­ner­ship between two mav­er­ick pian­ists, a gen­er­a­tion apart, is a meet­ing of like-minded but dis­tinct indi­vidu­als.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131505-keith-tippet-matthew-bourne-2019

 

TUBU­LAR BELLS FOR TWO

Wed­nes­day 1 May 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall, Tick­eted, £25 — £27.50

Two men juggle over 20 instru­ments live in Tubu­lar Bells for Two, a nail-bit­ing tightrope theatre recre­ation of the clas­sic Mike Old­field album. In this intric­ately cho­reo­graphed show, mul­ti-instru­ment­al­ists Danny Holdsworth and Tom Bam­ford per­form every part of Tubu­lar Bells. Com­posed by Mike Old­field in 1973, Tubu­lar Bells was the first release on Richard Branson’s fledgling record label, Vir­gin Records. The album had its first and only full live per­form­ance at Queen Eliza­beth Hall in 1973.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/128054-tubular-bells-two-2019

 

STEVE WIL­LI­AM­SON TRIO & STRINGT­ING

Wed­nes­day 1 May 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £20

Legendary sax­o­phon­ist Steve Wil­li­am­son per­forms with his trio and young jazz string quar­tet StringT­ing to cre­ate a com­pel­lingly phys­ic­al music­al exper­i­ence. Through his lifelong study of har­mon­ics, Wil­li­am­son cre­ates music that soothes and heals as well as enter­tains, using prim­or­di­al tones and blend­ing clas­sic­al and jazz to cre­ate an entran­cing, life-enhan­cing com­bin­a­tion. StringT­ing is a flag­ship ensemble from Tomorrow’s War­ri­ors, the cel­eb­rated hot­house for young jazz tal­ent in the UK  and res­id­ent ensemble at South­bank Centre.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/133232-steve-williamson-trio-stringting-2019

 

SER­GIO MENDES 

Sunday 5 May 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £29.50

One of the most inter­na­tion­ally suc­cess­ful Brazili­an artists of all time, Ser­gio Mendes brings his sig­na­ture mix of bossa nova, sam­ba, pop instru­ment­a­tion and sul­try melod­ies to South­bank Centre. A pro­du­cer, com­poser, key­board­ist and vocal­ist, Mendes has recor­ded more than 35 albums and has won three Grammy Awards. His influ­ence on the music industry has spanned five dec­ades and con­tin­ues to evolve through col­lab­or­a­tions with stars such as John Legend and Will.I.Am.

Tick­ets on sale in late Novem­ber.

 

SARAH-JANE MOR­RIS: SWEET LITTLE MYS­TERY

Tues­day 14 May 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £15 — £20

Sarah-Jane Mor­ris is one of Britain’s most influ­en­tial jazz and R&B sing­ers. Her mag­ni­fi­cent soul voice and emo­tion­al power have garnered praise and admir­a­tion world­wide for over 30 years. In this inspir­a­tion­al new show, Sarah-Jane Mor­ris, through her own bril­liant inter­pret­ive vocal tal­ents, shines a light on innov­at­ive music­al tal­ent John Martyn, illu­min­at­ing his life’s work.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131519-sweet-little-mystery-2019

 

MICHELLE GUREVICH

Wed­nes­day 15 May 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £15

Man­oeuv­er­ing between gran­di­ose ret­ro motifs and a sur­pris­ing sin­cer­ity, Michelle Gurevich (formerly known as China­wo­man) per­forms melody-driv­en music, com­bin­ing humour with dark real­ism in her intim­ate bal­lads. The daugh­ter of a Kirov baller­ina and an engin­eer from Len­in­grad, Gurevich grew up listen­ing to her par­ents’ col­lec­tion of Sovi­et and 70s European records and her music has drawn com­par­is­ons to Sovi­et era singing stars. Dec­ad­ent, dra­mat­ic and earn­est, she com­bines vin­tage key­boards and syn­th strings with cut­ting and fatal­ist­ic lyr­ics.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132883-michelle-gurevich-2019

 

PUR­CELL SES­SIONS: ERASED TAPES X LCO — MICHAEL PRICE
Sat­urday 18 May 2018, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £15           

For the second per­form­ance in South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Ses­sions: Erased Tapes X LCO  series, inter­na­tion­ally recog­nised film and TV com­poser, pro­du­cer, music edit­or and award-win­ner, Michael Price, col­lab­or­ates with LCO. Price has been nom­in­ated for three Emmy awards (win­ning in 2014 for the BBC series Sher­lock), a BAF­TA and has worked on hugely var­ied pro­jects ran­ging from edit­ing the music for the Lord of the Rings tri­logy to co-com­pos­ing the score for the Inbetween­ers movies.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131939-purcell-sessions-erased-tapes-x-lco-michael-price-2019

BEVERLY KNIGHT IN CON­CERT WITH LIVE ORCHES­TRA

Thursday 23 May 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £32.50 — £65

To cel­eb­rate 25 years as a per­form­ing and record­ing artist, Bever­ley Knight brings a spe­cial one-off con­cert to the Roy­al Fest­ival Hall. Backed by a full sym­phony orches­tra for the first time, Knight will go back to the begin­ning, per­form­ing spe­cially arranged ver­sions of her biggest hits, cov­er­ing soul and R&B clas­sics with her own style, and reflect­ing her highly acclaimed par­al­lel career in the West End music­al theatre scene.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131945-beverley-knight-concert-live-orchestra-2019

 

CHRISTY MOORE IN CON­CERT

Fri­day 24 — Sat­urday 25 May 2019, 7.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Tick­eted, £35 — £42.50

Irish folk sing­er, song­writer and gui­tar­ist Christy Moore per­forms songs from through­out his career. One of Ireland’s most com­pel­ling musi­cians, Moore has endeared him­self to audi­ences of all ages through his mean­ing­ful songs on over more than 25 solo albums. His most recent record fea­tures live record­ings of some of his best loved and most reques­ted hits.

https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/131269-christy-moore-concert-2019

 

PUR­CELL SES­SIONS: ERASED TAPES X LCO — RIVAL CON­SOLES

Sunday 29 Septem­ber 2019, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £15

Hear exper­i­ment­al sounds from elec­tron­ic syn­th spe­cial­ist Rival Con­soles at this event, part of a series bring­ing togeth­er Erased Tapes artists and Lon­don Con­tem­por­ary Orches­tra musi­cians. The Lon­don-based pro­du­cer also known as Ryan Lee West, explores themes of in-between states in his latest album Per­sona, inspired by Ing­mar Bergman’s film of the same name.
PUR­CELL SES­SIONS: ERASED TAPES X LCO — HAT­IS NOIT
Fri­day 6 Decem­ber, 7.45pm, South­bank Centre’s Pur­cell Room, Tick­eted, £15

Self-taught Japan­ese vocal per­former Hat­is Noit cre­ates new music with musi­cians from Lon­don Con­tem­por­ary Orches­tra in South­bank Centre’s exper­i­ment­al series, Pur­cell Ses­sions: Erased Tapes X LCO. Noit’s EP Illo­gic­al Dance, released earli­er this year, cre­ates unique song-worlds with tran­scend­ent vocal inter­pret­a­tions that decon­struct and recom­bine West­ern clas­sic­al, Japan­ese folk and oper­at­ic styles, Bul­gari­an and Gregori­an chant­ing and avant-garde and pop vocals.

FREE GIGS

 

FRI­DAY LUNCH: THREADED

Part of Win­ter

Fri­day 4 Janu­ary 2019, 1pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Cent­ral Bar, Level 2, Free

This soul­ful trio present self-penned odes to immerse their audi­ences in the moment through trav­el­lers’ tales, poet­ic col­lab­or­a­tions and music­al storytelling. Jam­ie Ruther­ford (gui­tar and vocals), Ning-ning Li (viol­in) and Rosie Bott (cla­ri­net) have released two lyr­ic­al albums.
https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132322-friday-lunch-threaded-2019

 

FRI­DAY TON­IC: TOM GREEN SEP­TET

Part of Win­ter

Fri­day 4 Janu­ary 2019, 5.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall Foy­er, Free

The Tom Green Sep­tet brings togeth­er sev­en in-demand young musi­cians who are all prize-win­ning bandlead­ers, com­posers and per­formers in their own right, mer­ging con­tem­por­ary cham­ber jazz tun­es with rich har­mony, propuls­ive grooves and mem­or­able melod­ies. Win­ner of the Dank­worth Prize for Jazz Com­pos­i­tion, Tom Green is a trom­bon­ist, com­poser and arranger whose eleg­ant and lively ori­gin­al com­pos­i­tions for the Septet’s debut album Sky­line attrac­ted crit­ic­al acclaim.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132987-friday-tonic-tom-green-septet-2019

 

FRI­DAY LUNCH: MAR­CO MAR­CONI TRIO 

Fri­day 11 Janu­ary 2019, 1pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Cent­ral Bar, Level 2, Free

Jazz pian­ist and com­poser Mar­co Mar­coni presents his smooth sound­ing trio, with col­lab­or­at­ors Tom Farm­er (double bass) and Emili­ano Carosel­li (drums). https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130773-friday-lunch-marco-marconi-trio-2019

 

FRI­DAY TON­IC: SHAYNA DUNKEL­MAN AND DU YUN

Part of Sound­State

Fri­day 18 Janu­ary 2019, 5.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall Foy­er, Free

Flout­ing con­ven­tions, defy­ing cat­egor­isa­tion and play­ing across bound­ar­ies, two of the biggest names in New York’s cre­at­ive music scene per­form a rare duo set: elec­tron­ic impro­viser and per­cus­sion­ist Shayna Dunkel­man and gen­re-defy­ing com­poser and per­former Du Yun.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132592-friday-tonic-shayna-dunkelman-and-du-yun-2019

 

SOUND­STATE LATE: CLAIRE CHASE

Part of Sound­State

Fri­day 18 Janu­ary 2019, 10.15pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall Foy­er, Free

A spe­cial set of new and exper­i­ment­al music by solo flaut­ist Claire Chase who is known for her fear­less and ener­get­ic per­form­ances. In this late-night slot she takes to the stage alone, armed with a selec­tion of works that push her instru­ment to its lim­its.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132593-soundstate-late-claire-chase-2019

 

SOUND­STATE LATE: ALI SETHI

Part of Sound­State

Sat­urday 19 Janu­ary 2019, 9.30pm, South­bank Centre’s Queen Eliza­beth Hall Foy­er, Free

Pakistani super­star vocal­ist Ali Sethi per­forms his nat­ive country’s vocal tra­di­tions and inflects them with his sig­na­ture style in this free late-night show. A mul­ti tal­en­ted musi­cian who first garnered atten­tion after pub­lish­ing his crit­ic­ally acclaimed nov­el The Wish Maker in his early 20s, he is now one of Pakistan’s most recog­nis­able voices in the tra­di­tion­al style.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/132594-soundstate-late-ali-sethi-2019

 

FRI­DAY LUNCH: TAMAS TESZ­ARY QUAR­TET

Fri­day 1 Feb­ru­ary 2019, 1pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Cent­ral Bar, Level 2, Free

Vibra­phon­ist Tamas Tesz­ary presents his nou­veau-bop quar­tet, bring­ing you clas­sic jazz and bebop sounds with a mod­ern edge. With Imre Var­ga on piano, Wun Yen Chan on bass and Cyro Zuzi on drums, the Tamas Tesz­ary Quar­tet play ori­gin­al com­pos­i­tions from debut album Bop­core, along­side reima­gin­ings of clas­sic tracks.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130780-friday-lunch-tamas-teszary-quartet-2019

 

FRI­DAY LUNCH: JAY­WALK­ERS

Fri­day 8 Feb­ru­ary 2019, 1pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Cent­ral Bar, Level 2, Free

Jay­walk­ers bring their invent­ive and vir­tu­osic brand of Amer­ic­ana to Fri­day Lunch. The acous­tic trio have delighted audi­ences all around Europe for over ten years . The group provides a com­bin­a­tion of power­house bass, blis­ter­ing fiddle and man­dolin, and three-part har­mon­ies with a fuller sound than is expec­ted from just three acous­tic musi­cians. Their live set sees coun­try heart­break and bluegrass dynam­ism applied to issues of the mod­ern day – and to life as a tour­ing band.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130782-friday-lunch-jaywalkers-2019

 

FRI­DAY LUNCH: MOOS­TAK TRIO

Fri­day 15 March 2019, 1pm, South­bank Centre’s Roy­al Fest­ival Hall, Cent­ral Bar, Level 2, Free

Moos­tak Trio explore impro­vised music, react­ing to each oth­er with moods and tex­tures to open up a wealth of pos­sib­il­it­ies. Set up by Lon­don based gui­tar­ist and com­poser Harry Christel­is, the ensemble is com­pleted by friends and col­lab­or­at­ors Dave Storey and Andrea Di Biase, with influ­ences span­ning jazz, folk, pop, ambi­ent, blues, and elec­tron­ica.

https://southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/130790-friday-lunch-moostak-trio-2019

 

 

The West Coast lyr­i­cist brings wis­dom and diversity on one of sev­er­al pro­jects he released in 2018, fur­ther solid­i­fy­ing his status as one of the underground’s finest.

 

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.