Events for Tuesday 13th of June 2017
Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Arts Club
Exhibition Preview Friday 5th May 5.30pm – 8.00pm
To celebrate 50 years of the innovative Sgt.Pepper’s album, a number of artists have been asked to produce work inspired by the Beatles or their lyrics. To complement these pieces BAFTA award winning cameraman Paul Berriff will be showing his unique collection of Beatles photographs taken at the start of their career.
That Thea Gilmore’s latest album is as ethereal as it is
thought-provoking, as bewitching as it is bold, will come as no surprise
to her army of admirers. Since releasing her debut as a teenager nearly
20 years ago, the Oxfordshire-raised, Cheshire-based singer and
songwriter has gained global acclaim for making music not only of
extraordinary beauty, but of rare honesty and insight.
What will surprise fans is how The Counterweight sounds. Fifteen albums in, Thea has all but abandoned her trusty acoustic guitar in favour of an iPad and a piano. The change forced her out of her comfort zone in to exploring new methods of composing as well as new ways of recording.
While, sonically, The Counterweight marks a fresh start, its outward-looking themes - the shifting political landscape, our absorption in technology, America’s gun culture and the search for hope in times of trouble included – bear striking similarities to Thea’s 2003 breakthrough album Avalanche. So much so, in fact, that the singer considers The Counterweight a companion album to Avalanche, or more accurately, “its more mature older sister”.