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John Metcalfe

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For this show Metcalfe is performing music from his latest solo album 'The Appearance of Colour', out on Peter Gabriel's Real World label. Described as "effervescent, divinely beautiful, packed with Eno-esque passages of ambience and glistening guitar lines worthy of Vini Reilly" by Clash magazine and 'staggeringly beautiful' by 6Music's Mary Anne Hobbs, Metcalfe's work mesmerically unites the disparate strands of his kaleidoscopic musical world. Within the album are powerful rhythmic strings evoking the world of systems music, moments of transcendent solo piano, shimmering electronics and guitar, elements of drum and bass, and of chamber music. For these live shows Metcalfe’s has assembled an incredible line up of musicians from the worlds of post-classical, electronica and pop: the crisp, jazz-influenced beats from Rae Morris' drummer Daisy Palmer, deeply felt groove from Red Snapper's bassist Ali Friend and the exquisite voice of Rosie Doonan, fresh back from touring with Birdy.

New Zealand born John Metcalfe is one of the most sought after musicians in the business, whether arranging for the likes of Blur, Morrissey and Coldplay, co-producing albums with Peter Gabriel, or as violist in the renowned Duke Quartet. He was a member of cult band Durutti Column and alongside Tony Wilson launched the pioneering Factory Classical on Manchester's legendary Factory label. He also performs and records with the Max Richter Ensemble.For this show Metcalfe is performing music from his latest solo album The Appearance of Colour out on Peter Gabriel’s Real World label.

May 21st, 2016 8:00 PM
Advance Tickets £ 10.00

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