In Our Own Words: Leonard Cohen
7pm, Friday May 5, Paris Cat Jazz Club
“I’m just knocked out when anybody does a cover of mine … I think there are songs that are better done than I have done them.” ~ Leonard Cohen, February 18 1997
In Our Own Words is a collaborative project by vocalist/guitarist Erica Bramham, award winning pianist Nathan Liow, and National Jazz Awards bass semi-finalist Adam Spiegl. The trio are joined by one of Melbourne’s most in-demand drummers, Justin Olsson, for a series of shows exploring the music of some of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century. With new arrangements drawing from jazz, pop and folk traditions the songs of these iconic artists are given a fresh voice that is at once familiar and surprising.
The music of Leonard Cohen is vast and universal. Not bound by genre, time or place his songs lend themselves to endless reinterpretation and re-imagination. With a poet’s hand he paints words that dig deep, question, soften and smother, and his music is as sophisticated as it is simple. His songs have been recorded by some of the world’s greatest musicians including Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Rufus Wainwright, Madeleine Peyroux and Tori Amos.
The quartet bring their own stories and influences to their arrangements of Cohen’s music, making this a show not to be missed for both long time fans and newcomers to Cohen's repertoire.
Friday May 5
Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne
Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm show time
Tickets $25, advance bookings recommended as there are limited seated tickets available.
The Song-Chain Project (Live #3)
8pm Tuesday June 20, LongPlay
On January 9 2017 Erica Bramham commenced The Song-Chain Project, a creative mission to write, record and share a new song every day for 365 days. Now, over four months into the project, she has accumulated over 100 songs that are itching to find their way out of her studio. This is the third in a series of intimate monthly events in the beautiful LongPlay cinema space, showcasing the highlights of the project so far.
With special guests to be announced.
Tuesday June 20
LongPlay, 318 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
Doors open 7:30pm, music from 8pm
Tickets $10, advance bookings recommended as seating is limited