Saturday 28th May
£10 / 8pm / 14+
John Metcalfe (Durutti Column) performs live 'The Appearance of Colour’ out now on Real World Records.
Producer and arranger to the likes of Coldplay, Peter Gabriel and Blur, Metcalfe’s gorgeous new solo album beautifully 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.
"effervescent, divinely beautiful, packed with Eno-esque passages of ambience and glistening guitar lines worthy of Vini Reilly." – Clash
"Very beautiful" - Lauren Laverne Headphone moment
"Staggeringly beautiful’ - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC 6 Music