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Perri and Neil to perform at Capstone Theatre – October 7th

Perri and Neil

Based on an original song writing collaboration, between vocalist Perri Alleyne-Hughes and classical guitarist Neil Campbell which started in March 2010, Perri and Neil create a very personal music of sensitivity, atmosphere and poise.

Aside from original songs, Perri and Neil’s repertoire includes jazz standards and contemporary songs by writers such as Scott Walker, Jacques Brel, King Crimson, Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Burt Bacharach and Judee Sill.

“Fragrant, harmonious jazz, which plays upon their strongest cards, Perri’s rich, full-flavoured tones and Neil’s impeccable fingerstyle chords and solo lines……..the future looks very bright for this talented team.” - Keith Ames, The Musician

Perri and Neil will appear at:
 
Le Jardin Wine Bar, 1, Grange Road, West Kirkby, Wirral CH48 4DY on 6th October, 2016 from 9pm (admission free) and
 
The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP on 7th October, 2016 at 7.30pm, (admission £11.50).
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An evening with Jennifer John and Lorna Brooks at Unity Theatre on 8th and 9th September

 

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An evening with Jennifer John and Lorna Brooks

 Established singer-songwriters in their own right, Liverpool based Jennifer John and Edinburgh based Lorna Brooks come together for this unique intimate event. Both possessing the most beautiful voices. They are delighted to realise a long held desire to collaborate. This event promises to be most enjoyable with great musicianship, fantastic songs and with their hearty friendship, good humour.

Liverpool based singer/songwriter Christina Malley will be the support artist for both performances.

Jennifer is an integral member of the creative landscape in Liverpool as the founder of award winning singing organisation Sense of Sound.  An entrepreneurial tour de force in the world of music and choral development nationally she has worked with a diverse array of established artists including Damon Albarn, Brian Eno, Patrick Wolf, Boy George, Paloma Faith, Imogen Heap and Space. She is also the lead singer in the band, Killerfernandez.

Lorna has opened for and toured with various artists including Loudon Wainwright III, Janis Ian, Candi Staton, Shawn Colvin, Martin Stephenson, Iris de Ment, Jimmy Sommerville, Bert Jansch, Tuck and Patti and Beth Nilson Chapman also worked as a session musician with various artists including backing vocals for John Martyn.

Book your tickets here:

Dates: Thur 8 + Fri 9 Sep

Times: 8pm
Prices: £15 (£12 Conc)
Box Office: 0151 709 4988

1 Hope Place, Liverpool, L1 9BG

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Perri and Neil to perform at The Pentecost Pageant on Sunday 15th May

There is a rather special street festival happening in Liverpool on Sunday 15th May which will showcase many creative artists doing their thing on Hope Street the road that houses the 2 spectacular cathedrals at either end; The Neo-monolithic Anglican cathedral and The rocket shaped Catholic cathedral more commonly known as Paddy’s Wigwam.

The day of musical activities and performances will begin at midday and end at 5pm. Here is the line up and Perri and Neil are the well deserved headliners on the Falkner Street stage bringing their own unique brand of self penned and specially arranged jazz inspired, perfectly crafted prolific songs:

  • 12.00: Empire Youth Theatre
  • 12.45:  Maria Motherland
  • 13.30:  Sefton Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • 14.20:  Liverpool Welsh Choral
  • 15.50:  What We Did Next
  • 16.30:  Perri and Neil

Hopefully the sun will be shining in which case this free event will be a glorious day to indulge in and remember.Perri and Neil

 

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Cream Classics at Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral

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Cream Classics took place at Liverpool’s Anglican cathedral on April 15th and 16th. The spectacular event which took place in partnership with the iconic dance house Cream, Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra and DJs K-Klass was a spectaular success. Sense of Sound under the Musical Direction provided the six vocalists and you can see the event in picture in Mark McNulty’a blog, Cream Classics

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Hug – Verity Standen

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HUG – Verity Standen
7 April, 6.45pm, 7.30pm and 8.15pm

“Song erupts around you in what is described as a choral sound-bath. It’s startling, moving and genuinely immersive” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Unable to visually gauge their surroundings, participants experience the performance through sound, breath and vibrations of the body as a choir of voices deliver the song. Playing with sense and perspective, HUG is a unique examination of the human voice’s power. Presented by Derelict and Word of Warning and supported by UCLan.

HUG is currently touring the UK and internationally following critically acclaimed performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Southbank Centre, London. For Manchester and Preston it brings together a brand new ensemble of local voices for three days only.  Sense of Sound’s Jennifer john will be joining the tour for the Manchester and Preston performances.

Free, booking essential. Tickets available here

Access Information:

With no interval, each performance lasts approximately 25 minutes.
Each audience member is blindfolded and hugged by a singer. Unable to visually gauge their surroundings, participants experience the performance through sound, breath and vibrations of the body.

For specific age and access information please email [email protected] or call 0161 232 6086.

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Valentine’s Day at the Synagogue

Perri and Neil

February 14th of course, traditionally marks the time for demonstrations of love, friendship and affection.

It shouldn’t matter what it says on the calendar to express these things but Perri and Neil are delighted to have been asked to perform on Valentine’s Day at the Princes Road Synagogue. It’s a Grade 1 listed building in serious need of repair and the proceeds of the gig will go towards its upkeep.

Neil will perform a mix of original and classic solo guitar pieces. Perri and Neil will also do some of the compositions they wrote together, a few of the obscure covers that they love and a selection of romantic songs, appropriately by Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, Burt Bacharach and Randy Newman.

Entrance is strictly by ticket only: £12/ £8 concessions and the ticket price includes light refreshments.
To obtain tickets and for more details contact:
Petula on 0151 709 3431

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Come and join our community choir, Up For Arts

 

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Up For Arts Community Choir is now open to new members. No experience or auditions are necessary, just enthusiasm.

The choir specialises in a cappella singing and songs include contemporary pop, musical theatre, and soul..plus lots more…

Their performances have included the opening of the new Everyman Theatre, BBC Wolf Hall event at the Anglican Cathedral and we performed in a play ‘the Events’ at the Everyman Theatre not to mention taking part in Choir of the Year competition.

Here come the details

When: Every Wednesday…starting January 6th

What time: 6pm to 9pm

Where: BBC Radio Merseyside, Hanover Street/College Lane, Liverpool 1

How much: £5.00

If you are interested in joining then please get in touch…

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0151 702 7799

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Sense of Sound’s choir to perform at Leaf’s 5th Birthday party on Friday 20th November

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LEAF on Bold Street is a unique, independent teashop and bar located in the heart of Liverpool city centre. On Friday 20th November the venue will celebrate it’s 5th birthday and Sense of Sound Singers will be among the guests invited to perform. Other guest artists include Hackney Colliery Brass Band and DJ Andy Mac. The event kicks off at 8pm and is free. Come and celebrate with us. It’s set to be a great night.

Venue: 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ, United Kingdom

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Jennifer John sings Wayfaring Stranger in Terence Davies’ “Sunset Song” film soundtrack

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Terence Davis’ latest movie is an adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s novel, Sunset Song. The film of the same title is set for national release on December 4th so you will be able to see at a cinema near you then. Set against the backdrop of the first world war, it stars Agyness Deyn, Kevin Guthrie and Peter Mullan. 
Sense of Sound’s Artistic Director, Jennifer John features on the film soundtrack singing a stunning version of the old folk/gospel classic, The Wayfaring Stranger. You can listen to a small section of the song here in The Guardian’s official trailer for the film.

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Sense of Sound Singers to host a special Christmas concert at Capstone Theatre on Friday 11th December


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What an incredible year of performances Sense of Sound Singers has had this year. From featuring in the BBC’s specially arranged Wolf Hall international buyers’ conference at the spectacular Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, to guesting at Liverpool International Music Festival as part of the commissioned gig, Herstory concert and appearing as the featured choir at the England/Uruguay game as part of this year’s Rugby World Cup it has been a non stop series of amazing events. The choir continues to go from strength to strength. Another major highlight was the charity concert at Liverpool Echo Arena in support of the Syrian refugee crisis. The concert, From Liverpool with Love which was hosted by comedian John Bishop and BBC Radio 1 DJ, Janice Long raised £40k and Sense of Sound Singers along with many other bands including OMD, Mic Lowry, The Farm, The Christians and Space performed a powerful a cappella set.

In celebration of all things a cappella, the choir will be hosting a special Christmas concert at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool on Friday 11th December. The concert will showcase a combination of contemporary soul, RnB, jazz and folk influenced material alongside some festive offerings performed in their own unique style under the musical direction of Perri Alleyne-Hughes. There will also be a guest appearance by the spoken word artist/rapper, Curtis Watt.

Venue: The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool
L6 1HP

Tickets: £12/10 (with an additional £2.25 fulfilment fee per order) and can be purchased through Ticket Quarter 

Show starts at 7.30pm

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