Wednesday 21 November, 7.00pm
Doors open at 7pm
Iconic American singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploring beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns.
Madeleine’s stunning latest album is a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a mesmerising mélange of funk, blues and jazz.
Backed by electric guitarist Jon Herington and bassist Barak Mori, Madeleine has set out to record in a live setting a collection of songs that have their own hymn-like stories of self-awareness and inner dialogue with a communal consciousness and a spiritual essence.
“Music has been our spiritual life,” she said. “So I think of these as hymns, secular hymns—songs that are very individual, personal, introverted.”
Peyroux has already been singing for nearly 30 years. At the age of 13, Madeleine moved to Paris and within two years was performing alongside street musicians in the Latin Quarter before touring Europe with The Lost Wandering Blues and Jazz Band. Madeleine then announced herself to the world with the release of classic debut album Dreamland, and she hasn’t looked back since.
With her seductively expressive voice, Peyroux paints vivid pictures with her own songs and intimately renders tunes by the likes of Willie Dixon, Tom Waits and Allen Toussaint like no other.