José González with The Gothenburg String Theory + Hannah Peel

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Singer-songwriter and one of Sweden's biggest-selling musical exports, José González will perform with 20-piece orchestral collective, The Gothenburg String Theory. Unifying José's beautifully introspective songwriting and expressive performance with a multi-media music project like no other, this incredible collaboration explores new and exciting terrain.

José González emerged out of nowhere with his debut album Veneer in 2003. Since then he has taken the music business by storm, first gaining recognition with the song Crosses, which featured on the US hit show The OC. His popularity soared upon the release of his sensational reworking of The Knife's Heartbeats in 2006 and the song has remained a fixture in the fabric of popular culture. 

José González 's warming voice comprises the focal point of his music, surrounded by his subtle, yet virtuoso guitar playing. The song In Every Direction from his band Junip's recent album was picked by Rolling Stone magazine as #41 on their list of 50 Best Songs of 2010, saying 'Pale-voiced Swede Jose Gonzalez kicks up the volume for a supremely pretty folk swirl.'

One of Sweden's most visionary art-music collectives, The Gothenburg String Theory provided the musical score for some of Director Win Wenders' movie projects and has been involved in numerous collaborations. 

+ support by Hannah Peel
Hotly-tipped and the name on everybody's lips, we are pleased to announce Hannah Peel as support. From playing fiddle with her dad in Ireland to her time as part of a multi-media band in Liverpool, the genesis of Peel confounds expectations of the ’typical’ artist. Drawing particular inspiration from her Irish upbringing but with a unique twist on her own Yorkshire roots, her voice is at times bewitching, laconic and always full of fortitude. Her influences range from the still life gaze of Edward Hopper to the musical arrangements of Nick Drake, Tom Waits, to the expansive pop of her heroes Sandy Denny, Judee Sill and Joni Mitchell.

"From trad Irish ballads to Steve Reich by way of Judee Sill and Ennio Morricone... it's an opus which slaloms mellifluously between senstive folk reveries, Tom Waits-like, junkshop hymnals and lavish chamber-pop essays" MOJO 'One to Watch 2011'

"Capable of charming the birds off any tree, swooningly sensyal, ebbing and flowing folk-pop" Q****

"To pair such intimate melancholy with ambition like this is no small feat" NME 8/10

Tickets: £20
Doors: 7.15pm
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
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Sun 10 Apr 2011
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