Thursday 31st May 2018 - 8:00 pm
Music Charge: £10.00
Well, this is something of a treat. Although still relatively young in years, Italian born singer Celeste is already a seasoned artist. Her first gigs were at the age of 12 and now, almost 10 years later, her poise and artistsry are well established. She has performed around both Europe and Brazil and her first album "+18", released in the second half of 2017, won her a number of excellent reviews and has gone some considerable way to establishing this enormously talented atrtist as an International performer of note. The album itself is all originals, written by Celeste and her Italian collaborators, but the gig this evening will also feature Celeste's other great love, Brazilian music. The repertoire will primarily be classic Brazilian songs from the likes of Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes, João Gilberto and Caetano Veloso along with the occasional high quality original found on her debut album. As she likes to describe it: "...explore the seducing complexities of Jobim’s and de Moraes’s compositions, glide through CaetanoVeloso’s mind-blowing lyrics, muse on Elis Regina’s power and charm, and experience the elegant smoothness of Maria Bethania’s and Marisa Monte’s music". Accompanying Celeste this evening will be an International band of Caco Barros-guitar (Brazil); John Crawford-piano (UK); Ricardo Dos Santos-bass (Brazil); Anselmo Netto-percussion (Brazil) and the 606 Club's very own Steve Rubie-flutes/percussion (UK). Highly recommended.
"Up-and-coming...Jazz and blues star" London Live