#606 Live Stream: Gwyneth Herbert
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A strikingly original performer and composer, GWYNETH HERBERT has been hailed as one the most imaginative and idiosyncratic artists of her generation. Since her first album “Bittersweet and Blue” she has produced a huge canon of work, including her last album, "Letters I Haven’t Written", which was accompanied by an ambitious live show exploring the struggle for connection through film, storytelling and song. And not content with being one of the finest singer/songwriters in the country (really) She is the co-creator of six musicals, including Bristol Old Vic’s record-breaking production of “A Christmas Carol” with Tom Morris and Lee Lyford, which – after a sell-out run – saw her donning her red velvet trouser suit and wig for a second year in a row. Other composition work has involved major commissions from the London Sinfonietta, Mahogany Opera Group, Roman River Festival, Snape Maltings, and conducting her own film score at the BFI. For this 606 show, Gwyn invites you to join her and acclaimed “Herbertband” veterans Sam Burgess (bass) and Al Cherry (guitar) for a “socially distanced - but humanly connected - evening full of wonder, power and song... from her ‘home from home’ to yours". Quite brilliant.
"✶✶✶✶✶ "A remarkably gifted talent" The Guardian; "Her voice is a thing of beauty" The Times; "✶✶✶✶✶"“Brilliantly original” MOJO; "If Hanns Eisler had been a woman and written with Ray Davies, he might have come up with something like this..." The Independent
Added on 7th June, 2021