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Another night of excellent live music awaits, including having your body made into a work of art by the wonderful Kat CherryBlossom. Come and join us, and have your ears nourished by the beautiful sounds of The Damien Renouf Band, and dance to the uplifting sounds of The Pangaea Steelband and DJ Dave Aardvark. Focus your eyes on the splendid work of our local photographer Ben Graville.
Channeling their diverse musical experiences into a powerful new sound The Side stay true to the spirit of Kathryn’s Northumbrian folk tradition whilst unleashing the talent and creativity of each individual musician. Between them The Side’s virtuosity has been courted by Sting, Goldfrapp, Royal Northern Sinfonia, BBC Proms, and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, among many others.
In October 2013, Yve Blake created the interactive website WhoWereWe.com where she asked strangers who do they felt they used to be. So far, strangers from 154 cities around the world have contributed more than 1000 stories, voicemails, pictures and playlists. THEN is a vibrant collage of these memories.
The Singing Hypnotist will change your life. He uses songs to heal, transform and put you under. It’s a combination of clinical hypnotherapy, stage hypnosis, original music and good old fashioned showbiz, researched by Christopher Green, as part of being the first Artist in Residence at the British Library, and supported by the Wellcome Trust.
After recently picking up an M.B.E for his outstanding contribution to the UK music scene, Omar returns to the Albany. Since first breaking through to worldwide renown, he has worked with all manner of musical legends including a certain Stevie, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Syreeta Wright, Common, and Carleen Anderson. Omar’s latest album The Man is without doubt the strongest of his entire career, with his unique soul, funk, latin and reggae influences.