Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

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Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by bene449 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:20 pm

I have just spoken to someone who highly recommends going to watch this gentleman doing his tribute to Leonard Cohen. He is touring most parts of the UK and the concert dates are on this link, click on "concerts" when you get to the homepage:


http://www.keith-james.com/
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by lightasabreeze » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:07 am

As one of those venues is a stone throw from me, I will give it a try.
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by John Etherington » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:37 am

This is the guy who has previously been doing Nick Drake...not for me these cover thingies!
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by Davido » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:51 am

I have seen Keith James a few times and would recommend going along if you can.He is a very talented musician.
He plays acoustic guitar and is sometimes accompanied by Rick Foot on double bass - though on this current tour I think he is alone.
He has toured the songs of Nick Drake, John Martyn, Tim Buckley,Joni Mitchell, Neil Young,Leonard Cohen (The Great Canadian Songbook tour), Davy Graham, Sandy Denny, Bob Dylan, Suzanne Vega, and has put some of the poems of Federico Garcia Lorca, and Pablo Neruda to music.

Of course not everyone likes cover-versions;they often elicit strong views from fans.But I'm a firm believer this is the essential way to 'keep songs alive' and Keith James does this very well indeed.
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by bene449 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:25 pm

Thanks, Davido. I am going to see Keith for the first time at Canterbury. Also, he is doing a normal show in Broadstairs, where I live.
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by mydoglorca » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:03 am

We went to see him & Rick Foot a couple of years ago & he is well worth seeing if he comes to your area. We will probably see him somewhere on this tour.
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by leonardthecat » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:57 pm

I'm going to see him 14th May, at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.
Any excuse for a night out.
His cover versions can't be as bad as mine (ie: me singing/droning along to LC cd in the car).
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by almarks » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:20 am

Might go and see the Edinburgh gig, undecided so far.
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by Purple Princess » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:44 am

I saw him last Sunday and can certainly recommend him. If you go, say the "officianado" from "The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe" recommended him!
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by anneeshipley » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:37 pm

Purple Princess wrote:I saw him last Sunday and can certainly recommend him. If you go, say the "officianado" from "The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe" recommended him!
Hi Purple Princess just had to write as I spent my childhood in Eaglescliffe are you from around there?? I now live in Leeds and we are going to see Keith James in Leeds in June

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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by Purple Princess » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:05 pm

Hi Anne, yes, I am from Middlesbrough but live in Norton now! Strangely enough, my mother was born and bred in Leeds!
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by anneeshipley » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:21 pm

Purple Princess wrote:Hi Anne, yes, I am from Middlesbrough but live in Norton now! Strangely enough, my mother was born and bred in Leeds!
Shame we havent bumped into each other at a Leonard concert---we seemed to have been to a lot you have been to--last being vegas and Sligo!!! lets hope we get another chance to meet when!!!! Leonard tours again.

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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by almarks » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:34 am

Thought about going to the Keith James gig in Edinburgh tonight, but didn't, would be interested to hear from anyone who attended. Ripping Records said there were plenty of tickets available. Looking forward to the Webb Sisters in May at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh.
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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by lizzytysh » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:12 am

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Re: Keith James - Songs of Leonard Cohen tour

Post by dynamiksdreamdebased » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:15 am

i can guarantee this will be awful

keith james is an intolerable tit
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