Sun 17th September, 20178:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Bookings are closed for this event.
Brand new musical pairing of acclaimed singer-songwriter Kate Dimbleby and much loved Keith Warmington on harmonica/guitar and vocals. Songs about life, loss and a lot of laughter born out of friendship and finding common ground. This is a show that will make you laugh, cry and have you humming out the door.
“Despite covering songs written and/or sung by legends – Bonnie Raitt, Kirsty MacColl, John Mayall, Leonard Cohen, Etta James, Richard Thompson – I’ve never heard most of them before but love the richness and diversity of this collection. Dimbleby most certainly has a penchant for the quirky and her rendition of Ruth Brown’s peculiar ‘If I can’t Sell It, I’ll Sit On It’ will later have me busily spotifying this new to me 1950s R&B soulstress and, most probably, tweeting Craig Charles about her. Dimbleby has impressive versatility of voice and she clearly feels at home on the stage, working the audience, having fun.
The self-penned songs by both artists are a revelation. Dimbleby’s use of the loop pedal (for vocals only and on her lap rather than on the floor) is as unusual as the lyrics of her recently written bluesy tune about yearning, using her ‘new toy’ to build a tense and urgent longing (for children, I think?) as she pleads for the answer to the question “How Long?” amongst her kin. In ‘Limbo’, the first song she wrote, she is consumed by the new feeling of having left a relationship and this is undoubtedly the number that Mum must’ve had in mind when she said during the interval that Kate Dimbleby reminded her strongly of Carly Simon.
Then it’s probably no accident that, when Keith Warmington just performed his own ‘The Evening Song’, I had warm waves of James Taylor washing over me. Warmington is something of a virtuoso on the harmonica with a laid back attitude that advertises his years of experience as he strums the guitar and sings us into a place we know, familiar even on first hearing. He has his own introductions to give us too in John Prine, someone new to most of us, I reckon.” westonsupermum.com Review December 2016
Kate Dimbleby’s new album release “Songbirds”, created entirely by layered vocals has been hailed as “ground-breaking”, “An artist at the top of her game” BBC 6 Music and Keith has played with many of the blues/folk greats including Dr John, John Martyn, Andy Sheppard and Mike Silver. Don’t Miss