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Fri 8 Nov 2024

Word Paintings - The Keith James Songbook

A unique voice within the fabric of music in the UK



A long awaited Concert tour

Mature, insightful and intriguing - sensitive and honest

Spanning the past 50 years, Keith has performed thousands of enthusiastically received shows in Arts Centres and Theatres throughout the UK. Thoughtful, interpretive concerts devoted to the writing of visionary Songwriters and Poets who he has always admired.

The success of these concerts has been such, that it has somewhat eclipsed Keith’s own material (which has mostly been heard on his 12 Album releases) so the writing and release of this new and significant body of work Word Paintings has given Keith, and those alongside him the confidence to open a door and let this treasure chest of original songs be heard.

The songs from Word Paintings, a stand-alone, much championed, new collection, are at the heart of this concert, set amongst the characterful and fearless songs from Can you imagine 2020, the vital commentary of Paradise lost 2019 and the poetic imagery of Message from the Gods 2017, even some songs that date way back through his music year career. The best collection of Keith’s original material in one concert – which is by no means just music. There is a ‘chatting late into the night at a Taverna’ feel about the backstories and the embryonic seed of inspiration to each of the songs.

‘Brave enough to write the music he truly believes in’

Bob Harris OBE

‘This album finds a creative and imaginative artist at the peak of his powers’

Trevor Dann. Nick Drake Biographer

‘There is a delicious soulfulness going on here’ Colin Hall

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Fri 8 Nov 2024



G Live Bellerby Studio



‘devotion, integrity, experience. All spinning as one’

- Guardian Weekly

I really enjoyed the Album! It has a haunting quality’

- Ian Rankin
Fri 8 Nov 2024
£22.50 per ticket