Perri and Neil Quartet - The Blue Project
- The Capstone Theatre - 26 September 2014
- £10.00 / Concession: £8.00 (incl. booking fee) plus £2.25 handling fee per order.
- Perri Alleyne-Hughes - vocals
- Neil Campbell - classical guitar
- Roger Gardiner - bass
- Viktor Nordberg - drums and percussion
From its opening line 'I am on a lonely road and I am travelling' to the introspection of the 'Dark cafe days' of its closing moments, Joni Mitchell's 1971 classic album Blue almost single-handedly defined the confessional singer-songwriter aesthetic.
Led by the mellifluous vocals of Perri Alleyne-Hughes (Sense of Sound) and the sensitive genius of classical guitarist Neil Campbell (Ghost Stories, Bulbs, Guitars and Other Machines), The Blue Project presents a performance of the complete Blue album in sequence, with a new interpretation that draws on jazz and classical styles.
Norwegian drummer-percussionist Viktor Nordberg, a highly sought after session player, provides a delicious rhythmic backdrop throughout. He is very ably aided and abetted by the juicy bass work of Roger Gardiner (Dead Poppies).
Alongside 'classic Joni', the Quartet will perform a second set which will focus on their own highly personal songs and compositions, many of which will be performed for the first time at this concert.