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One of the great interpreters of modern popular song salutes the legendary Canadian singer, songwriter and poet as he celebrates his 80th birthday this year. ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ is a collection of some of Christine Tobin’s favourite Leonard Cohen’s songs. Her programme will include new takes on Cohen classics such as ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’, ‘Tower of song’ & ‘Suzanne’.
As an exceptional singer-songwriter herself, Christine Tobin specialises in idiosyncratic, highly musical poetic vignettes with a strong sense of story, so it’s no surprise she weaves such magic with the profound, sensual and mysterious songs of Leonard Cohen. In 2013 she won a ‘Herald Angel Award’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for this show, adding to a long list of accolades which includes, a 2012 British Composer Award, two nominations at the 2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards ‘Best Musician’ and ‘Best Album’, and also ‘Best Vocalist’ at the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards.
“One of the most gifted and original singer/songwriters in today’s jazz world” BBC Music Magazine
“Tobin’s new version of Leonard Cohen’s Everybody Knows is stunning. ….there is a rapport between the players that goes beyond everyday musicianship, working on subliminal and emotional levels.” The Guardian
Christine Tobin voice
Huw Warren – accordion/piano
Phil Robson – guitar
Dave Whitford – double bass
Adriano Adewale – percussion