Hazel O’Connor and The Bluja Project
Monday 17th October
Support from Tensheds
“They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.” Daily Telegraph
Striding into the spotlight with cult movie Breaking Glass, award-winning singer-songwriter, Hazel O’Connor immediately became an iconic figure .
Here live and onstage, her unforgettable songs from the film including Eighth Day, Will You , Big Brother, and If Only seem even more relevant in our present times. Expect a sumptuous evening of some of the greatest songs from the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire – a soulful introspective dip into Hazel’s stunning portfolio the old, the new and everything in between .
Hazel is no stranger to the live scene, continually performing, writing and delighting audiences the world over. From her early tours in the 80’s to her critically acclaimed partnership with harpist Cormac De Barra; her autobiographical theatre show Beyond Breaking Glass and her recent successful 30th Anniversary Breaking Glass Live tour .
Accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist CLARE HIRST (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) and the stunning SARAH FISHER (Eurythmics, Sax in the City) on keyboards , this powerful blend of voices and musicanship brings a sweet touch of class and energy to their vibrant performance.
Having completed a series of debut sell-out shows in France and the UK, they’re back and firing on all cylinders, with a much anticipated new album Bluja – you’re in for a treat !
“.The expressive power of her singing, songwriting craft and warm strong personality” The Times”
“The year was 1980. The UK slid into recession and inflation stood at 18 per cent. Amid the doom and gloom – a film that captured the era precisely and made an unknown singer-songwriter from Coventry into a star. ” Andy Bevan (ITV)
With support from Tensheds – PRS Unsigned Award Winner.
stylish and authentic music with just an acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica and voice that dons its cap top Bob Dylan, David Gray, Leonard Cohen and Woody Guthrie! He has performed all over the UK and Europe from Cannes Festival to The Vladimir Palace in St.Petersburg