Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Glen Hansard in Dolan's Tonight

Slightly off-topic, but Glen Hansard (lead singer, the Frames) plays a solo gig in Dolan's Warehouse tonight. According to the blurb:

"He enthralls audiences with a strong, assertive voice that mixes emotional honesty, humility, and beauty. Whether he's playing to the accompaniment of a full band (including violin) or solo, his voice and words reach out to the listener, drawing them in as the outside world slowly fades away. "The beauty is in the projection," he says. And Hansard's one of the best projectionists around.

Namechecking Van Morrison, The Pixies, Will Oldham, and Slint as just a few of his numerous influences, Glen has a few well-known fans himself. Bob Dylan asked Glen to open six London shows after seeing a rehearsal in 1996.

Nick Cave and Will Oldham invited him onstage at the Liss Ard Festival last year. A personal highlight includes travelling with and being a friend to the late Jeff Buckley. "At its best, the song is an invocation," reflects Hansard. Please give yourself the opportunity to be drawn into Glen Hansard's music

Tickets are 20 quid and available from the Scholar's.

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