Fri, 12 Apr|
Backstage Theatre, Longford
Longford , Backstage Theatre
Christine Tobin & Phil Robson. Duo plays their award winning arrangements of Leonard Cohen plus much more!
Time & Location
12 Apr 2024, 20:00
Backstage Theatre, Longford, Farneyhoogan, Farranyoogan, Longford, Ireland
About the event
Full info and tickets from https://backstage.ie/events/a-thousand-kisses-deep/
Having been an integral part of both the New York City and London scenes for many years, singer songwriter Christine Tobin and partner guitarist Phil Robson are now based in Northwest Roscommon. Her unique, rich sound was described by The Guardian as ‘Tobin’s 24 carat voice’.
A Thousand Kisses Deep is a beautiful re-working of ten Leonard Cohen songs alongside originals. In her own songs, Tobin draws together the earthiness of folk with a sophisticated, romantic sensibility and a jazz singer’s precision. The combination has made her one of the most highly-regarded vocalists on the international scene. She can be junkyard blues philosopher, snappy beat seductress, a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies, or reflective Americana.
The songs she’s chosen are from Cohen’s early 1960s albums through to his 2001 release ‘Ten New Songs’. ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’ won a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe and their album of the same name received rave reviews. She won a ‘British Composer Award’ for her settings of WB Yeats poems, ‘Sailing ‘To Byzantium in 2012 and earlier in her career ‘Best Vocalist’ at the BBC Jazz Awards. Phil Robson is a renowned UK jazz guitarist and has worked with a diverse array of artists including Barbra Streisand, Jean Toussaint, Maceo Parker & Kurt Elling.