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Backstage Theatre, Longford

Longford , Backstage Theatre

Christine Tobin & Phil Robson. Duo plays their award winning arrangements of Leonard Cohen plus much more!

Longford , Backstage Theatre
Longford , Backstage Theatre

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.

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