The Roundhouse, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary year, launches its 2017 Music Programme with the return of In the Round, a series of intimate performances set in a rarely seen fully seated concert set up in the iconic main space.
2017’s In the Round series is a season of debuts. With most artists performing at the Roundhouse for the first time – only Martha Wainwright has headlined the venue before – and with many, including Martha, performing new material. Hailing from Nashville, music pioneers Lambchop will perform music from their acclaimed musical re-invention Flotus. From Norway Jaga Jazzist will be bringing their unique mix of electronica, rock and jazz, with material from their extensive back catalogue as well as their most recent album, Starfire. From Dublin, Lisa Hannigan will be performing from her critically acclaimed new album At Swim, arguably her most bewitching to date. Orchestra Baobab, undoubtedly one of Africa’s supergroups, bring some of the magic of Dakar to the Roundhouse with a sneak preview of their spring 2017 World Circuit album. Tamil Londoner, Susheela Raman, is known for her exciting collaborations and here she brings the Ghost Gamelan Orchestra from Indonesia to perform music from her forthcoming album, Ghost Gamelan. A very special double bill of superlative singer-songwriters Martha Wainwright and Ed Harcourt will perform solo sets before coming together for a one-off collaboration. Anarchic Brechtian street opera trio, The Tiger Lillies, will be presenting for the first time their brand new album, Cold Night in Soho, their first band release in 10 years. Finishing the series in grand style is the extraordinary Julian Cope – who has come to be defined as much by his extra-musical pursuits as his musical output.
As part of the Roundhouse’s work with young people, support acts will all be emerging artists who have progressed their careers through the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios – where the Roundhouse offers life-changing creative opportunities for thousands of young people each year. They will perform in either the main space or upstairs in Torquil’s Bar.
Roundhouse presents In the Round
26 January – 04 February 2017
Thursday 26 January Lambchop
Friday 27 January Jaga Jazzist
Saturday 28 January Lisa Hannigan
Tuesday 31st January Orchestra Baobab
Wednesday 1 February Susheela Raman and Ghost Gamelan Orchestra
Thursday 2 February Martha Wainwright + Ed Harcourt
Friday 3 February The Tiger Lillies
Saturday 4 February Julian Cope
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road,
London, NW1 8EH