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Martha Wainwright & Ed Harcourt

Roundhouse presents In the Round

Thursday 2 February

Martha Wainwright + Ed Harcourt + support

Tickets £15 – £25 / Doors 7pm

A beguiling double-bill featuring two extraordinarily gifted singer-songwriters, Martha Wainwright and Ed Harcourt. Each will perform a solo-set – before coming together for a one-off collaboration.

With a wonderfully distinctive voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a profoundly gifted singer-songwriter who first grabbed our attention with the blistering Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole, named by the Sunday Times as one of their ‘songs of the year’ in 2005, a prelude to her breakthrough hit album Martha Wainwright. Further albums highlighted her growing maturity as a song-writer and storyteller of the highest calibre and in 2010 she toured the world promoting her third album, Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, à Paris, a homage to the great Edith Piaf and was received with glowing reviews, leaving audiences captivated by her performance. For tonight’s show she’ll perform material from her Nov 2016 release, Goodnight City, hailed as her best record yet. This album returns to the rawness of her first release and includes songs by Martha, as well as songs written by her friends and other great songwriters such as Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, her brother Rufus Wainwright, Michael Ondaatje, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs.

Ed Harcourt is a genuine English treasure, with a trove of songs inspired by Carole King, David Bowie, Nina Simone, and Tom Waits, amongst others. Nominated for the 2001 MercuryPrize for his powerful debut album, Here Be Monsters, he has gone on to release seven highly acclaimed albums. He has also found time to collaborate with the likes of Paloma Faith, Beck, Burberry, the Libertines, and Marianne Faithfull, with whom he played at last year’s inaugural In the Round season.  For this show he appears playing a special stripped-back set of songs from his critically celebrated August 2016 release, Furnaces, hailed as his most ambitious and abrasive yet and produced by legendary producer Flood (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey).

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
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Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road,

London, NW1 8EH

 

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