Saturday 5 October 2019 8pm Music Room
Keith James presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens.
Keith James is a well respected and inventive guitarist singer/songwriter who specialises in performing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts. He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his well crafted and memorable songs.
Cat Stevens' Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone's turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts and bars even to this day. Songs such as 'Wild World', 'Father and Son', 'Moonshadow' and 'Where do the Children Play' have been covered by hundreds of artists worldwide.
There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for their uplifting sense of truth, promise and human fragility.
Yusuf campaigns on many educational and humanitarian issues. He was awarded the 'Man of Peace' award by the Nobel Peace Laureates, and received the 'Lifetime Achievement' award from BBC Radio 2 and the Ivor Novello award for 'Outstanding Song Collection'. In 2014, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Proceeds from this concert will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children’s appeal.
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