• Perri and Neil Quartet - The Blue Project

  • The Capstone Theatre - 26 September 2014
Perri and Neil Quartet
  • Prices

  • £10.00 / Concession: £8.00 (incl. booking fee) plus £2.25 handling fee per order.
  • Perri Alleyne-Hughes - vocals
  • Neil Campbell - classical guitar
  • Roger Gardiner - bass
  • Viktor Nordberg - drums and percussion

From its opening line 'I am on a lonely road and I am travelling' to the introspection of the 'Dark cafe days' of its closing moments, Joni Mitchell's 1971 classic album Blue almost single-handedly defined the confessional singer-songwriter aesthetic.

Led by the mellifluous vocals of Perri Alleyne-Hughes (Sense of Sound) and the sensitive genius of classical guitarist Neil Campbell (Ghost Stories, Bulbs, Guitars and Other Machines), The Blue Project presents a performance of the complete Blue album in sequence, with a new interpretation that draws on jazz and classical styles.

Norwegian drummer-percussionist Viktor Nordberg, a highly sought after session player, provides a delicious rhythmic backdrop throughout. He is very ably aided and abetted by the juicy bass work of Roger Gardiner (Dead Poppies).

Alongside 'classic Joni', the Quartet will perform a second set which will focus on their own highly personal songs and compositions, many of which will be performed for the first time at this concert.