Happy birthday, Leonard Cohen!
We are proud to announce ‘Darker – The Songs of Leonard Cohen’ by Cam Giles. This very special launch gig will be performed with a full live band at Memo Music Hall live on 3rd October, presented by Ella’s Music Club.
This album was recorded in celebration of Leonard Cohen’s 86th birthday, will be released worldwide 21st September 2020 on Ambition Records via Sony Music.
It contains 16 classic Cohen songs including some of his most celebrated compositions such as Hallelujah, Suzanne and some that veer a little off that well travelled path.
Cam Giles invites you to join him for the launch of the new album on 3 October 2020 at the Memo Hall.
Cam Giles & his Band:
• Brett Rosenberg (Musical Director): Keys Damon Grant : Saxophone and electric horns Lance Sua : Guitar Gavin Pearce : Bass. Ryan Menezes : Drums and percussion Cam Giles : Vocals
A Few Words form CAM GILES
“When approached to do a leonard Cohen show I was not familiar with his songbook other than some of his more commercial successes such as “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne”. Listening to his albums, I found many songs that I instantaneously fell in love with. It was all there, the darkness, the loneliness, the loss, the love and the humour. There is so much to draw from Leonard’s music, books, poetry and his drawings. It takes a lot of sacrifice to live a life devoted to art.
So much depth and courage.
Funny how it always seems to be that music finds you.”
The fruits of six months of working on Leonard’s songbook are reflected in the 16 tracks of this superb new album, which is essentially a love letter to the writer of the greatest songs of all time. Cohen’s line “There is a crack in everything and that’s how the light gets in” still rings true.
For interviews/song links/pics please ring me on 0400 527 365 or email Karen@karenconradpublicity.com.