The Scott Walker Songbook
Sunday 14th July 2019
Tickets: £15.00 All Seats
Hampstead Jazz Club is proud to present a unique celebration of the life and music of Scott Walker, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Hosted by singer, Andy Davies and pianist, Kirsty Newton, it’s sure to be an unforgettable, emotional evening for all of his devoted fans.
Scott Walker will forever be remembered as the shy, enigmatic singer with the rich, heartbreakingly beautiful baritone voice. He had an incalculable influence on popular music, commanding the respect of a vast array of artists including David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and Radiohead.
He continued to break musical boundaries throughout a fascinating career that went from timeless Walker Brothers singles like The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore), Make It Easy On Yourself and No Regrets all the way through to lesser-known numbers from his late-60s solo albums and beyond.
“I’ll starve to get something across, I mean that. If it doesn’t work I’ll give it all up” Scott Walker 1966
Scott Walker is one of popular music’s most fascinating and elusive artists. A singer whose journey has taken him from being a 60s pop idol to one of the world’s most celebrated avant-garde composers.
Singer/comedian Andy Davies has been obsessed with him for years and wants to share this devotion with you. He has made it his calling to share the songs and story of the man they call ‘The Godlike Genius’ through the creation of a brand new show – The Scott Walker Songbook – a wonderful collection of songs performed with just voice and piano.
It’s the story of one of the greatest singers in popular music. A young man who came to England from the USA, became one of the biggest pop stars of the 60s with The Walker Brothers before walking away from it all to follow his own, unique path. It’s a story of adoration and self-loathing, beautiful ballads and unlistenable albums, success, failure and the redemption of madness.
Backed on piano by the fabulous Kirsty Newton (musician, songwriter & arranger), Andy Davies tells the story and sings the soundtrack. Featuring classic hits from The Walker Brothers and songs from Scott’s unique solo career, The Scott Walker Songbook is an intimate, touching and funny evening for both Scott Walker fans and newcomers alike. The show doesn’t just stick to the 60s classics but also features songs from Walker’s later works; music that has rarely, if ever, been performed live before. Featuring The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore, Plastic Palace People, Montague Terrace (In Blue), The Electrician and Farmer in the City.
“He reminds you of the darkness behind the romanticism” Sting
“Scott’s been my idol since I was a kid” David Bowie
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered. Please note where tables are available they seat 4 people and are allocated on a first come first serve basis and are shared.
Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here
Doors: 6:30 pm | Show: 7:00 pm