We asked Peter Gregson to give us the low down on his new event series alt_classical at the Hospital Club:
For the second installment of alt_classical (my year long concert series at the Hospital Club), I’m joining forces with fellow Scot, Daisy Chute. Amazingly, we’ve actually known each other for a good few years and, fascinatingly, have 85 mutual friends on Facebook.Anyway, I first heard of Daisy as the best jazz vocalist anyone knew, then as one of the singers in the instantly huge All Angels. And now, on May 19th, we’ll hear her flex her vocals over an incredible range of music; from the haunting music of Arvo Pärt to the intimate folk music of South America to songs by Nick Drake.alt_classical #2 promises to be wonderfully varied! To get into the mood, try this Spotify playlist… alt_classicalI’m really excited about this concert; it’s a bit of a departure for me (I’ve definitely got the easiest work load in this concert…!) but performing with Daisy, a guitarist and a percussionist should be terrific.We’ve got a big audience coming, and we’ll be post the recording here once it’s done!
And here is what Daisy Chute has to say:
‘I’ve known about Peter from the Edinburgh and London scenes for a little while now, and so it’s great to finally be able to work with him. We have a great programme planned with one piece in particular that brings together our Scottish roots and our love of one composer – Arvo Pärt’s setting of the Robert Burns poem, My Heart’s in the Highlands, is a beautiful and rarely performed piece. The main flavour of the evening is a far cry from Scotland or Eastern Europe though, featuring sexy sambas and sassy songs from South America and Spain, it promises to be an evening to get you into the swing of summer.’
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