BECK AT THE BARBICANJune 21, 2013
Beck is back. You heard it here…err…first? Probably not- his upcoming performance at London’s Barbican has officially sold out!
A star-studded line-up of guests join Beck to perform his sheet music project, Song Reader, a 20 strong collection of songs never previously performed or recorded. With the show kicking off on the 4th July and not a ticket tout in sight (good riddance) you’ll be more than happy to hear we have 2 tickets to giveaway! Yeah, we know, we’re cool like that.
Here’s how you could get your hands on the tickets, as well as 2 copies of Song Reader, courtesy of independent London publishers Faber and Faber.
Head over to our competition page HERE.
Sign up with code UOSONG
Check the T&C’s
And hope for good luck!
(comp ends Thursday 27th June)
This show is unique in many ways. Not only have the songs never been heard live (the intention of Song Reader was entirely focused on sheet music, prompting the listener to become a performer in a new-age music ideal), Beck also joins forces with a fearsome line up of artists to help perform these exclusive tracks.
Here’s what’s happening…
The line-up includes: Beck himself; Pulp front man and solo artist Jarvis Cocker; Glasgow’s finest – can we say arty and angular Franz Ferdinand; singer-songwriter Beth Orton; French icon Charlotte Gainsbourg; Joan Wasser aka Joan As Police Woman; Villagers front man Conor J O’Brien; acoustic indie trio The Staves; indie mavericks The Guillemots; soul stylist Michael Kiwanuka and singer-songwriters James Yorkston and The Pictish Trail, with more guests to be announced. At the heart of the evening will be a specially assembled house band, featuring Seb Rochford (drums), Tom Herbert (bass), Dave Okumu (guitar), with music direction by Ed Harcourt and David Coulter.
What the actual Beck! And it doesn’t end there. In the lead up to, and at the event, the Barbican and Faber Social will celebrate Becks’ Song Reader, with an exhibition of the artwork and a presentation of a selection of some of the very best amateur interpretations of the songs.
Don’t miss out now. We all know such events do not occur regulary.