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Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

Liam Noble and Geoff Simkins

Thu 30th May | 8:00pm
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Liam Noble: Piano; Geoff Simkins: Alto Saxophone

Great to welcome this wonderful duo to Leicester, following the release of their live album "Lucky Teeth".

"Taking their name, and not much else, from a late Victorian circus act involving the catching of turnips on a fork wedged between his front facing incisors, Noble and Simkins wind and swoop their way around melodies from classic standards to 80s pop. There’s a sense of danger and daring throughout, capturing, they’d like to think, some of the sheer terror and beauty of root vegetables in flight. Standards like “Stella By Starlight” and “When You’re Smiling” contrast with Duran Duran’s melodramatic “Save A Prayer” and the traditional folk song “Black Waterside”, provoking interaction both rumbustious and delicate, and perhaps a rethinking of what it means to be staring a speeding turnip in the face."

 

“A philosopher’s stone of a listen with excellently authentic Vortex club sound captured when all the pieces of the puzzle seem to have slotted into place…sheer alchemy is only ever a stone’s throw away.”
Stephen Graham, marlbank.net

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Full-price £14

Students £5

 

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Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA
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Introducing Leicester Jazz House

Leicester Jazz House CIC is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation bringing contemporary jazz of the highest quality to Leicestershire audiences through the programme of events mainly at the Musician Venue, Attenborough Arts Centre and Y Theatre; and also promoting jazz in other ways, including through education.

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