Wed 26 Jan 2011 | 7pm | £15 + bf
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson returns to Celtic Connections for an exclusive pre-launch of his hotly-anticipated fifth album Bella, out on 1st February 2011. Combining gimlet-eyed lyrics, taut rock’n’roll stylings and touches of reluctant romanticism, Thompson is also a superb live performer.
Switching between tender love songs and bitingly articulate pop anthems, swathed in live-looped layers of guitar, piano and bass, David Ford is finally translating critical raves into popular recognition with his third solo album Let the Hard Times Roll. Three-time Grammy winner Ashley Cleveland, whose repertoire spans the gospel/spiritual spectrum, is a singer of extraordinary fire, grit and passion.
Visit the Celtic Connections 2011 website for the full programme.
14+ (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+)
Entrance: Argyle Street
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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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