Tango ’til they’re sore: A night of Tom Waits songs for Oxjam

Tango ’til they’re sore: A night of Tom Waits songs for OxjamUrban & Eastern Tom Waits poster
With: Bridie Jackson / Christi Andropolis / Lady Koo and her Kooky Kitchen / George Welch / Miss Danby
Cumberland Arms
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Saturday, October 23 at 7:30pm

What could be better than a night of songs by Tom Waits to raise money for Oxjam?

Long the champion of the underdog, Waits has given voice to the street people, the little man, the ordinary Joe. Tonight his music will celebrate the giving spirit of Newcastle, as six of the City’s finest musical acts give their own take on a songbook unequalled in variety, wonder and mystery.

In 2010 Bridie became a fully fledged bandleader and arranger, and is now forging a reputation as a musician. The acoustic guitar still emerges from time to time, but her musical background is now more likely to be bassoon, harp and violin. Her recent musical experiments have extended to hip-hop, arranging songs like Let’s Get it On in Public (Kelis) and Survivor (Justin Timberlake) for a five piece choir, and Destiny’s Child’s Survivor for voice and cello. Tonight she tackles the Bard of the Bowery.

Hailing from New York State, Christi Andropolis is a singer and fiddler whose musical inspirations range from the Southern States of the US to the UK, exploring connections between traditional music on both sides of the Atlantic. From delta blues to Appalachian tunes, she combines the influence of her American roots with a flair for Scottish and Eng…lish fiddle, establishing a new voice for transatlantic folk music. Having already toured extensively in her native U.S., Christi is fast becoming acclaimed on the UK folk scene with expressive vocals, dynamic fiddling and on-stage charisma.

LADY KOO and HER KOOKY KITCHENA combination of style, substance, tweed, banjolele and tea-drinking madness, Lady K and her Kooky Kitchen are a three-piece renowned for taking exuberant delight in salacious songwriting with all the joy and humour of old-time music, playing 1920s and 30s style Tin Pan Alley and ragtime in the spirit of Mae West, Ruth Etting and Fanny Brice.


Tango til they’re sore!

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