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Sunday, July 07, 2019

Preview: Madeleine Peyroux @ Sage Gateshead - July 8

(Preview by Lance/Photo courtesy of Raphaël Perez © 2019 *).
Madeleine Peyroux is one of those singers that every aspiring vocalist should see at least once in their lifetime - once a day would be even better! Monday night at Sage Gateshead will be my third time and if this one's as good as the other two then I'm in for a grand evening.

These days, Peyroux is more of a cross-genre performer rather than an out and out jazzer but the jazz is never far away, mingling seamlessly with the folk, blues and country elements that define where she is today - or is she? On past performances, don't be surprised if the enigmatic singer has added a new string to her guitar. 
The venue's website more or less sums it up: "Madeleine Peyroux’s extraordinary journey is one of the music industry’s most compelling. Eight albums and 22 years since her debut release Dreamland, Peyroux continues to challenge the confines of jazz, venturing into the fertile fields of contemporary music with unfading curiosity."

I think we will witness all of that on Monday night!
Lance
*The excellent photo of Madeleine Peyroux was taken by Parisian photographer Raphaël Perez at a concert entitled Blues Sur Seine 2018. For more photos from that gig follow this link.

Madeleine Peyroux - Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661.7:30pm. £34.90. & £29.40.

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