Ella's Music Club & Cam Giles Production
The Songs of Leonard Cohen
CAM GILES DARKER
SATURDAY 20 MARCH
DOORS 7:30pm | SHOW 8:40pm
MEMO MUSIC HALL
88 ACLAND ST, ST KILDA
Cam Giles - Vocals
Brett Rosenberg (MD) - Keys
Lance Sua - Guitar
Ryan Menezes - Drums/Percussion
Damon Grant - Sax/Electric Horns
Gavin Pearce - Bass
The New album, Cam Giles -Darker – Songs of Leonard Cohen recorded in celebration of Leonard Cohen’s 86th birthday, will be released worldwide 21st September 2020 on Ambition Records via Sony Music and launched live Saturday 20 March 2021 at Memo Music Hall.
This new album contains 16 classic Cohen songs including some of his most celebrated compositions such as Hallelujah, Suzanne and some that veer a little off that well trodden path.
Words form CAM GILES
"When approached to do a leonard Cohen show I was not familiar with his songbook other than some of his more commercial successes such as “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne”.
Listening to his albums, I found many songs that I instantaneously fell in love with. It was all there, the darkness, the loneliness, the loss, the love and the humour. There is so much to draw from Leonard’s music, books, poetry and his drawings. It takes a lot of sacrifice to live a life devoted to art. So much depth and courage.
Funny how it always seems to be that music finds you.
The fruits of six months of working on Leonard’s songbook are reflected in the 16 tracks of this superb new album, which is essentially a love letter to the writer of the greatest songs of all time. Cohen's line “There is a crack in everything and that’s how the light gets in”"