Monday 7th January - Wednesday 9th January
Sarah Jane will be accompanied on stage by the talented Tony Remy, Tim Cansfield, Henry Thomas and Martyn Barker, with special guest Dominic Miller on all shows. Jason Rebello will be special guest on 2nd January
Sarah Jane is one of Britain’s most influential jazz and R&B singers, who topped the UK pop charts in 1986 (with The Communards’ disco version of ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’). Morris’s magnificent soul voice and emotional power has garnered praise and admiration worldwide for over 30 years. Inspired by the unwavering belief in the power of song to change hearts and minds, Sarah Jane has always followed her own star. As Clive Davis said in The Times when reviewing her Ronnie’s show in January last year “On Sarah Jane Morris’s opening night it was a struggle just to find a spare stool at the bar…an excellent singer.”Sarah Jane will be accompanied on stage by the talented Tony Remy, Tim Cansfield, Henry Thomas and Martyn Barker, with special guest Dominic Miller on all shows. Jason Rebello will be special guest on 2nd January
She will be performing songs from “Sweet Little Mystery – The Songs of John Martyn” and her classic hits. John Martyn produced a canon of music that is both breathtakingly bold and achingly tender in its complex, atmospheric beauty. Martyn’s music influenced a generation of his peers, friends and fans alike. He has picked up endless acclaim worldwide from those fortunate enough to be seduced by his unique voice and instrumental mastery; and his music will live forever in the annals of popular music history. Sarah Jane Morris, through her own brilliant interpretive vocal talents, has picked up this torch to shine a light on this great musical maverick, illuminating his life's work, in her inspirational new show.
Her international success includes hits in Japan, Germany, Greece (two number 1 records), and Italy, where she was been awarded the key to the city of Verona, honoured with a European Grammy and won the international San Remo song festival.
Some hear Sarah Vaughan or Billie Holliday in her voice, others cite Macy Gray and Erykah Badu, although Morris herself likes to say: "Nina Simone meets Janis Joplin." Yet always her own woman, Sarah Jane Morris is a truly independent spirit with a stunningly expressive voice who's still making exciting music.