Globetrotting troubadour, musicologist, co-founder of The Hottentots with Parissa Bouas and author of the epic tale of high adventure and musical ecstasy Tarab: Travels with My Guitar, Carl Cleves will launch Before Twilight turns to Night, his first album in 4 years, with a stellar band of musicians at the Byron Theatre on Thursday 9th August.
While past albums have ventured into African, Latin, folk and jazz styles, this time around the songs shimmer with the zing of strings and Carl’s new love for the mouth organ adding a distinct flavour of country and alternative folk. As with much of Carl’s work there are moving melodies, thrilling musicianship, plenty of passion, poetry and constant surprise.
Carl’s 12 albums have accrued countless awards including Best Song MUSICOZ, Album of the Year NCEIA, Best Song and Best Lyrics ASA, in a dazzling array of styles, reflecting years of treading the boards on stages around the world. His previous release, Halos round the Moon, recorded with Parissa Bouas and produced by famous tone meister, Gunter Pauler, was released on renowned German audiophile label, Stockfisch Records, to widespread international acclaim.
The night will feature: Thierry Fossemalle, double bass; Dave Sanders, drums; Andrew Clermont, violin & mandolin; Thomas Veitch, cello; Parissa Bouas, vocals & percussion; special guests.
“Amazing songs” Bruce Elder (SMH)
Visit Carl Cleves’ Website: www.carlcleves.com
Carl performs All the tired men from Before Twilight turns to Night
5.30pm – Internet sales close
6.30pm – Venue Doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
7.10pm – Theatre doors open
7.30pm – Carl Cleves: Before Twilight turns to Night
10.00pm – Event concludes (Including Interval)