Ring the Bells: world music stars to rock in Leonard Cohen tribute

October 22, 2018 by Geoff Sirmai
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After a massive, critically acclaimed and sold-out show at Sydney’s City Recital Hall last year, Monsieur Camembert returns with its all-star, blockbuster show celebrating the life, music and poetry of iconic Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen.

M. Camembert

Drawing on material that spans 35 years, Monsieur Camembert’s entirely original interpretations traverse styles rarely (if ever) associated with Cohen, including swing, jazz, tango, Latin, klezmer and more. Linking the songs with Cohen’s remarkable poetry and prose, the show also features audio fragments of Cohen himself.

For 20 years, Sydney’s own three-time ARIA-award-winning band Monsieur Camembert has been performing and touring its joyful, wild and wonderful repertoire, playing capacity concert halls nationally and internationally, including headlining the International Leonard Cohen Festival in Canada.

Leonard Cohen

For this unmissable City Recital Hall event, the 13-piece line-up features Monsieur Camembert(Yaron Hallis on vocals, guitar; Eddie Bronson on saxes, clarinet, flute, accordion; Mark Harris, double bass; Jim Pennell, lead guitar; Daniel Pliner, piano; and Jess Ciampa, drums, percussion) and will feature special guest singers Abby Dobson, Diana Rouvas, Gregg Arthur, & Susie Bishop, together with 3 virtuoso guest instrumentalists: Mexican harp player Victor Valdes, Ukrainian cellist Anatoli Torjinski & Egyptian Oudwizard Joseph Tawadros.

Monsieur Camembert’s Leonard Cohen Show | City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place Sydney

Saturday, 27 October, 8pm | Tickets: $69-79 | Bookings: www.cityrecitalhall.com

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