Friday 21st June 2013
With: Holly Williams
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £18 / £20
After his sold out show at Komedia in 2011, Melting Vinyl are thrilled to welcome back one of musics true greats Ron Sexsmith at the beautiful St George’s Church in June!
In the late summer of 2011, Ron bumped into Mitchell Froom in Los Angeles and gave him a CD of demos he’d been working on over the previous few months. His 2011 album Long Player Late Bloomer had been a liberating pop-rock breakthrough for Ron, but when Froom — producer of Ron’s first three albums and of 2006’s Time Being — began talking of string and woodwind arrangements, the singer was instantly intrigued.
After the sugar high that was Long Player Late Bloomer, his new album Forever Endeavour is all about slow-energy release, a collection that sits more seamlessly next to earlier Froom productions like Other Songs (1997) and Whereabouts (1999). Melancholy without being maudlin, spare without being simplistic, Ron’s songs are invariably underpinned by an acceptance of life as it actually is.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Ray Davies, Harry Nilsson, Bing Crosby and Bill Withers, Ron has forged an international reputation over the past two decades second to none, picking up a plethora of awards in the process.
This universally acclaimed Canadian troubadour’s live performances are renowned for being intimate heartwarming affairs, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to experience one of musics true greats up close and personal.