The Divine Comedy
Friday 21st October 2016
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £27 + booking fee / £31 on the door
Folkestone Quarterhouse Presents…
The Divine Comedy, the alias and vehicle for British pop singer-songwriter idol Neil Hannon – creator of pop creations majestic, orchestral, ironic, and strikingly poignant – brings his brilliant music to Folkestone.
The Divine Comedy – who have had 9 top 40 hits – is the alias for Neil Hannon, a British pop singer/songwriter akin to a ‘chamber pop’ fusion of Scott Walker, Morrissey, and Electric Light Orchestra. During the early ’90s, he built up a strong cult following with a pair of idiosyncratic, critically acclaimed records before his third album, Casanova, became a mainstream success in the wake of Brit-pop and Pulp’s popularity. “Becoming More Like Alfie” and “Something for the Weekend,” both pulled from Casanova, became hits after receiving significant airplay from Radio 1. In 2010, The Divine Comedy released their tenth album charting in the top 20: ‘Bang Goes the Knighthood’
Hannon has had many successful side projects , providing music for the popular series of Father Ted and The IT crowd, contributing vocals to Tom Jones’ cover of Portishead’s track: ‘ Reload’ as well as Ute Lemper’s album Punishing Kiss.
He has more recently been working on the soundtrack with Stuart Murdoch from Belle and and Sebastian on his film God Will help the Girl.
“A triumphant comeback” – **** The Guardian (2010 album)
“It’s remarkable not just how well Hannon manages to sketch entire lives in just a few lines – or sometimes just a single phrase” – The Independent
Watch the video for ‘Something For The Weekend’ below: