Glen Hansard in London | Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Best known for his work with The Frames, The Swell Season and in the feature film Once, for which he won an Academy Award, Rhythm and Repose was Hansard’s first album of new material since his 2009 release Strict Joy with The Swell Season.
Rhythm and Repose was a result of Hansard’s live in New York City. The album was recorded by Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Laurie Anderson) and produced by Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The National, Antony and the Johnsons). The record features the musical talents of Brad Albetta on bass, Ray Rizzo on drums, Nico Muhly and Rob Moose on strings, David Mansfield on slide guitar, Javier Mas and half of Bruce Springsteen’s current horn section. Assisting on vocals are Cristin Milioti (Once, The Musical), Sam Amidon, Marketa Irglova and Aida Shahghasemi.
In 2012 Hansard has been seen in the documentary The Swell Season which has toured the film festival circuit this year, contributed two songs to the blockbuster soundtrack, The Hunger Games, and been active in the promotion of Once, The Musical which successfully opened on Broadway last year to rave reviews, including the New York Times who explains, “what was always wonderful about ‘Once,’ its songs and its staging, has been magnified.”
Glenn Hansard released his latest album ‘Didn’t He Ramble’placing as a troubadour stretches out toward soul and blues.
“Glen Hansard is a gifted, emotive frontman who sings as if he must, with a heart on his sleeve that is constantly throbbing.” – The New York Times.
Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 19:00
Venue name: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Address: Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
Transport: Tube: Shepherd’s Bush