"Follow me, the wise man said, but he walked behind..."

Tributes & covers; Leonard's songs on the soundtracks and TV
alikatis
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"Follow me, the wise man said, but he walked behind..."

Postby alikatis » Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:21 am

Exploring the mystique of Leonard Cohen, ali & the thieves take you on a lilting rummage of the man inside the myth, behind the mystery, infusing his poetry and song with their intricate, and very personal, elixir.

"voice of velvet" ~ jane siberry
"...a voice that moves seamlessly ...with ease and emotional honesty" ~ lisa schouw (girl overboard)


Hey everyone,

i'm ali hughes, singer for ali & the thieves jazz/blues/soul band in sydney. the above is a little media release for a show i have written called 'Cohen Koans'. it plays for 2 nights in Septmber (Venue: NOTES, Enmore Road, Enmore // Dates: Sun 19th @ 6pm & Thurs 23rd @ 10pm) as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival: http://thesydneyfringe.com.au/shows/leonard-cohen-koans

the show was inspired by Leonard Cohen's song, 'Suzanne'. earlier this year i opened with 'Suzanne' for LC's fellow Canadian artist, Jane Siberry, in an intimate concert. the response to our treament of this gorgeous song was very generous. and the experience of working with the poetic magic of it was so positive and rewarding, that it seemed an obvious next step to create a show from Leonard Cohen's catalogue of song, poetry and prose.

i hope you might like come along to its world premier at the fringe festival - but if you can't make it, we're looking at touring and would love your input as to where to bring it. :)

thanks & love, ali http://aliandthethieves.com/
alikatis
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Re: "Follow me, the wise man said, but he walked behind..."

Postby alikatis » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:14 pm

a link to a recent interview for sydney fringe regarding my Leonard Cohen Koans show.
:) ali

http://unfringed.theaureview.com/2010/0 ... vers-band/
alikatis
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Re: "Follow me, the wise man said, but he walked behind..."

Postby alikatis » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:59 pm

4 more sleeps til opening!!

tickets available online: http://centurylive.com.au/default.aspx? ... AC717EB21A
alikatis
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Re: "Follow me, the wise man said, but he walked behind..."

Postby alikatis » Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:55 pm

well, we opened last night. great house. great reception. another show on thursday 23rd, in sydney, for anyone interested.
:)
ali x
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