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Following the government announcement on 14 June 2021 regarding the continuation of social distancing, this event will be going ahead as planned. We are pleased to be able to open our doors again and offer you performances in a safe environment. Click here to view some essential safety information about your visit.
‘An amazingly astute, moving, intelligent and connected songwriter… a voice like Kate McGarrigle meets Dory Previn. Wonderful’. Mike Harding
A night of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore launches her 10th album at Kings Place, joined by long-time collaborator Julian Littman of Steeleye Span, Gareth Huw Davies: Double Bass, Fergus Gerrand: Percussion, Violeta Vicci: Violin, Quentin Collins: Trumpet and guest vocals from Michele Stodart of The Magic Numbers.
Charlie Dore is one of the UK’s most respected songwriters. In an unusually diverse career her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards. Her 2017 album Dark Matter won both Album of the Year and Best Lyrics from the US Indie Acoustic Project while her new album Like Animals has just won her Fatea’s Female Artist of The Year award.
She has also worked as an actress in theatre, film, (in the award-winning Ploughman’s Lunch, playing opposite Jonathan Pryce) TV, radio with Eric Idle and also co-founded London Comedy Impro venue, The Hurricane Club, performing alongside many comedy icons including Bill Bailey, Jo Brand and Robin Williams.
While her own albums favour her more eclectic/roots leanings, she is one of a handful of UK writers to achieve success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have recorded her songs, including Tina Turner, George Harrison, Celine Dion and Paul Carrack, notching up along the way a UK No 1, a US No 4 and Top 10 hits in Germany, Italy and France. She has also composed for three BBC drama series and two films. Her own hit, Pilot of the Airwaves is still a worldwide radio favourite.
Please note, the original date for this event was Thursday 18 June 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this event had to be postponed. Read our full statement.