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Fri, 02 Aug


Hewson Books Brentford

The Bookshop Band in Concert

Hear The Bookshop Band Live with Dark New Album Produced by Pete Townshend

The Bookshop Band in Concert
The Bookshop Band in Concert

Time & Location

02 Aug 2024, 18:00 – 20:00

Hewson Books Brentford, 6 Bradshaw Yard, Brentford TW8 8GB, UK

About the Event

Join us for an intimate and magical concert with The Bookshop Band, celebrating the release of their 14th studio album, Emerge, Return, produced by legendary musician Pete Townshend.

The band formed out of a collaboration between award-winning songwriters and their local bookshop, writing songs inspired by the books of visiting authors. On first hearing their music after the band’s first US tour, Pete Townshend wrote, “I am enchanted, such variation and delicacy… such latent power. It reminded me of my days listening to Sandy Denny and Fairport [Convention] and The Incredible String Band… - a great discovery and inspiration” and offered to produce their next album.

Between them Beth Porter and Ben Please bring the books to the stage along with a multitude of instruments, to create a cinematic sound that draws the audience in, at once touching and mesmerizing, heart wrenching and funny. No previous knowledge of the books is required as the band guide the audience through the stories behind each song’s inspiration. The concert will feature songs from the album, inspired by authors including Margaret Atwood, Philip Pullman and Robert Macfarlane amoung others, and you’ll leave enchanted with new melodies and stories, plus a few new book recomendations of your own.


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