Roman Candle is delighted to welcome Michael Chapman (True North - Album Launch Tour) featuring Bridget St. John, BJ Cole and Sarah Smout to St Mary's Creative Space. Special guest to be announced.
Thursday 4th April, 7.30PM. Tickets £14 advance from Grey n Pink Records or SEE Tickets.
Michael Chapman - True North - Album Launch Tour
Michael Chapman - Guitar
BJ Cole - Pedal Steel Guitar
Sarah Smout - Cello
Bridget St. John - Vocal
The way Michael Chapman sees it "the songs are the songs," and those on his new album True North, fit a kind of mould that's comfortable --and even a bit surprising --for the venerable British singer, songwriter and guitarist.
"I got lucky this time," the 78-year-old Chapman says. "Sometimes I write songs that can only be done with a band. Sometimes I write songs so loose they could only be done solo. I got lucky because most of the songs on this album I could do either way."
And Chapman is so happy with the results --produced by Steve Gunn, who worked with him on last year's acclaimed 50, and recorded in rural Wales with a band that includes a cellist and pedal steel player --that for the first time ever he'll be playing an album in its entirety on tour next spring.