‘New Songs For Old Souls’
Released – April 27th
Debut West End stage role
in Kevin Spacey’s ‘High Society’
Live show: London Old Vic – June 14th
- ‘A jazz pianist and songwriter of considerable talent.’ The Guardian
- ‘Songs at the piano don’t get much sharper than this.’ The Observer
- ‘Pitched somewhere between Jamie Cullum and Michael Bublé, Joe (writes] songs that sound like you’ve known them for years.’ Daily Express
- “A truly remarkable singer songwriter, not to mention outstanding piano player… I thank you for creating that most exciting of moments when, as a lover of good music, you know you have seen and heard something remarkable.” Sir Michael Parkinson
Joe Stilgoe, is the renaissance man of modern jazz. He is a pianist, a jazz musician and a singer/songwriter. Joe has a new album, ‘New Songs For Old Souls’ – which is to be released April 27th on Linn Records. Joe will be performing at the London Old Vic on June 14th . He will playing the whole of the new album – plus his inimitable takes on jazz standards and classics from the 50s to the present day.
The album consists of 12 songs with ten originals by Joe, including three thrilling big band numbers: ‘Nobody Cares Like Me’, ‘Pocket Song’ and a new version of ‘Gold On Silver’, previously heard on his last album ‘Songs On Film Live’. Joe also duets with Liane Carroll on a wistful cover of Brian Wilson’s ‘I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times’, one of the album’s two non-original songs.
Of ‘New Songs for Old Souls’, he says: “It’s modern nostalgia, it’s me looking back to all the great music that has influenced and inspired me – from the 40s, the 50s, the 60s – but then fitting that influence into the modern day to make a modern sound. There is a hint of retro here, definitely, but what I’m trying to make is new music for a new audience.”
The album release coincides with his first major West End stage role, in Kevin Spacey’s ‘High Society’ at the Old Vic Theatre – from April 30th – August 22nd. Directed by Olivier Award-winning Maria Friedman, Joe will be performing in a role that has been specially created for him.
“It’s a dream job in many ways, I suppose, and I’ll be playing to my perfect audience: people who like a bit of nostalgia, a little swing, and a lot of authenticity.”
Further information from:
Joanna Burns PR
Tel: 020 8 446 0030