This Flight Tonight – The Songs of Joni Mitchell
Date: Sunday 04/02/2024
Doors: 19:00, performance starts: 19:30 (all timings are subject to change)
Location: The Auditorium, The Fire Station
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult
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Acclaimed singer/songwriters Zervas & Pepper present ‘This Flight Tonight’ an intimate five-piece acoustic live tribute to the music of Joni Mitchell. Featuring songs such as ‘California’, ‘Blue’, ‘Woodstock’ ‘Both Sides Now’, ‘Coyote’, ‘Big Yellow Taxi’, ‘A Case Of You’, and many more.
Joni Mitchell is one of the most influential artists of the modern age. Rising to stardom in the late 1960’s, her music and songwriting is the jewel in the crown of the Woodstock generation. Bursting onto the scene with a sound entirely her own, Joni earned the respect of her musical peers and the love of her audiences worldwide.
Mitchell’s albums and songs are widely recognised as masterpieces and have become the soundtrack to the lives of countless fans throughout the world. To this day they continue to draw and inspire new generations of fans.
Zervas & Pepper are Welsh Singer/Songwriters Paul Zervas and Kathryn Pepper. They have been creating and performing original music for over a decade professionally. The duo and their recording/touring band enjoy cult success on the UK and European Folk/Americana scene, have released five critically-acclaimed studio albums and undertaken countless live headline and support tours. They have received strong national and international network radio support throughout their career and their original music has garnered praise and accolades from the likes of CSN&Y legend David Crosby, BBC DJ’s Mark Radcliffe, Bob Harris, Lauren Laverne and Don Letts.
‘This Flight Tonight’ is a celebration of Joni Mitchell’s music that the duo have had in the making for many years, and now we can see them finally take this show on the road for the first time.
The carefully-crafted set list will feature songs from Joni’s million-selling albums such as Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, For The Roses, Court and Spark, featuring many cuts from her 1972 landmark release Blue.
“We are musical purists. If we’re going to present Joni’s music for a live show then we are going to aim to recreate the performances almost exactly as they were intended. As songwriters and performers ourselves we know that every single note, inflection, momentary pause was placed there by the artist with intent. We hold Joni Mitchell’s music in the utmost regard and so we aim to capture its inner spirit and channel its majesty into each live performance” Kathryn Pepper
“Joni’s music has so much depth, musically, lyrically and melodically, there’s so much to get your head around when attempting to recreate this classic songbook. As a guitarist who learned to play from listening to Joni’s incredible catalogue, it’s just staggering the sheer amount of alternate tunings, variances of chord positions and nuanced harmonic voicings that have gone into all these songs. With Joni’s music her tunings and alternative melodic approaches are just as important as her lyrics, its the interplay between to two that create the full picture of Mitchell’s evocative landscape.” Paul Zervas
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