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Music, Sun 24 Nov 2019

Sophie Ellis-Bextor | The Song Diaries

Sophie Ellis-Bextor | The Song Diaries

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As one of British music’s most recognised and distinctive vocalists, the only question must be why the mix of Sophie Ellis-Bextor alongside a sumptuous live orchestra hadn’t happened sooner. Now, following on from performing live with orchestra and band for the first time at London’s Royal Festival Hall last year, she will tour across the UK and Ireland in 2019.

The renowned singer will perform orchestral versions of her hits as well as songs from the great canon of disco songs on both her already announced June dates, and her run of six November dates this year. Since the release of her debut album _Read My Lips_ in 2001, which sold over 2 million copies worldwide, Ellis-Bextor has had six Top 10 singles, including _Take Me Home_, _Get Over You_, and of course _Murder on the Dancefloor_. 

For millions though, their first introduction to Sophie was with her collaboration with Spiller creating the No 1 Hit - _Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love_). The song catapulted her into the music scene and was the most played record on UK radio between 2000 and 2010.

She has incorporated several genres over the course of her career, from her debut through to 2014’s _Wanderlust_, which fused elements of folk, baroque and orchestral music. The album was certified Gold and spawned the hit single _Young Blood_, which will be performed. 

Her most recent album, 2016’s _Familia_, included disco, dance, sophisti-pop and chamber pop. What has been a constant thread though is her trademark, stunning vocal sound. 

Sophie comments, “It’s so exciting to be performing hits from my entire career with full orchestral arrangements for the first time! This is a bit of a dream come true. I’m especially delighted that I get to do some proper full-on live disco with strings.. it’s going to be really special!”

The basis for the shows will be arrangements stemming from her forthcoming Orchestral Greatest Hits album due 15th March, on which she worked with long term collaborator and album producer Ed Harcourt with orchestral arrangements by Amy Langley (Dirty Pretty Strings), and additional production from David Arnold. 

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Dates Times
Sun 24 Nov 2019 19:30 to 00:00

Prices

Tickets: £53, £38.69, £31.80, £29.15 (includes 6% booking fee)

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    Address

    Leeds Town Hall,
    The Headrow,
    Leeds,
    LS1 3AD

    Location

    Directions

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    Map reference: SE 297338  Lat: 53.80038 Long: -1.54971

    By Road: From all directions head into Leeds city centre, upon arrival at the city follow signs for the city loop road (the one way system around the city centre). The Town Hall is found at junction 3 of the loop, and parking is found in nearby streets and The Light car park.

    By Public Transport: From Leeds City Station, exit the station by the Queens hotel. Cross the road to the Park Plaza hotel and head straight up Park Row. Turn left at the crossroads at the junction with The Headrow, the Town Hall is found at the next crossroads. If travelling by bus, from Leeds Bus Station walk up New York Street to Kirkgate Market. Turn right into Vicar Lane and then at the crossroads, turn left to The Headrow. Walk for approximately five minutes and you will arrive outside the Town Hall

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality