For a special one-off show on 8th December at Barbican Hall, the folk-inflected band The Leisure Society are to collaborate with the maverick, 30-strong Heritage Orchestra and their conductor Jules Buckley to perform songs from Into The Murky Water and from their acclaimed debut The Sleeper in all their richly-textured glory.
The Leisure Society’s second, triumphant album Into The Murky Water was released in Summer 2011. It is fuelled by a pointed, bittersweet kind of melancholy, the sort of feeling understood only by people who, after years of standing on the sidelines, have started to see their dreams come true – people like Nick Hemming and Christian Hardy, the creative duo at the heart of the band.
The songwriting brought their debut two Ivor Novello nominations. This time, The Leisure Society is accompanied by widescreen instrumental arrangements.
The Leisure Society meet the Heritage Orchestra + Loney Dear
Performing songs from Into The Murky Water and The Sleeper with full orchestral accompaniment
8 December 2011 / 20:00
Tickets: £15 – 20
Tickets for the event can be purchased here
For your chance to win a pair of tickets simply email us at:
alex [at] folkradio.co.uk
and include ‘The Leisure Society Giveaway’ in your subject title and along with your name and contact number in the body of the message. Closing date is this Friday 2nd December. Tickets will be held along with the winners details for collection on the night of the event at The Barbican Box Office.
You can also find out what else is going on at The Barbican by listening to their latest Podcast which includes an interview with The Leisure Society as well as Josh T Pearson.