Dates for Paloma Faith with The Guy Barker Orchestra – Symphonic Grace Tour 2013

The Symphonic Grace tour will see Paloma Faith team up with 42-piece Guy Barker Orchestra to present full-blown orchestral arrangements of her own material mixed with classic jazz ballads, backing singers and fabulous costumes – expect Paloma Faith at her most epic.

Tue 22 Oct 13  Bristol Colston Hall  0844 887 1500  

Wed 23 Oct 13   Coventry  Warwick Arts Centre  024 76524524

Thu 24 Oct 13   London  Barbican  020 7638 8891

Sat 26 Oct 13   Nottingham  Royal Concert Hall  0115 989 5555

Sun 27 Oct 13   Liverpool Philharmonic  0151 709 3789

Mon 28 Oct 13   Manchester  Bridgewater Hall   0844 907 9000

Tue 29 Oct 13   Edinburgh  Usher Hall   0131 228 1155

Wed 30 Oct 13   Gateshead  The Sage Gateshead  0191 443 4661

Guy and Paloma will reprise some of the material they have covered in the past, but will also include new orchestral arrangements of Paloma’s latest album, the Brit-nominated album, Fall to Grace, including the hits Picking Up The Pieces and 30 Minute Love Affair, as well as a few other surprises on the way.

Having worked with Paloma Faith on Jazz Voice and at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, led composer Guy into discussions about touring with her and Music Beyond Mainstream became the natural partner for the project.

With the orchestra and her backing singers there will be a total of 46 people on stage.

The Symphonic Grace is yet another bold step in Paloma’s adventurous career.

Paloma is proving to be one of the most innovative and creative female singers of her generation; never afraid to take risks or push boundaries. A captivating chanteuse, a rabble-rousing entertainer and theatrical fashion chameleon, her debut album, ‘Do You Want the Truth, or Something Beautiful?’ remains a glossy collection of retro-referencing soul and sassy pop.

Paloma Faith Fall to Grace Symphonic Tour Dates London UKFrom the off Paloma has always been meticulous in mapping the visual imagery to accompany her music, be they videos, photographs or set design. Ever the film fan, Faith looks on this second record as the union of her first two loves: film and music. It’s the soundtrack to her life. “I wanted it to be an homage to film, for everything to look and feel and sound like it was part of a movie.”

“A lot of people write songs because they want to record them in a studio, they want put their feelings out there,” she says. “I don’t write songs for that reason: I write songs so I can perform them.”

The British trumpet maestro, arranger and composer Guy Barker was born in Chiswick, London, the son of an actress and a stuntman. His music is notable for its grace and invention and his original compositions confirm that he’s a witty composer as well as a polished musical mind. As a sideman he has played with many major musicians, including Georgie Fame, Mike Westbrook, Frank Sinatra, Chris Hunter, Mike Oldfield, and Cleo Laine.

For the past five years he has opened the London Jazz Festival with his signature epoch-spanning celebration of singing and songJazz Voice – Celebrating A Century Of Song, in which his 42-piece orchestra has backed special guest vocalists. Past guests include Georgie Fame, Boy George, Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan, Gregory Porter, Paloma Faith and Patti Austin.

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