CAROL GRIMES WITH DORIAN FORD: THE SINGER’S TALE
22nd – 24th August at 1.45pm
“Carol Grimes, the Piaf singer/songwriter of British music. This raw, in your face sublime performer, takes you with her on a musical journey through her extraordinary life.
“The Singers Tale weaves its stories, sometimes shady, mad and bad, but with music and song at their heart. Street busker to Ronnie Scotts, from Notting Hill to Nashville and Memphis to San Francisco from Hackney to Texas and Eastern Europe, but always returning to London.”
22nd – 24th August 2015, 1.45pm at The Assembly Rooms (ballroom), 54 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2LR. Book at http://www.arfringe.com.
“Carol Grimes has a fascinating story to tell. She also has a command of shaping and delivering words, a performance sense, and the musical and human depth and warmth to really make something of this. The story pulls in songs that reference times of her life. This project has such a strong heart, it really could go anywhere as it develops. Dorian Ford has no music, just her words in front of him.
His ability to match mood or word with chord or line, to evoke the ghosts of songs past is a revelation too.” (review by Sebastian Scotney)