Camille O’Sullivan Tours


Posted by to The Blog on April 23rd

Camille O’Sullivan enjoys a formidable international reputation for her dramatic interpretations of the songs of Brel, Cave, Waits, Bowie and more. Chameleon-like on stage, each song has a different character with its story to tell. An original cast member and regular guest star of the Olivier Award-winning show La Clique (later La Soiree), the award-winning singer has performed sell-out around performances, including  New York, Sydney Opera House, London’s Royal Festival Hall and a show-stealing appearance on Later with Jools Holland (BBC TV)

O’Sullivan’s startling, unique presence has also seen her become one of the Edinburgh Fringe’s most consistent top-selling and acclaimed performers. Now she’s set to take her 2011 show Camille O’Sullivan: Feel on the road for her first UK tour since 2009. The 4 week tour in Apr/May will visit 16 venues throughout England (from Brighton to Bristol to Berwick upon Tweed), Scotland and Wales.

 

O’Sullivan is completely transporting: her emotions painfully raw, her dark, night-tinged versions
of familiar and less familiar songs both heartbreaking and unexpected.”

«««« Daily Telegraph on Camille O’Sullivan: Feel

 

Camille O’Sullivan: Feel is Camille doing what she does best, as only she can do it – heartrending, spine-tingling, rocked-out renditions of narrative songs by her favourite composers, including Brel, Bowie, Radiohead and Cave. Evocative of the magical stories you heard in childhood – not just the happy endings, but the older, darker tales full of mischief and mystery.  Each show will see Camille present new songs and old favourites with her talented three piece band. Dark, fierce, amusing and mesmerizing, Camille transforms each song into an intense theatrical experience, drawing her audience into a world illuminated by the dark and the light. Expect fire, ice, darkness, joy and pure passion.

 

“Electrifying doesn’t begin to describe it … nobody does it like Camille, and nobody does it better.” ««««« The Scotsman on Camille O’Sullivan: Feel

 

An actor as well as a singer, 2011 saw Camille present the first stage of a commission by the Royal Shakespeare Company – a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s poem The Rape of Lucrece – an intense dramatic solo performance with original music composed by Camille and Feargal Murray (her long term MD and piano player). The preview performances were extremely well received and the production will premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2012.

 

Since her last UK tour, Camille has toured to Germany, Australia and most recently played sold out gigs at New York’s Joe’s Pub and the Dublin Olympia.  She has performed with Shane MacGowan, Tim Robbins, Marianne Faithfull, Hal Willner and Todd Rundgren amongst others and headlined at the London Feis 2011, on a bill including Bob Dylan and Van Morrison.

 

March 2012 will see her headline the St Patrick’s Day event at London’s legendary Roundhouse.  The Apr/May tour will include a special 2 nights only show for Brighton Festival, in All Saints Church.

“A courageous and singular performer, Camille is one of the most gifted interpreters of narrative songs yet to appear.” ««««« The Irish Times

Camille’s new studio album Changeling has recently been released in Ireland to critical acclaim and is due for UK release later this year. The album includes a song especially written for her by Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) as well as Camille’s take on songs from Arcade Fire, Snow Patrol, Gillian Welch, Radiohead, Nick Cave and Tom Waits.

 

Catch Camille O’Sullivan: Feel on tour in a venue near you this spring.


TOUR DATES

23 April             GLASGOW   Oran Mor – 8pm
25 April             Bristol  St George’s – 8pm
27/28 April      Oxford  The North Wall – 8pm
29 April             Milton Keynes The Stables  – 8pm

1 May                   Cambridge The Junction – 8pm

3/4 May               Norwich Playhouse – 8pm
8 May                    Edinburgh Queen’s Hall 8pm
9 May                    York Theatre Royal 7.30pm
10 May                  Lytham St Annes 7.30pm
11 May                   BERWICK UPON TWEED The Maltings 8pm

12 May                  GATESHEAD The Sage 8pm

14/15 May            LONDON Underbelly at the South Bank
16/17 May            BRIGHTON FESTIVAL All Saints Church 8pm (with Changeling show)
18 May                  BATH Komedia 8pm
19 May                   CARDIFF
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Dora Stoutzker Hall) 8pm
20 May                  WARWICK Warwick Arts Centre 8pm

 

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