A very special show for us. This will be a limited-ticket event with cabaret-style seating.
- Gordon helped to start the Sunday-night shows at The Brook nearly 25 years ago.
- This will be a unique evening for the Timeless Tour with cabaret style seating/candles – unlike all other theatre shows on the tour.
Singer/songwriter GORDON HASKELL - writer of 400,000-selling Radio 2 favourite ‘How Wonderful You Are’ - is back! In this, his 70th year, he brings his jazz/blues-influenced songbook & golden voice back to theatre audiences countrywide. Gordon will be joined by BBC Introducing-supported & Radio 2-played musical collective HANNAH’S YARD. Think ‘Norah Jones meets Fairground Attraction’ performed by some of the UK’s finest musicians & featuring the beautifully understated voice of acclaimed 20 year old singer Hannah Layton Turner. Alongside original songs from both artists, expect to hear an eclectic selection of covers – from Randy Newman to James Taylor, Sam Smith to Carole King. Musicians from Hannah’s Yard will accompany Gordon for his headline-set completing a warm & intimate evening of timeless music from artists with some 50 years between them.
“Here's the story so far...”
At the heart of the musical collective known as Hannah’s Yard lies the beautifully understated voice of 20 year old singer Hannah Layton Turner. With an acoustic approach, the forthcoming album ‘Beginnings’ – set for release on 12 May 2017 - features 14 songs recorded in Hannah’s home town…the small English town where ‘Amazing Grace’ was written in the 1770s. This collection of meaningful songs about life and love includes a recording of Hannah at just 15 years of age when she first met fellow musicians Barnaby Pinny and James Reader.
An upload of the collective’s song WHY WOULD I KNOW to the BBC Introducing website in September 2015 resulted in a first national radio play on Mark Forrest’s BBC Introducing show the following November. Local station BBC Three Counties Radio immediately awarded the song ‘Introducing Track of the Week’ resulting in cross-station airplay and invitations to perform live on the station.
An official launch of the song was expedited and by February 2016, following a live performance on his BBC Radio Oxford show, Alex Lester played ‘Why Would I Know’ on his Radio Two programme. Hannah’s Yard went on to appear on Robert Elms’ BBC Radio London show at the end of February marking a remarkable six months of progress for Hannah and her musicians.
“I think that’s absolutely gorgeous!”
Alex Lester, BBC Radio Two
Robert Elms, BBC Radio London
“Really lovely, lovely voice…and she’s gorgeous as well!”
Justine Greene, BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire