The Paul Dunton Orchestra Album Launch Show
+ Sophie Janes + Jack Burns
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Above with Music Glue (e-tickets only)
Concessions: Students, people over the age of 65, people in receipt of DLA / PIP payments, people in receipt of job seekers allowance, children under
You can book for dinner at Margins Cafe at 18:30 but you must have a reservation for access at 18:30. The Bar is also open to Union Chapel members who have tickets to the show.
Access to the cafe before doors open is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.
We will email the menu and add it to the listing here shortly before the show.
If the early 6.30pm reservations are fully booked don't worry you can still come to eat from when doors open, the cafe is open through to the end of the interval.
Please note you must have a ticket to the show to come to Margins Cafe & Union Chapel bar.
There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.
As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.
The Paul Dunton Orchestra Album Launch Concert
The new album 'Clearly Invisible' is available for purchase priced at £10.00
Singer-songwriter, Paul Dunton leads his own unique cross-over orchestra providing an atmospheric fusion of alternative and pop with a classical twist. May 6th 2017 at The Union Chapel marks the official launch of 'Clearly Invisible' the long awaited full length studio album from Paul and his Orchestra. Paul says "It's been a busy few years and now the band and I are ready to bring you our new album 'Clearly Invisible'. Wecan't wait to perform the album for you at the beautiful Union Chapel. We're really excited about this next step in the band's career, the album features 14 recently recorded songs exploring adversity, fatherhood, blood ties, family and escapism all in our unique blend of pop/alternative with a classical twist. Songwriting is my true passion in life and I've always felt a desire to create music that utilises classical instruments, particularly strings. As a result, my influences and inspirations span Samuel Barber, John Barry, Ludovico Einaudi and Hans Zimmer crossed with Turin Brakes, The Civil Wars, Damien Rice, Elbow, Fleetwood Mac and Burt Bacharach.
A little history and what Paul and the Orchestra do…
The Orchestra performs Paul’s own compositions and a varied selection of uniquely arranged standards from a wide range of artists. The sound an style is best described as an atmospheric and rousing mix of alternative and pop with a unique classical twist. The line up of 4-8 violins, 2-4 cellos, flute, bass and percussion accompanies Paul on vocals and piano, joined by his lead vocalists, Charlotte Andrew and Poppy Raine. Paul and his Orchestra regularly perform at concerts, festivals and private events throughout the UK and internationally, including headlining the Theatrium Wilhelmstraße Festival in Wiesbaden, Germany and an 8 state tour of the USA which culminated in a spectacular roof-top performance on top of the New York Strand Hotel.
Increased attention and success led to the orchestra being featured on BBC Radio 2 by Joan Armatrading with interviews and airplay of one of Paul’s songs, ‘Don’t Forget’. This led to Paul supporting Joan Armatrading on five occasions during her recent UK tours.
Ethereal quirkiness, broody and melancholic, a truly enjoyable debut album'. Singer-Songwriter Sophie Janes performs songs from her stunning debut album 'The Fog' together with some brand new material from her next release. Cinematic pop meets orchestral grandeur; concert piano meets in-your-face voice; Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Lana del Rey meet Einaudi, Howard Shore and Ramin Djawadi. Sophie Janes is a home-educated singer-songwriter from East Sussex whose first London gig was opening the MBS show at Earls Court after she was spotted by the former Master of Voice at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Since then she has spent a couple of year crafting her first album, refining her sound and set with gigs in the UK and Germany. The title track from the album was used globally in the SKY Formula 1 coverage of both the Italian and USA Grand Prix, and Sophie has been offered her own official artist showcases 2 years running at the prestigious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Sophie is deep into writing and recording for her second album so be ready to hear one or two exclusives.
Jack has been tapping his feet to the beat since before he could even walk or talk. His younger years have been full of music, dance and drama performances – if he wasn’t tinkling the ivories or singing for his supper, he was on stage rocking to the rhythm. Taking up the piano at fourteen, he grew a strong interest for music - learning songs that he enjoyed listening to, as well as branching into different genres. Now eighteen, his creative focus is firmly on his guitar and song writing passions. Inspired by musicians such as Ben Howard and James Bay, Jack picked up the guitar around two years ago and has not stopped playing since. Enthused by a number of poignant events over a short period, Jack’s songs have that personal touch while at the same time expressing sentiments with a broader reach.