LONDON Southbank Centre / Royal Festival Hall
TICKETS ONSALE FRIDAY 31 JANUARY, 10AM
The Grammy-winning Canadian pianist and entertainer is known as much for the intimate piano touch of best-sellling trilogy Solo Piano I, Solo Piano II and Solo Piano III as for his showmanship and composition for award-winning stars. Gonzo, as he is known to close collaborators, aims to be a man of his time, approaching the piano with classical and jazz training but with the attitude of a rapper.
Chilly Gonzales holds the Guinness World Record for the longest solo concert at over 27 hours. He performs and writes songs with Jarvis Cocker, Feist and Drake, among others.
Following a number of sold out London shows over the past few years, 2020 sees Chilly's return to the stage with a new programme that opens, as always, with various medleys of intimate pieces from the Solo Piano Trilogy. Both hits and hidden surprises from the rest of his repertoire will be found interspersed with new Christmas-themed Masterclasses, full of playful explanations about how music works. This December show… so close to the Holidays… will surely contain some very Chilly Christmas surprises.
For this tour, Chilly Gonzales is joined on stage for a portion of the show by Stella Le Page on cello & vocals.
Stella Le Page studied cello and piano at the Royal College of Music in London. She has worked recorded and toured with many artists including Plan B, Primary 1, Château Marmont, Benjamin Clementine. In 2013 she signed a publishing deal with Universal France and has since lived in Paris, producing and recording her own compositions and songs.
‘ He plays like a dream, tender revels punctuated with comic smacks in the high notes, rolling through enchanting melodies to mesmerising jazz and riffs that recall Schubert. ’
‘ If Chilly Gonzales is ever on the bill in a town near you again, bin the iPad. Keep the kids up late, drag them to the theatre, bring your friends, your parents, your grandparents — as one of the greatest acts I’ve ever seen in my journalistic career, do not miss a chance to see this consummate entertainer. ’