An Evening with Peter Hammill
LONDON Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall
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The legendary leader of Van Der Graaf Generator plays a rare London concert. He's just released a new album From The Trees but his solo concerts are special events, ranging across all the extraordinary songs he's written across his career.
Hammill has his rapt fans transfixed and spellbound. There is, as he’s always intended, nobody else like him
In Peter's own words:
'This won’t be the case indefinitely, but while I’m able to give voice to them, these songs are alive. Given that and given the fact that I’ve put so much into them and they’ve given me so much in return, I feel something of a responsibility to continue to play them - though inhabit them would be closer to the truth - to the best of my ability. When I’m done with that then realistically they, also, will be done.'
'I’m currently working from a list of more than a hundred tunes. In any given night there’ll be, I trust, a wide mix of age, of time, of space, of personality, of content. Usually there’ll be at least one or two pieces which are a bit of a stretch, involve a certain leap of faith for me. Now, as ever, I trust that the process will continue to be serious fun...'
For over 40 years, Peter Hammill has been a cult figure in British music. Both solo and with Van der Graaf Generator, he has pursued a highly distinctive career around a seemingly endless series of albums and an unswerving commitment to live performance