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9th Sep 2020
An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash
Graham Nash brings his legendary body of work to London for an evening of songs and stories from his six-decade career, featuring material from his days with the Hollies, CSN (and CSNY) as well as songs from his beloved solo recordings.
The show will be on Saturday 3August with Graham Nash beginning his sets at 7.30pm at the beautiful and newly refurbished Alexandra Palace Theatre. Bookings can be made here.
Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee - with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted twice into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.
Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of the past half-century. His remarkable body of work, beginning with his contributions to the Hollies opus, including ‘On a Carousel’ and ‘Carrie Anne’, continues all the way to This Path Tonight (2016), his most recent solo album.
The original classic union of Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) lasted but twenty months. Yet their songs are lightning rods embedded in our DNA, starting with Nash’s ‘Marrakesh Express’, and ‘Lady of the Island’, from the first Crosby, Stills & Nash LP (1969), and ‘Teach Your Children’ and ‘Our House’ on CSNY’s Déjà Vu (1970).
Overlapping CSNY, Nash’s solo career debuted with Songs For Beginners (1971), whose ‘Chicago/We Can Change the World’ and ‘Military Madness’ were fuelled by the Long Hot Summer, the trial of the Chicago Eight, and the ongoing Vietnam war. In addition to his string of solo albums, he has performed and recorded with David Crosby as Crosby/Nash. Their eponymously titled Graham Nash/David Crosby (1972), is bookended by Nash’s ‘Southbound Train’ and ‘Immigration Man’.
‘A magical evening celebrating the work of a talented musician, and of music that helped define a generations’ (★★★★★ Classic Rock magazine)
‘Nash walked the audience through his catalog, a rich tapestry of music spanning more than five decades. Touring in support of his latest release, This Path Tonight, the strength of the material and the resilience in Nash’s voice made for a wonderful evening. And, as the crowd soon discovered, the new songs were every bit as vital as the classic anthems they came to hear.’ (No Depression)
Alexandra Palace Theatre has recently re-opened after 80 years following its renovation that sees its new look, complete with dramatic unfinished walls and bare floorboards, as being preserved in a beautiful state of arrested decay and frozen in time.
‘If you've got even the slightest inclination toward the romantic you will be taken away with the "new" Alexandra Palace Theatre. It isn't so much like stepping back in time as walking into a novel. You can instantly imagine what it must have been like back in the 1880s packed with 3,000 raucous Victorians’ (★★★★★ Will Gompertz, BBC)