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Beth Gibbons

+ Bill Ryder Jones

Beth Gibbons sitting on a chair under a starry sky

Emerging from a decade of reflection and change Beth Gibbons (of Portishead) presents her most personal album yet, Lives Outgrown

With lyrics inspired by mid-life, motherhood, anxiety and the menopause, this album is full of textural wonder as Beth Gibbons spent a decade searching for drum beats that felt entirely new. 

Starting with a carboard box Beth worked with Lee Harris (of Talk Talk) and James Ford to build an unconventional drum kit that included a paella dish, a metal sheet, bits of the mixing desk and a cowhide water bottle. The result? Subtle and extraordinary sounds that weave around the guitar and vocals. 

Support comes from Bill Ryder Jones

Tagged with: Contemporary music

Doors: 7.00pm 

Bill Ryder-Jones: 7:30pm

Interval: 8:10pm

Beth Gibbons: 8:30pm

Close: 9:45pm


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