7pm Tickets £16.50
"Beautifully produced agitprop reggae flavoured rap" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
8pm Tickets £15
Keith James Presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens Keith James is a long standing, well-respected and inventive concert performer who specialises in playing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts of those he has studied and revered as writers over the years.
He weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his beautifully crafted and memorable songs. Keith has performed 106 of these concerts since 2017, all of which have been incredibly well received, with many sold out. This concert will give you far more than just the music itself...There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for their uplifting sense of vision, truth and human fragility.
Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song; some of which will be performed as all of us remember and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced; respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach. Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children’s appeal This Concert is performed as a gesture of belief in the possibility that harmony and understanding between us all may be interwoven into today’s world.
‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent
‘Thank you for a fantastic concert last night. You sang so well and the way you told the stories about the songs and sang them so clearly made us see them in a whole new light, it was beautiful' Kenton Festival 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times Keith performing 'Where Do The Children Play' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5_qWcxpAI0&t=2s
8pm Tickets Earlybird £10/£13.00 Standard
“The sound of your soul soaring ... one of my new favourite bands”-Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales "A really special band”-Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Dynamic, magnificent and stunning”-From The Margins
Blending multi-instrumentalism with pin-point harmonies, Pontypridd’s Climbing Trees bring their distinctive Cymrucana sound to the Globe at Hay amongst a run of stripped-back shows throughout Wales this Autumn. Featuring Matthew Frederick, Colenso Jones and Martin Webb, the BBC Introducing favourites have made numerous television, radio and festival appearances across the UK, Europe and US, recorded at London's iconic Maida Vale Studios and performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, gaining airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson along the way. Marking a decade since the release of their debut album Hebron, the band’s first tour in six years will also feature songs from the Welsh Music Prize-shortlisted follow-up Borders alongside brand new material, with rumours of a long-awaited and much-anticipated third album on the horizon. Returning from hibernation with a first appearance in Hay since 2017, this is an evening not to be missed with one of Wales’ most endearing live acts.
"Homespun anthems, custom-built for careening along the Welsh coast at the height of summer with the window wound down and the volume zapped up”-Wales Arts Review“
“Marvellously expansive ... a wonderful spell they've cast over the entire nation”-Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
Climbing trees website http://www.ilikeclimbingtrees.com