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Hommages à Leonard Cohen
BIRDS ON THE WIRE
a tribute to Leonard Cohen
From the concert at Vega, Copenhagen June
3rd 1999 - photo by Martin E. Carlsen
- BIRDS ON THE WIRE is the name. Leonard Cohen is the subject. Playing
his songs is the project. Thus, a 10-piece band made their first public appearance in the
concert hall of VEGA, Copenhagen - Denmark, on June 3rd 1999.
The event was a sell out several days before. 400 people attended a 3-hour tour de force
through 20 Cohen classics, arranged and performed very close to the scenario of Leonard's
'88 and '93 tour.
BIRDS ON THE WIRE is founded by Danish actor and singer Jacque Lauritsen who has
previously set up similar tributes to Bob Dylan and French chansonnier Jacques Brel. In
both cases the ambition was to catch the autentic sound and feeling of the artist in
question within a unique merger of music and theatrical concept. In view of the enthusiasm
among the audience at VEGA also BIRDS ON THE WIRE seem to have struck the nerve!
All through the evening the band was encouraged by warm acclamation culminating in the
cheer for 4 encores.
Due to the overwhelming response the Cohen tribute has been succesfully repeated twice, and new
concerts are about to be scheduled. In a wider perspective BIRDS ON THE WIRE are very keen to go
abroad and (hopefully) please Cohen-fans in other countries, so if anyone's got a good idea don't hesitate mailing us.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call our booking agent Sven E.
Hansen: phone +45 3295 1798.
The press wrote :
"As a rule we
never recommend cover music. However, it was an outstanding experience to witness Jacque
Lauritsen's tribute to Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen. The performance of the 10-piece
band, including stringers and two female singers, was excellent indeed, and Jacque
Lauritsen hit the deep Cohen notes so that all true fans could close their eyes and
imagine the master himself on stage..." Jyllands-Posten, Denmark
The audience wrote :
"What a great tribute!
The atmosphere was unvbelievable, and as long as we can't hear Leonard live, Birds On The Wire is a fantastic alternative. Congratulations!" Received by email
You can listen to RealAudio
versions of the following songs from previous concerts :
- You need
RealPlayer G2 (or later) in order to hear these songs.
- Download The latest version of Real-Player (you have to look to find the FREE version, but it IS there...:)
- All songs are ©
Birds On The Wire, Denmark, 1999.
- Posted with the
- For personal use
only - Any other use prohibited
BIRDS ON THE WIRE: Jacque Lauritsen: Vocals/Guitar - Marianne
Dollerup: Vocals - Evy Krogh: Vocals - Jacob Stenz: Keyboards - Pete Hegn: Guitars - Pete
Livingstone: Violin/Keyboards - June Beltoft: Saxes/Tambourine - Jens Tolsgaard:
Mandola/Accordion/Piano - Rasmus Grosell: Drums - Svend Dyhr Hansen: Bass
The latest concert took place at Vega on May 25th 2000.
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