A very special evening to celebrate the release of Darren Hayman's new album "The Violence" at one of Darren's favourite venues, the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston. Darren will mainly be playing songs from the new album backed by a stripped down version of the Long Parliament. The Vortex is a wonderfully intimate venue with a capacity of 100, so tickets are necessarily limited.
DARREN HAYMAN & THE LONG PARLIAMENT
Best known as the singer-songwriter of the phenomenally successful and much-loved Hefner, Darren Hayman is now seven or eight albums into an increasingly idiosyncratic career path. Darren is also writing the best tunes of his career; increasingly complex and mature songs. Following last year's January Songs project and his solo album of subtle, drifting piano ballads The Ship’s Piano, Darren continues his incredibly productive streak with an instrumental album devoted to London's Lidos and the third release in his Essex Trilogy, The Violence, a double album of strangely beautiful, haunting songs about the Essex Witch Trials of the 17th Century.
“London's laureate of sexual dysfunction, discomfort, and dog-eared under-achievement... the match of Ray Davies, or any of the quintessentially English masters.” (The Guardian)