Lúmináre Presents: Rumer

Lúmináre Presents: Rumer

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Christ Church

Infirmary Road


BT48 7DE

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Lúmináre proudly presents: Rumer

Special Guest: Suzanne Savage

Fri 19th August 2022

Christ Church

Infirmary Rd, Derry / Londonderry BT48 7DE

7.30pm ( Doors - 7pm)

Price - £28.50 +bf


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Since her first album Seasons Of My Soul landed in the Top 3 of the UK Albums Charts in 2010, achieved Platinum sales status and garnered her a MOJO Award for Best Breakthrough Act as well as two BRIT Award nominations, British singer-songwriter Rumer has gone on to forge an acclaimed career both as a highly regarded songwriter, penning global hits such as “Slow” and “Aretha,” and also a peerless interpreter of the work of others, as evidenced on her follow-up album Boys Don’t Cry – an album of classic covers from the 1970s – plus Rumer Sings Bacharach at Christmas and This Girl's in Love: A Bacharach and David Songbook.

Rumer spent the past several years living in the American South, in northwest Arkansas, then central Georgia, where she embraced its community and culture and motherhood. Although she enjoyed her time out of the spotlight, her deep-seated desire for music discovery, which has been a constant throughout her career, eventually led her to Nashville in search of hidden gems to record. Once she heard the catalogue of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Hugh Prestwood, a songwriter whose name is spoken with reverence by his colleagues and whose work has been recorded by transcendent singers like Alison Krauss, Trisha Yearwood, and Judy Collins, she was hooked. Her latest album, Nashville Tears collects fifteen of Prestwood’s finest songs, many never recorded until now, revealing truths of the heart, both intimate and universal, realistic and romantic.

From 2020 Studio Album ‘Nashville Tears’

“Prestwood’s slow-burning tales of desire and domestic discord are well-matched by Rumer’s beautifully plangent voice, which brings aching melancholy to the heart-searching ballads.” 4 Stars **** - MOJO

“the album shows she remains one of the purest, and best, vocalists of her era.” - Daily Mirror

“Rumer’s voice (Karen Carpenter meets Norah Jones) works well on elegant songs like Bristlecone Pine, June It’s Gonna Happen and Hard Times For Lovers.” 4 Stars **** - Daily Express

"Who would’ve thought that one of the best ‘country’ albums of 2020 would be by a British pop singer … but it is!" 4.5 stars **** - AlanCackett.com (veteran country music writer and magazine editor)

4.5 stars The Guardian

Suzanne Savage

Described as 'one of Ireland ́s hidden music heroes ́ (BBC), Suzanne Savage is one of a kind. A musical chameleon who as singer, songwriter, violinist and performer has worked with musical royalty across jazz, Irish, singer-songwriter, dance, choral and classical music during an exciting and eclectic career.

After winning a music scholarship at the Italian FABRICA institute, she cut her teeth touring Europe and U.S. as Principle Soprano Soloist with Riverdance.

Coming home to Ireland she has made music internationally with the likes of Irish music legends Paul Brady, Eleanor McEvoy, Van Morrison; jazz greats such as Jimmy Cobb, Ernie Watts Quartet and Gary Husband, emerging talent such as David Lyttle (UK), the Matteo Addabbo Organ Trio (IT) and Markus Strothmann (GER).

Suzanne has performed at SXSW, UK/NY, Electric Picnic, featured artist on TED.com, BBC N.Ireland, with Paul Brady on RTE ́s Imelda May Show, and was Artist of the Month on Balcony TV. She is featured online performing as featured artist on TEDXBelfast.

Following months of work at the ZKM studio in Germany, Suzanne has written and produced her first independent album, ́Jellymould ́, launched to critical acclaim at the Belfast Festival, Ireland ́s biggest Arts Festival and has also appeared on the front cover of The Sunday Times

Much in demand as a session vocalist, jazz is her spiritual home, and her music shows the distillation of a wealth of influences in her writing.

Her international ensemble with cellist co-writer Hugo Smit 'The Savage Five', (for voice & string ensemble), created genre-busting album ́Sleepwalking ' nominated for The German Record Critics Prize 2016, their 2nd album is ready to record ...once it's safe to do so :)

She has appeared on TG4's 12 part music series "Seisiún Sa Black Gate" Feb 2022, featuring her own music and a co-written song with the artist Diathì. She will perform again as soloist with the RTE Concert Orchestra "The Music and words of Leonard Cohen".

Much in demand as a session vocalist and writer, her music shows the distillation of a wealth of influences in her writing.

Curated and produced by Music Capital, Lúmináre showcases the beauty of the maiden city by hosting events in some of its most iconic buildings and unique locations.

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