Tuesday 26th October 2021
Doors at 7:30pm
One of music’s true originals Sir Van Morrison’s unique and inspirational musical legacy is rooted in post-war Belfast.
Born in 1945, Van heard his Shipyard worker father’s collection of blues, country and gospel early in life. Feeding off musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly, he was a travelling musician at 15 and singing, playing guitar and sax in several bands before forming Them in 1964. The band enjoyed chart success with instant hits such as the much covered ‘Gloria’ and ‘Here Comes The Night’.
Since striking out on his own in 1967 with the release of Blowin’ Your Mind!, Morrison’s music has continued to span genres including R&B, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Folk and Soul. Van’s unrivalled song writing and musicality continues to evolve with the creation of new material and reinterpretation of older classics.
This year Van released his critically acclaimed 42nd studio album, Latest Record Project, Volume 1.
“His most visceral album in years” Uncut album review
“Morrison is doing what blues-men do: funnelling frustration into gorgeous music” The Times
“One of the most remarkable aspects of Morrison’s recent music is that, even at 75, his voice has not lost any of the lustre, power, or sheer splendour that puts him in a class all by himself. This is evident on his latest release.” The Vinyl District