In March, globally renowned singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef performs the UK premiere of his acclaimed new album Sounds of Mirrors featuring French-Indian percussionist Stéphane Edouard, meditative Norwegian guitarist Eivind Aarset and Turkish clarinettist Hüsnü Senlendirici. The mix of musicians from four corners of the world complements Youssef’s expansive stylistic identity, weaving together the musical tapestry of his native Tunisia and a modern and intense style of jazz, perfectly amplified in Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. (Friday 15 March 2019, 7.30pm, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, £20 – £40)

OUR GIRL: Following a hugely successful debut year, hotly-tipped Brighton/London-based trio Our Girl bring their critically acclaimed first album Stranger Today to the Purcell Room, promising new garage rock and stark tenderness, through Soph Nathan’s honest and personal lyrics. Wednesday 6 March 2019, 7.45pm, Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room, Ticketed, £12.50

 

STEWART COPELAND LIGHTS UP THE ORCHESTRA: Southbank Centre presents a high-impact orchestral celebration of Stewart Copeland’s legendary career, from The Police to Hollywood via Africa. One of the founding members of post-punk powerhouse band The Police, Copeland wrote the scores for films including Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. In this epic live performance his work is arranged for orchestra and co-arranged and conducted by musical director Troy Miller. Saturday 30 March 2019, 7.30pm, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Ticketed, £19.50 – £54.50  

DAVID GRAY: Hear the legendary David Gray perform new album Gold in a Brass Age live in the Royal Festival Hall. Exploring electronic textures and sound palettes, along with new production techniques, Gold in a Brass Age is the first album of new material in four years by the singer-songwriter behind 1999’s heartbreak classic ‘Babylon’. Sunday 17 March 2019, 7.30pm, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Ticketed, Under 14s should be accompanied by an adult, £35 – £120

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