Rogue Gallery special Europe shows announced!

Music News | Jul 10th, 2008

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While working on the Pirates of the Carribean films, director Gore Verbinski and his star Johnny Depp became fascinated with the lore and fable of the pirates and sailors who ran the high seas before the days of upright tray-tables and airsick bags. Not too far behind was Hal Willner, who quickly joined into the mix, dragging a very impressive list of musicians to create what we now know as Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys.

What most people don’t know yet is that London, Dublin and Gateshead will be the venues for these songs to be performed live for the first time, as they will take us on a trip like no other, exploring the hardships, the horrors, the lusts and lurid depths, and the crystal beauty that led men to the sea in ships for hundreds of years. Artists such as Lou Reed, Pete Doherty, Robyn Hitchcock and Tim Robbins, among dozens of others, will help bring these tales to life. Complete line-up after the break

The dates:
July 18 – Analog Festival, Dublin
July 24 -The Sage, Gateshead
July 28 – Barbican, London

The band:
Kate St John (Musical Director)
Leo Abrahams (guitar)
Andy Newmark (drums)
Dudley Phillips (bass)
David Coulter (musical saw)
Martyn Barker (percussion)

Featuring (in no particular order):
Lou Reed-Dublin
Martha Wainwright- London
Pete Doherty- London
Robyn Hitchcock -London , Gateshead
Ralph Steadman- London
Shane MacGowan – All three shows
Neil Hannon – London , Dublin
Chris Difford – All three shows
Kathryn Williams – Gateshead
Tymon Dogg- Gateshead
Ed Harcourt – London
Rachel & Becky Unthank – Dublin and Gateshead

Plus the below, still to be determined on which shows:
Tim Robbins
Richard Strange
Teddy & Kami Thompson
Jenni Muldaur
Gavin Friday
Three Pruned Men
the Langley Sisters
Eliza and Martin Carthy
Norma Waterson
David Thomas
Baby Gramps
White Magic
Sandy Dillon
Julie Fowlis

The surprise appearances:
Stay tuned!