Thu 21 June 2018
Doors open: 19:00
£18.50 adv + cmsn
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
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John Moreland returns to Union Chapel for another stunning concert.
“The replay of John Moreland’s network television debut is…glorious and affirming and a sucker punch. He is announced by Stephen Colbert, lights dissolve, and the camera slowly focuses on the person midway across the unadorned stage, revealing him beneath muted blue lights.
He is a big man.
Seated, alone, cradling his acoustic guitar.
He looks like nobody who is famous.
Then he begins to sing, to caress the song “Break My Heart Sweetly,” and all that remains is to whisper, “Oh, my god.”
In Colbert’s studio everybody stood, like they were in church.
Big Bad Luv is the record John Moreland made after, after everything in his life changed. For the better.
He sings in one of those accents from flyover country that’s impossible to locate and implausible to mimic. (Texas, by way of Northern Kentucky, but mostly Tulsa, as it happens.) He sings directly from his heart, with none of the restraint and filters and caution the rest of us would apply for public protection. He sings with resolute courage.
And writes. Writes with simple eloquence about love and faith and isolation; the human condition; what every song and poem and novel is about, at the core: Life.”
Margins Cafe serves hot homemade food. It is open to all ticket holders when doors open at 19:00. Limited 18:30 dinner reservations are available above, when tickets go on sale. The Bar is also open at 18:30 to Union Chapel members who have tickets to the show.
Organic Spring Lamb with Tomato & Aubergine
Lemon Chard Aloo with Mango Chutney (v)
Cauliflower, Sesame & Parmesan Bake (v)
Roasted Tomato, Goat Cheese & Basil Tart with Salad (v)
Broccoli & Stilton Quiche with Salad (v)
Apricot & Almond Tart with Clotted Cream
Access to the cafe at 18:30 is via the side gate to the left of the main entrance to the Chapel on Compton Terrace.
Please note you must have a ticket to the show to come to Margins Cafe & Union Chapel bar.