I'm Your Man - An Evening Celebrating The Words & Music of Leonard Cohen

I'm Your Man - An Evening Celebrating The Words & Music of Leonard Cohen

Tuesday 21 May 2013, 7:30pm

Leonard Cohen''s biographer Sylvie Simmons discusses her recent book I'm Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen with the Dominion Post's Simon Sweetman. Plus live music from artists such as members of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Eb & Sparrow (fresh from support slots with Rodriguez and Anika Moa), French For Rabbits, John The Baptist plus special guests.

Doors: 7pm / Performance starts: 7.30pm

Restriction: All Ages Licensed

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Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

An evening celebrating the words and music of Leonard Cohen in the company of his biographer Sylvie Simmons whose recently published book on Cohen has fast become a NZ bestseller and is one OF the most critically received music biogs in publishing history.

Featuring an onstage interview with legendary rock-critic and author Simmons by The Dominion Post's Simon Sweetman and exclusive interpretations of Cohen's classic songs courtesy of members of The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Tui Folk Album Of 2012 nominees French For Rabbits, John The Baptist, Eb & Sparrow (fresh from their support slots with Rodriguez and Anika Moa), Bear Bailey and Brassed Off.

This is a one-off show in New Zealand and is definitely not be missed.

PRAISE FOR I'M YOUR MAN: THE LIFE OF LEONARD COHEN by SYLVIE SIMMONS

"A masterful biography of Leonard Cohen reveals a selfish man with irresistible charm" - The Observer

"The ageless troubadour of Montreal at last has a biography that does him justice" - The Independent

"I'm Your Man is the major, soul-searching biography that Leonard Cohen deserves." - New York Times

Sylvie Simmons is a renowned music journalist and award-winning writer. A Londoner, she moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s where she began writing about rock music for Sounds, Creem and Kerrang!, then Rolling Stone, the Guardian and MOJO. She is the author of fiction and non-fiction books, including the acclaimed Serge Gainsbourg: A Fistful of Gitanes, Neil Young: Reflections in Broken Glass, the short story collection, Too Weird for Ziggy, and her latest, I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen.

The legend behind such songs as 'Suzanne', 'Bird on the Wire' and 'Hallelujah' and the poet and novelist behind such ground-breaking literary works as Beautiful Losers and Book of Mercy, Leonard Cohen is one of the most important and influential artists of our era, a man of powerful emotion and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life—sex, religion, power, meaning, love. Cohen is also a man of complexities and seeming contradictions: both a devout Jew, who is also a sophisticate and a ladies' man, and an ordained Buddhist monk, whose name, Jikan, means 'ordinary silence'.

I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen is the definitive account of an extraordinary life. Sylvie Simmons has crafted a portrait of Cohen as nuanced as the man himself, drawing on a wealth of research that includes his personal archives and more than 100 exclusive interviews with those closest to Cohen—from his lovers, friends, monks, professors, rabbis and fellow musicians to his muses, including Rebecca De Mornay, Marianne Ihlen, Suzanne Elrod and Suzanne Verdal—and, most important, with Cohen himself, whose presence infuses the pages of the book.

http://sylviesimmons.com
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