Suzanne Vega : 13th June


Pioneering American singer/songwriter returns with her gentle, yet powerfully political acoustic pop. With songs such as 'Marlene on the Wall', the Grammy nominated/MTV award winning 'Luka', and the hugely successful album 'Solitude Standing', she came to be regarded as the vanguard of a new generation of female singer/songwriters.

Venue: Union ChapelCompton Avenue  London N1 2XD
Wednesday 13th June 2012
Doors: 7:00 pm

Price: SOLD OUT 
All tickets now sold out - there maybe a few more ticket released closer to the date, so please keep checking back for up dates.
Tickets originally on sale with Music Glue (online booking only) and Ticketmaster (0844 277 4321) 
Entry: Under 16s accompanied by an adult Room(s): Chapel 

Suzanne was born in Santa Monica, CA, but grew up in Spanish Harlem and the Upper West Side of New York City. She was influenced by her mother, a computer systems analyst and her stepfather, the Puerto Rican writer Egardo Vega Yunque. There was a heady mix of multicultural music playing at home: Motown, bossa nova, jazz and folk. At age 11 she picked up a guitar and as a teenager she started to write songs.

Her career received an extra boost in the early 90's when UK-based dance duo DNA released a remix of a cappella song 'Tom's Diner', which charted worldwide. Her music has inspired a generation of female singer/songwriters such as KT Tunstell, Tracey Chapman, and Alanis Morrisette.

"Story-telling was made for Suzanne Vega - perfection" - Manchester Evening News

“She shows love, loneliness, and overall goodness in her timeless songs” - BBC Music

“States Of Being is a masterpiece…..fantastic” - Daily Express

Suzanne Vega Biography

Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as "a cool, dry sandpaperbrushed near-whisper" and as "plaintive but disarmingly powerful."

Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who "observed the world with a clinically poetic eye," Suzanne’s songs have always tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. In short, Suzanne Vega’s work is immediately recognizable, as utterly distinct and thoughtful, and as creative and musical now, as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 20 years ago.

Suzanne Vega is an artist that continues to surprise.. A pioneer among singer-songwriters, Suzanne has embarked on a project to re-imagine her own songbook in a stripped down and intimate manner, creating 4 new thematic albums that will be released over the course of 2010-2011 The 4 volumes include: “Love Songs,”, “People, & Places”, “States of Being” and “Songs of Family”.

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