Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Costello with the Imposters in Italy for the festival season
With his latest album "The Delivery Man" Declan McManus is back to basics. Elvis Costello & The Imposters return to Italy for four dates to bring their energetic rock and at the same time refined; a completely different setting, relaxed atmosphere compared to the previous "North".
Elvis Costello / Declan McManus was born in London in August 1955 After leaving school he moved to Liverpool, where he began playing in various clubs up to lead in 1976 to a recording contract with Stiff Records discovered by producer artist Nick Lowe. His first album, "My aim is true", is the 1977 form of his then band, the Attractions, which becomes an essential part of the pianist Steve Nieve (who will accompany Costello also in the "entry-level"). The attitude is punk, but the calibre is that of an all-round artist, with a strong predisposition to the melody. Here, then, albums like "This year's model", "Armed Forces", "Get Happy!", "Imperial bedroom." Since the mid-eighties began to wander in 1992 working with the Brodsky Quartet string quartet; In 1994 vocalist in an album by Tony Bennett; In 2003 he released "North", an album that shows the most intimate and delicate Costello.
At the end of last year has arrived, "The Delivery Man", no doubt the more "American" Costello album since "King of America".
Recorded in Mississippi, this new work is ideally set - musically and lyrically - in the southern United States and in fact has 13 tracks steeped in Southern atmosphere, the groove taken from the gospel and Memphis soul, country ballad caressed by the pedal steel guitar. The lyrics tell stories of everyday life with the typical sharp wit Costello's best, the one that knows how to give to pop open and very peculiar characteristics, triggering a ballet between deep and ironic lyrics, melodies and harmonies, which seems almost endless.
"The Delivery Man" belongs to the most successful Costellian school and portends definitely a must-see live. As in the recent winter dates, Elvis will be accompanied by a band, the Imposters, consisting of the trusty Steve Nieve on keyboards, Davey Faragher on bass and veteran of a thousand battles Pete Thomas on drums.
ELVIS COSTELLO & The Imposters live in ITALY:
Tuesday, June 14 @ Mu.Vi in MODENA (Music Village) - inside the Parco Novi Sad (near the stadium)
with access from Viale Monte Kosica, Via Berengar and Viale Molza - Tickets: € 28.65
Wednesday, June 15 in Sesto Fiorentino (FI) @ SIXTH SUMMER Park Villa Solaria - Viale Gramsci / Via Strozzi - 1st sector Admission 30 euro, 2nd wk. € 25, 3rd week. 20 euro;
Saturday, June 18 @ VERONA VERONA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2005 at the Teatro Romano - 21.00
Tickets: € 40 numbered stalls; € 28 free steps
Sunday, June 19 at Spello (PG) @ ROCKIN 'at Villa Fidelia Umbria 05 - 21:45
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