Monday, July 05, 2010

Corinne Bailey Rae - Live!

Coming to our shores this month is an exceptionally talented lady who is perhaps one of the most underrated singer-songwriters to emerge this decade. She is none other than Corinne Bailey Rae.

Corinne burst onto the scene in early 2006 with her self-titled debut album, which entered the UK charts at #1, and she became only the fourth female British act to have her first album debut at #1.

The first single Like A Star became a hit in both the UK and the US, but it was the second single Put Your Records On that brought her to the mainstream. It was a bigger hit in the UK (#2) than Stateside (#64), but it earned Corinne two Grammy nominations in 2007 - Record of the Year and Song of the Year. She also received a nod for Best New Artist, but she went home empty handed.

Just as everything seemed to be going for her, the most unfortunate thing happened. Her husband of seven years Jason Rae was found dead in March 2008, and Corinne went into seclusion to grief privately.

However, she resurfaced in January this year with a new album, The Sea. Coming on the heels of the tragedy, The Sea is a deeply personal and introspective album. Corinne said that the songs on the album were written both before and after Jason's death. To her, there was no better way to get over it than to immerse herself in something that she loved. I guess music is the best therapy after all.

I'm sure it will be a great concert - not one of the fancy, gimmick-filled ones, but a soulful, tender and mellow one. And it will be held at the Esplanade Theatre, so it's the perfect venue to showcase Corinne's music. Looking forward to it!

Corinne Bailey Rae - Live!
Date: 28 July 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Prices: $148, $128, $108, $88, $68 [$88 and $68 sold out]
(excluding $3 SISTIC fee)


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