The Bedford brings a selection of the finest new acts to The Globe Theatre.
Doors: 7.30 / Entry: Free
Live Webcast - http://www.justin.tv/thebedfordlive
An evening of great live music from:
The day before singer / songwriter / pianist Charlie Lankester was due to mix the final track of his upcoming ‘Song In A Minor Key’ solo album in the studio, (in mid-December 2011), he was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma – incurable cancer of the liver. So much for the bad news; the good news is that, in Charlie's own words “I ain't dead yet”; in fact, he is now playing and singing better than ever. “I was feeling so good about the album that when the doctor told me I had only months to live I just laughed and said ‘No mate, that's not gonna happen. I've got an album to release.”
Fired up by the determination to see through the fruition of his new creation, he immediately finished mixing and sought the very best alternative medical advice available to him - rather than undergo extensive chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Charlie’s tumour has now been reduced by fifty per cent, thanks to dedicated diets and supplements for cancer, plus several courses of intravenous doses of high intensity vitamin C.
After two decades of playing keyboards for the likes of Linda Gail Lewis, Osibisa, Otis Grand, The Boogie Band and the John Warwick All Stars, he had decided several years prior to that day to fulfill a lifelong ambition to write and record his own personal full length album, “written just for me”. Having spent the previous 20 years playing other people’s songs, he had taken time out (in the country) to create a classy collection of his own bluesy, rootsy compositions, totally without distractions.
This show will be the official single and album launch and Charlie will be performing with his band The Mojo Killers. Please visit website for free download of In My Time and to hear previews of songs including first single The Spinning Of The Wheel from his new album Song In A Minor Key, due for release July 2012.
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The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD