Composer and former Soft Cell singer to showcase album in London

News Shopper: Composer and former Soft Cell singer to showcase album in London Composer and former Soft Cell singer to showcase album in London

SOFT Cell vocalist Marc Almond has teamed up with Ivor Novello-winning composer John Harle for an album on London’s dark history, which tours the country next month.

The Tyburn Tree – named after the infamous gallows near to Marble Arch – is an intense album with plenty of dark humour which explores the capital’s more twisted past, including ghosts and high profile murders.

It features the Tainted Love singer’s own lyrics – as well as those borrowed from poets William Blake, John Dee and Tom Pickard – set to stirring music from John Harle, who has worked with Elvis Costello and wrote the theme to the TV show Silent Witness.

Mr Harle said: “Marc is a true artist and true performer - showing total openness and vulnerability alongside an experimental, non-judgemental view of Art, and in The Tyburn Tree, London has found its Anti-Hero.”

John Harle and Marc Almond are at the Barbican Hall on March 2. Tickets cost £15 to £25. Go to tyburntree.com

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