CHARISMATIC Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan brings her unique brand of baroque pop to St David’s Hall on Thursday 23 March.
With a performance that promises to be mesmerising and hypnotic, Camille presents The Carny Dream from 8pm in the L3 Lounge.
The ‘Queen of the Edinburgh Festival’ (BBC) and original star of Olivier award-winning LaClique, Camille has established an enviable international reputation for her breathtaking interpretations of Brel, Bowie, Cave and Waits.
Not only has she stunned audiences across the globe at prestigious venues like the Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House, Camille’s also stolen the shows on popular programmes like Later…with Jools Holland. Also, her tour-de-force performance in The Rape of Lucrece with the Royal Shakespeare Society recently landed her the coveted Herald Angel Award.
Dark, sexy and fierce, Camille draws the listener into the stories and characters of the songs, and transforms each piece into an intensely emotional and theatrical experience.
Camille is chameleon-like throughout concerts too pinballing from angry and harsh to playful or vulnerable – all in between sips of her favourite red wine.
Whether it’s taking everything down to a whisper with Nick Cave’s Ship Song, or a cappella on Jacques Brel’s Amsterdam; one thing is for certain – you’re guaranteed a performance of pure passion.
“When she sings it’s as though her breath is soaked in paraffin – one spark, and the whole room would ignite”
Daily Telegraph *****
“She treats every song as an intense emotional journey…hypnotic… such an outpouring of passion you can’t resist being drawn into her web”
The Independent *****
“A courageous and singular performer, Camille is one of the most gifted interpreters of narrative songs yet to appear”
The Irish Times *****
“A cross between Sally Bowles, Patti Smith and P.J. Harvey… a major star”
The Scotsman *****
“Ravishing… a superb performer and great singer… the star is her singing voice: a deep, sultry instrument that might have been created to express desolate love”
The Guardian ****
Tickets are priced £19 (plus a £3.95 Ticket Service Charge per transaction and an optional £1 postage fee).
To book your seats, please visit www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk
or call the Box Office on 029 2087 8444.