Rare gig for Canadian songwriter

Jane Silberry.
Jane Silberry.

Canadian singer songwriter Jane Siberry will be performing at More Music in Morecambe this month in a rare UK gig, a real coup for the Morecambe venue.

Siberry, who has worked with Brian Eno and K.D. Lang, will sing at the Hothouse in the seaside resort on Saturday, May 25.

She is best known for her hits, Mimi on the Beach, Muse Aloud and Calling all Angels (her duet with k.d. lang) used in Wim Wenders’ film Until the End of the World. Jane has developed a strong following since starting out on her musical career 30 years ago when she released her first recording, financed by diners at restaurants in her home town of Guelph, Ontario.

Three years later she was signed to a major Canadian label and a number of albums followed. The art chanteuse then took another direction in 2006 when she sold most of her possessions on eBay, including her Toronto home and instruments, moved to Europe and changed her name to Issa releasing a trilogy of albums under that name. Four years ago she changed back to Jane Siberry and has been performing under that name ever since.

At this month’s gig she will be supported by local artists including the acapella all-women vocal group Dot Crotchet and the Raging Harmonies and old time country duo The Kilcawley Family, comprising of Rabouhi Kilcawley and her brother Damon who were brought up in Morecambe. There will be a unique collaboration between Jane and her support acts on the night, something not to be missed.

The event is being staged as part of More Music Presents (MMP) which launched last year with the aim of attracting nationally acclaimed musicians to the newly refurbished Hothouse in Morecambe which is the home of More Music, a community music and education charity which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Tickets for the gig which starts at 8pm are priced at £12, £9 concessions. For more information and to book tickets for the gig go to www.moremusic.org.uk or call 01524 831 997. For more information and press tickets contact Darren Leadsom on darren.leadsom@moremusic.org.uk or 01524 831997.