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The Unthanks return to Town Hall with a special pre-Christmas concert. The show comprises a set of Robert Wyatt music and a set of Antony & The Johnsons songs, exploring two of the most adventurous songbooks of the last half-century.
The concert features The Unthanks full 10 piece band including string quartet. During the Antony set, Jonny Kearney will also join them on piano, while Unthanks pianist Adrian McNally plays drums.
Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank have long found kindred energies in the proudly maverick English soul of Robert Wyatt. Their interpretation of his Sea Song was one of the real jewels of their Mercury Music Prize nominated album The Bairns, and regarded by Wyatt as the finest interpretation of his songs by another artist. Similarly, they have previously dipped their toe in the water with Antony Hegarty’s music. For Today I Am A Boy was a showstopper in the early days of Rachel Unthank & The Winterset.