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Tobias Ben Jacob

Tobias Ben Jacob

Dec 10th 2016 @ 14 Bacon Street

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Saturday, December 10th, 2016
7:30 PM
14 Bacon Street
London, United Kingdom
Tobias Ben Jacob performs a very special gig to mark the making of his new studio album, featuring a glittering cast of the UK's finest roots musicians.

The album contains a strong biographical narrative and a strong sense of place and time. Beginning with themes based around growing up on a council estate in the North West and on into the 90's and the feelings of youth and adolescent longing on the mean streets of Preston. Further on into the present day and the cry against living a two dimensional, colourless life; 'Oh let me breathe, let me fly, Oh let me live a polyphonic life.' Underlying the lyrics is a broader sense that the individual is often attempting to overcome internal and external hindrances to acheive some sense of meaning, fulfillment and vocation. There are doses of grit, sadness, nostalgia, lost and unrequited love but also a strong vein of hope and optimism.

Recordings feature John Elliott (piano, keys, laptop, co-production) Phillip Henry (lapsteel, electric guitar, harmonica) Lukas Drinkwater (electric and upright bass) Hannah Martin (violin, backing vocals) Tim Heymerdinger (drums, percussion) Emily Barker (backing vocals) Jess McAllister (backing vocals) and more to be announced..recording will be Gareth Young at Cube Studios, Cornwall.