Suzanne Vega is coming to Cairns!
With classics and unforgettable songs such a ‘Luka’, ‘Marlene On The Wall’, ‘Caramel’ (from the movie: ‘Cats and Dogs’), ‘Solitude Standing’, ‘Woman On The Tier’ (from the movie: ‘Dead Man Walking’), ‘Left Of Centre’ and ‘Blood Makes Noise’, Suzanne Vega is widely regarded as “one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation,” (Biography Magazine)
”Suzanne Vega gave the packed audience exactly what they wanted … perfection !”
Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labelled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs.
Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls.
In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Suzanne Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.” Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observed the world with a clinically poetic eye,”
Suzanne’s songs have always tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, often cerebral but also streetwise, her lyrics invite multiple interpretations. Cairns Civic Theatre, 7.30pm, $69.95, more info & booking call 1300 855 835.