For one glorious evening, Newtown’s beloved venue Leadbelly will be showcasing the raw and inimitable talents of the late and great Leonard Cohen. To get the job done, they’ve enlisted the skills and passion of some of Sydney’s best and brightest.
The event is championed by local muso Leroy Lee, who explained to Music Feeds that the idea came the moment he heard news of the legend’s passing earlier in the month.
“I had a huge response from artists who wanted to pay their respects by performing their favourite Cohen songs, and fans of Cohen who thought it would be a great send-off. So basically the night spontaneously emerged from the will of the people.”
A smorgasbord of talent will be on display throughout the eve including Direwolf, Sam Newtown, Melanie Hornsell and Gabby Huber A.K.A Maples. Ticketing for the night will be unreserved so your only way to be guaranteed some prime real estate is by getting there bang on doors at 6, grab a bite, a drink and settle in. The good times shall begin soon after.
Leonard Cohen – Tower Of Song
Friday, 2nd December
The Leadbelly, Newtown
James Morrison (The Morrisons)
James Edgar Francis