SJM CONCERTS PRESENTS: ADY SULEIMAN PLUS SUPPORT
This show was rescheduled from October to March . Original tickets are still valid.
“Hi Everyone, unfortunately, due to recording commitments I need to reschedule my UK tour in October/November this year to March 2019. I hate having to move tours like this but this was something we couldn’t avoid. Original tickets will remain valid for the new tour. I hope you can all make the new dates and I can’t wait to play you some of the new music we’re working on.”
Ady Suleiman doesn’t disguise his emotions. He doesn’t hide behind abstract lyrics or leave it to strings to suggest how he’s feeling. His frank, unfiltered, soul-baring songs offer more than an insight in to his life – they’re a front row seat to real situations relayed in real time, to conversations typically held behind closed doors, to self-confessions related out loud.
Memories, Ady’s extraordinary debut album, is at once intimate and universal. Whether backed by a band with brass and strings or stripped back solo, its dozen, story-telling songs draw you in with details that feel both familiar and intrusive. Whether singing about sex or self-doubt, describing relationships going wrong or right, examining his own anxiety issues or pondering his place in the world, the 25 year old can’t lie, to himself or to his listeners.
“For me, the most important aspect of writing a song is that people believe it,” says Ady. “If they believe it, they can relate to it. There’s no point pretending. I know I’ve done a good job when fans come up to me after my shows to say that my songs spoke to them.”
Musically, Memories is as restless as its writer. Vintage soul rubs shoulders with contemporary R&B. Songs dip in to reggae, jazz, funk and folk. Members of Ady’s six-piece live band breeze in and out. The setting is led by the story, delivered in Ady’s warm, conversational vocal style.
THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR MAIN SPACE – KOMEDIA DOWNSTAIRS
AGES 14+ (UNDER 16s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)