Sunday 20 May 2018

Geoff Berner - Canadiana Grotesquica

Geoff Berner

Date: 16th May 2018
Venue: A World in London, Resonance FM, Borough, London, UK
Current album: Canadiana Grotesquica (Coax Records 2017)

Another Suitcase Another Hall with satirical punk poet/accordionist Geoff Berner on this A World in London!

When we spotted Geoff Berner’s suitcase in the corridor at Resonance FM our first suspicion was that our guest might be staying overnight, but as he explained later, our show was the rather tasty filling sandwiched between gigs in Wales and Brighton. That’s life on the road for you, and with Geoff it’s songs in the key of life with the soul of klezmer and the pogo of punk. His accordion is his melodic partner in wondrous wordplay around insightful and astute observations on the world social order – ‘’my mind absorbs music through the lyrics before my body feels it.’’ On this AWIL you’ll hear from Geoff’s new album Canadiana Grotesquica, plus freshly improvised material conjured up in our studio, highlighting his sharp-witted skills as a songwriter. Geoff also has a unique ability to connect with the many us that are not in the 1% club of financial elites, so that we’re all rooting for revolution, and for once, really are ‘all in this together’.                                                   

Geoff Berner
16/5/18 – AWIL 166  Online: Production & pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker, Sophie Darling, and sketches by Alban Low. This week on SOAS Radio Eugenia Georgieva.
Next week Marcus Corbett at SOAS and Kal Lavelle at Resonance. #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS TWELFTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 & 4pm SOAS Radio   

1 comment:

  1. Great style here, Alban. Looks like he's got his next album cover.