WILLIAM TOPLEY with special guest THE SCOTT DAMGAARD BAND
Friday August 29
with special guest THE SCOTT DAMGAARD BAND
$20 ADVANCE and $20 AT THE DOOR
"Golden Circle" tickets available to reserve a table for two around the stage $100 each
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
William Topleyís lyrics are subtle vignettes of life that take in universal themes that are filtered through the lens of late night performances, morning after black coffees and too many cigarettes. They are songs that deliver more with each listening and give you a real sense of the journey and the feelings that affect each and everyone of us. Dire Straits guitar legend Mark Knopfler, says of Topley: ìHeís big-hearted, emotional and strictly legit.î
William Topley has developed a dedicated fan base in the U.S. ever since the release of Prince of the Deep Water in 1991, his first album with his band The Blessing. Producer Neil Dorfsman (Sting, Dire Straits) described him as ìthe most original songwriter Iíve heard for years.î The influences, still recognisable in his music, were already there - The Stones, Van Morrison, the best of soul and southern rock. The album catapulted The Blessing into a world tour, videos in Jamaica, TV stations in Paris and soccer stadiums in Germany with Simply Red and Level 42.
Legendary Rolling Stones Producer Jimmy Miller, who produced The Blessingís second album Locusts and Wild Honey, was equally enthusiastic. ìTheyíre right up my alley. I havenít had such a good relationship with a band since Traffic.î
Ever looking for new challenges, Topley decided to go solo for his next albums. Producer Barry Beckett said of Topley: ìHeís the best singer Iíve ever heard.î And thatís from a guy whoís worked with Aretha Franklin and Paul Simon.
Topley has worked with guitarist/songwriter Dominic Miller (best known for his work with Sting), and frequently records with his band and plays live with his band (Luke Brighty ñ guitar, James Eller ñ bass, Jim Kimberley ñ drums, Mark Taylor ñ keyboards, Dorie Jackson ñ backing vocals).
On the back of his latest album, Aristocrats of the South Seas and annual Bahamas Fan Trip, William Topley and the Black River Band are delivering songs that are dripping with evocative lyrics and memorable musical imagery.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|