Singer Gregory Porter
America Jazz, soul, and gospel singer, songwriter, and actor Gregory Porter will take to the Eisteddfod stage for his North Wales debut, joined by his wonderful band of talented musicians.
Gregory Porter has a voice, so booming and majestic that it cuts through any instrumental, no matter how pronounced or easy-going. Inspired by his mother’s Nat King Cole records, Porter’s career took off after being cast as one of the leads in a new musical ‘It Ain’t Nothing But the Blues’, which eventually enjoyed a run on Broadway. The gates were open for Porter and his newest album, Take me to the Alley, follows the success of 2010’s Water, 2012’s Be Good and the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling Liquid Spirit in 2013. On the rise to becoming the nation’s favourite jazz singer, his popularity with his UK audience is ever increasing as witnessed by his ability to create a musical intimacy even with crowds as large as Glastonbury during his 2015 debut.
The evening promises a performance full of Porter’s popular formula of strength and heart, authority and vulnerability. With expressive, self-penned songs full of metaphor and meaning and clever jazzy arrangements the audience should expect a magical evening of soulful, soothing sounds.
Friday 7 July 2017 – 7.30pm
Tickets: £38 / £30