John Reilly and Lewis Nitikman to appear at Ropery Hall

Sheffield singer-songwriter John Reilly and Canadian pianist Lewis Nitikman are playing at Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall on Saturday, April 8.

Liverpool born John, the front man for  Boy On A Dolphin and Acoustic Angels will be appearing alongside his Canadian writing partner Lewis Nitikman on piano who he has been collaborating with for 10 years.

“A John Reilly concert is almost a spiritual event,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk. “It promises to be anevening where every emotion is touched and unleashed in a uniquely intimate atmosphere created by his intensely profound lyrics and stunning vocals.”

Now living in Sheffield, John was one of three writers, the others being John Parr and Grammy award winning producer Eliot Kennedy who were responsible for the song Women of Steel that culminated in a major statue in the centre of Sheffield being erected to honour the women who worked in the steel industry during both World Wars.

It was in 2007 that John first collaborated with Lewis that began an incredible flurry of creativity that saw Lewis flying to the United Kingdom to continue the partnership.

Being asked to perform and be musical Director for a charity concert with Paul Carrack, Def Leppard and other Sheffield artists gave him the opportunity to showcase some of the new songs.

“This will be an amazing evening of stunning vocals, heart stopping lyrics and superb music. An up close and personal performance and  a wonderful chance to chill, listen and relax. Original acoustic songs with a few choice covers which have to be heard to be believed,” Liz continued.

“New songs continue to be tested by John in stripped down shows with him on guitar, percussion and vocal and Lewis on piano in concerts and there is a mixture of deep emotion and banter between the two. A real pair of opposites!”  Liz went on.

The pair will be on the Ropery Hall stage at 8pm and tickets in advance, costing £12, can be bought online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery or by calling 01652 660380.  Tickets on the door will cost £14.

 

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