The Music of Leonard Cohen: A Journey 1967 to 2016
Imperfect Offering presents the music of the great singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen. This acclaimed nine-piece band have sold-out concerts and created a huge audience following all over the North Island: “Utterly blown away, wow, just wow”… “Sometimes better than the originals”… This is their first visit to the South Island, catch them for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Imperfect Offering have been performing around NZ for five years with the full range of Cohen’s best-loved songs including Hallelujah, Bird on a Wire, So Long Marianne as well as songs from Cohen’s intensely touching last albums with a full band line-up including five vocalists and acclaimed violinist Nick Jones.
The focus will be on Cohen’s life journey through his music on his first album Songs of Leonard Cohen in 1967 to his last album You Want it Darker released just weeks before his death in 2016. With a story that spans from a Jewish upbringing in Montreal, through Greek Island life with his muse Marianne to New York’s artist hang-out Chelsea Hotel to a Zen Buddhist sanctuary on Mount Baldy, Imperfect Offering will present the best songs from this journey.
“Cohen’s music was captured perfectly with the incredible talent of the whole band “ Radio13 2019
“Truly a special concert performed for the memory of a very special man.” Radio13 2018