Saturday 8th October
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A classically trained pianist, Pallot was born in London and raised between Jersey and India, where her mother was born. Aged 21, she signed a development deal with EMI, but no one really attempted to develop her. She worked as a waitress, and at banks, and sang in restaurants, eventually signing to Polydor in 2000. But the team around her envisioned her as another Sophie Ellis-Bextor or Lily Allen, failing to recognise her unique song-writing style and folk-leaning sound, and she was uncomfortable around fellow artists who would, it appeared, do just about anything to be famous. Shortly after a notorious incident where she was pushed unceremoniously off a sofa by Steps singer Faye Tozer on live TV, Pallot was dropped by her label. Honestly? It was probably the best thing that could have happened to her.
Some art comes to its creator like a crack of thunder: a strike of inspiration out of the blue. Other projects require nurturing; they need to be coaxed out of their hiding places like shy creatures. In the case of Nerina Pallot’s magnificent seventh album, I Don’t Know What I’m Doing, it turned out to be a case of the latter. This record is the product of more than three years of song-writing and studio sessions, resulting in what is undoubtedly one of her finest works to date. It is filled with memories of childhood, strange tales of fate and coincidence, and beautifully realised reflections of self. It’s about making mistakes, learning from them, and celebrating life for as long as we have breath in our bodies.
This event is seated. Seats are unreserved.
Plus special guests
Presented by Green Mind
Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult
£19.25 in advance, including booking fee
More on the door (if available)