Past Event

The Joey Arias Experience

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Remaining tickets for this event will be taken down from our website roughly 3 hours before it starts to be sold at the venue.

With an impressive range and emotionally rich phrasing, Joey Arias is a vocalist of the highest calibre. A fixture of New York’s vibrant performance scene for more than 30 years, his scandalous wit, sleek style and extraordinary voice - evocative of Billie Holiday yet uniquely his own - was one of the highlights of Antony Hegarty’s Meltdown at Southbank Centre in 2012. For his Brighton Festival premiere, Arias takes you on a musical journey that spans his earliest influences; his days at Capitol Records and his tenure as lead singer of Strange Party (an influence on Talking Heads), traversing the genres of jazz, pop, rock and experimental. The Joey Arias Experience revives his rich backlog of musical history with Arias as a medium and a muse. Accompanied by the masterful arrangements of piano virtuoso Charly Zastrau, this is an unmissable performance by a true NYC icon.