Andy Bell of Erasure's emergent new project, 'Andy Bell Is Torsten', is a simmering trio collective of a poet / playwright, a pianist / composer and a singer / performer; their bespoke songs are a crossover between intelligent melodic pop, torch song and musical theatre. They are trinity of troubadours of sorts creating an aesthetic all their own; Barney Ashton, Christopher Frost and Andy Bell.
To date there have been 2 albums, 2 theatre shows, 2 remix albums, 5 promo videos, 2 St. James Theatre try-outs, Edinburgh and Manchester festival appearances, a sell-out 4 week residency at the Above The Stag Theatre, a vinyl single, a pamphlet and a secret Society Club performance of which this will be the last and the first one not to be so secret!
There will be performances by Barney Ashton and Andy Bell of songs from the Torsten catalogue, a few surprise cover versions and there will also be readings from their all new forthcoming limited edition book 'Schema / Stasis : The Torsten Verse Diaries'. There'll be some completely new songs previewing material from next year's theatre show and album. Furthermore, it is hoped that the new book might be ready to launch at this show.
It is Torsten's farewell concert for The Society Club. Songs from the Torsten albums and theatre shows have always been exclusively previewed to small audiences at The Society Club. This is the one and only official 'Andy Bell Is Torsten' event in 2017.
Members : Free/Non-Members : £10
RSVP to email@example.com to attend the show and / or to reserve copies of the forthcoming limited edition book 'Schema / Stasis - The Torsten Verse Diaries' available exclusively through The Society Club shop.