Songs of Love and Loss - The Songs of Leonard Cohen
9 Oct 2022 7:00 PM
New Zealand’s own Imperfect Offering presents the music of Leonard Cohen. Titled "Of Love and Loss - Songs of Leonard Cohen”, the focus is Cohen’s life journey with the women he loved and the losses he experienced. The band takes you on a journey from Cohen’s first album 'Songs of Leonard Cohen' in 1967 to the album 'You Want it Darker' released just weeks before his death in 2016. With a story that spans his Greek Island life with his muse Marianne to New York’s artist hang-out Chelsea Hotel and a meeting with Janis Joplin, Imperfect Offering will present his most beloved songs. This critically-acclaimed nine-piece band has attracted sold-out houses all over New Zealand with programmes including "Hallelujah", "Bird on the Wire", "Suzanne" and "Travelling Light".
Imperfect Offering was formed by lead singer Peter McMillan in 2014 from established rock, jazz and classical musicians. They appeared on TVNZ News on the event of Cohen's death in November 2016 and were selected to be represented on the official Leonard Cohen website Cohencentric. They have toured Aotearoa since 2016 attracting great reviews and standing ovations.
Their growing repertoire includes the astonishing Hallelujah, Suzanne, Chelsea Hotel, I Tried to Leave You, Bird on the Wire and songs from Cohen's extraordinary album You Want it Darker.
"Cohen's music captured perfectly with the incredible talent of the whole band" RADIO 13
"Fantastic night plus a full house and standing ovation"
"Makes the spirit soar"
Tickets: A Reserved: $67 | B Reserved: $45.50