Shopping Cart Empty

Michael Wookey

August 2, 2008

Since the age of 15, this young English singer-songwriter has created music using guitars, pianos, accordions and a large collection of broken instruments and children's toys. His music, often described as melancholic and surprising, is a bitter-sweet cabaret that could be home to PASCALE COMELADE or COCOROSIE.

On 2 August 2008, a sober and almost solemn musician seduced the 7ème Ciel audience. Equipped with an acoustic guitar and a very old portable pump organ, one which was used for the funeral services of English soldiers during the two world wars, MICHAEL WOOKEY surprised us with songs rarely played live and stripped down versions of some of his most cheerful numbers.

Two covers – a very beautiful performance of LEONARD COHEN'S Bird on the wire and a bewitching version of TIM BUCKLEY'S Song to the siren – were also included in a set which, for the first time at 7ème Ciel, was performed in the red living room as opposed to under the heavens, mainly due to the fact that they were about to open!

Michael Wookey

Season 1 Archive

  • The Sleeping Years
  • Dave Olliffe & Frédéric D. Oberland
  • Les Fragments de la Nuit
  • Michael Wookey
  • Richard Lewis
  • In Gowan Ring
  • And Also The Trees
  • Heligoland

Season 2 Archive

  • Frànçois,<br /> Luc
  • Chapi Chapo & Les Petites Musiques de Pluie
  • Orouni,<br /> Michael Wookey
  • Glen Johnson & Angèle David-Guillou
  • Kwoon
  • Whalebone Polly,<br /> Ladybird,<br /> Rozi Plain

Season 3 Archive

  • Tiago Sousa
  • Vradiazei
  • The Hand,<br /> Ichi,<br /> Andy Skellam
  • Birch Book
  • Tom Cooney,<br /> Loney Dear
  • Robert Gomez,<br /> Erica Buettner,<br /> The Resident Cards
  • Alexandre Varlet
  • Josh T. Pearson
  • Lolito
  • Maud Lübeck,<br /> Julien Ribot
  • Transbeauce,<br /> Diego Zavatarelli
  • The Daredevil Christopher Wright

Season 4 Archive

  • Mark Fry,<br /> We Were Hunters
  • Holden
  • Mark Beazley,<br /> Belle Arché Lou
  • Theo Hakola
  • Pete Astor,<br /> A-Lix
  • Agathe,<br /> Jérôme Minière
  • The Missing Season,<br /> Perce-Neige
  • Catchers,<br /> This Is The Kit

Out of Season

  • Gareth Dickson,<br /> Fiodor Dream Dog
  • French For Rabbits,<br /> Flip Grater,<br /> B’ee

Outside

  • And Also The Trees
  • In Gowan Ring,<br /> Lisa o Piu,<br /> Diego Zavatarelli
  • Theo Hakola,<br /> Lolito,<br /> Alexandre Varlet,<br /> Maud Lübeck
  • In Gowan Ring,<br /> Goodbye Ivan
  • Horla Patrie,<br /> Richard Lewis
  • Minors,<br /> Daniel Chavis
  • Heligoland,<br /> She Owl