Kentish Express Ashford & District - What's On - - MUSIC -

Singer Karen Car­pen­ter, many be­lieve, had a voice of an an­gel and had it all. But be­hind her seem­ingly per­fect life and pub­lic per­sona lay a dev­as­tat­ing se­cret that would ul­ti­mately lead to her early death in 1983 at the age of just 32. With her brother Richard she pro­vided the sound­track to the 1970s with haunt­ingly beau­ti­ful songs such as Close to You, Please Mr Post­man, Only Yes­ter­day and We’ve Only Just Be­gun. De­spite her early death, she is in­cluded in Rolling Stone’s 100 greatest singers of all time. Fea­tur­ing many clas­sic and fa­mil­iar Car­pen­ters’ songs, Yes­ter­day Once More: The Karen Car­pen­ter Story tells the jour­ney of Karen Car­pen­ter’s mu­si­cal achieve­ments and her long and un­suc­cess­ful bat­tle with anorexia. The mem­o­rable and mov­ing show is per­formed by ac­com­plished mu­si­cians Re­becca Robin­son and Mark Heller, and their in­ti­mate pi­ano and voice ar­range­ments show­case the duo’s songs in all their poignant beauty. The show comes to the Gul­benkian in Can­ter­bury on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7 at 7.30pm. Tick­ets cost £12 in ad­vance or £10 for stu­dents and £15 on the door and £12 for stu­dents on the door.

To book tick­ets for the show visit theg­ul­

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