Celebrated Australian jazz/blues group, Ali & The Thieves tour their critically acclaimed concert homage, LEONARD COHEN KOANS, to San Francisco's Society Cabaret on 22 June.
Ali & The Thieves headline internationally in venues including Sydney’s iconic Opera House and The Basement, and at New York’s Duplex Cabaret Theater and Le Poisson Rouge. They have featured at the Sydney and New York International Fringe Festivals and headlined the International Leonard Cohen Fan Festival.
Ali & The Thieves have been thrilling audiences from Sydney to Dublin and New York City. This critically acclaimed Ode to Leonard Cohen has been hailed as “heart-stopping…exquisitely delivered” by THEATERMANIA, "spine-tingling" by SX News and “sophisticated and beautifully executed” by unFringed. NYTHEATER.COM proclaimed their interpretation of ‘I’m Your Man’ as “…hands down the best I’ve ever heard!”.
Praised by Huffington Post as “exceptionally well-crafted” and “an excellent complement to the (Jennifer) Warnes classic” (Famous Blue Raincoat) LEONARD COHEN KOANS is a must see show with excellent reviews following wherever they perform.
Beautiful lead vocalist, Ali Hughes, renowned for her dynamic, passionate and sensuous voice, takes you through her thoughtfully curated collection of Leonard Cohen’s famous poetry, prose and song. As well as lesser known gems such as ‘The Guests’ and ‘The Butcher’, Ali sings your Cohen favourites – the moving “If It Be Your Will”, his magnificent “Chelsea Hotel #2”, and the undeniable masterpiece “Suzanne”. Ali tours and records with multi-award winning Canadian artist, Jane Siberry, who says of Ali “She is one of my favorite singers."
Green Room Award winning musical director and composer Daryl Wallis directs this collection, which moves from ethereal to full throttle in a heartbeat, tipping a hat to Cohen’s little-known devotion to Zen Buddhism. LEONARD COHEN KOANS truly is a celebration of the spirit of this world famous enigmatic icon.