‘William D.Drake Pawformance’ – Friday 22nd May 2015. London. Schott Music Shop.
Glass of wine and nibbles will be provided with Mr Drake’s compliments.
Be sure to arrive early to enjoy Mr James Larcombe performing on his marvellous melodeon.
Yew’s Paw is an album of piano pieces written and performed by Mr Drake at his pianoforte, and released in February 2007.
Listen to tracks and buy the album here.
Friday 22nd May 2015. 7.30-9.30pm
Tickets £10 – Buy in person from Schott Music Shop or by telephone 020 7534 0710.
Schott Music Shop (Recital Room), 48 Great Marlborough Street, London. W1F 7BB
‘YEW’S PAW’ – ALBUM REVIEWS
Subba-Cultcha. February 2007 – Jonathan Sebire
‘Yew’s Paw’ consists of thirteen solo piano pieces, a macabre soundtrack that draws forth a huge swell of foreboding and tempered power across its duration. Drawing on childhood obsessions with Disney, Spike Milligan and such leviathans as Debussy and Rachmaninov, Drake doesn’t so much as cajole you into his world as lash you to a chair before saturating you in bombardment of chopping time signatures and discordant key changes that stretch simultaneously across a myriad of emotions….. Drake has poured the dark contents of his conscious down through his fingers and into the very grain of his piano.
Playlouder.com . February 2007 – Domino Jones
…..Some yew trees in Britain are thought to be over four thousand years old and are seen by some as symbols of transformation and rebirth due to their ability to grow new trunks within the old. This fits with Drake’s musical vision, which belongs to no particular place in time. ‘Yew’s Paw’, the first track, veers from classical flourishes to keystone cops to Gershwinesque flights of brilliance…..