rock & alternative

A Celebration of Talk Talk and Mark Hollis

The great musical innovators and influencers are honoured in a performance featuring musicians who worked with the band in conjunction with The Spirit of Talk Talk project.

From infectious pop that took the 1980s charts by storm to masterfully crafted ambient and introspective songwriting, Talk Talk constantly transcended expectations to forge a world of their own.

Following the death of lead singer and chief songwriter Mark Hollis earlier this year, Southbank Centre in partnership with Eat Your Own Ears have curated a line-up of musicians and singers to perform in tribute.

Hear songs from across Talk Talk’s eclectic catalogue, including synth-pop albums The Party's Over, It’s My Life and The Colour of Spring, and the whispering, delicate sounds of their groundbreaking final records Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock.

Special guests
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)
Andy Bell (Ride)
Hayden Thorpe (Wild Beasts)
Jane Weaver
Joan As Police Woman
Mark Gardener (Ride)
My Brightest Diamond
Orlando Weeks (The Maccabees)
Simon Brenner (Talk Talk)
Sophie Barker (Zero 7)
Tim Burgess (The Charlatans)
Turin Brakes

The Spirit of Talk Talk band features
Simon Brenner
Martin Ditcham
Rupert Black
Jeep Hook
John McKenzie
Phil Ramocon
Ian Curnow
David Rhodes

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Royal Festival Hall


£25 - £40
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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