Your chance to attend Calfornia-born and Brighton-raised singer Celeste's sold-out Union Chapel show to be recorded with a live audience as part of her glorious 5-night residency at Union Chapel in Islington.
Truly a run of shows for the annals, the hottest tickets in town with demand far outstripping availability - all adding to the palpable excitement to be captured inside the venue as Celeste graces the stage.
Tickets are now on general sale HERE to watch the show on-demand at your convenience from July 15th wherever you are in the world.
Named as the Brit Award Rising Star of 2020, Celeste manifests the perfect blend of timeless brilliant songwriting and stagecraft married to breathtakingly fresh avant-garde and contemporary jazz-infused vocals that ooze soul with every decibel. Showcasing her UK No.1 debut album 'Not Your Muse,' our favourite songstress brings an intimate performance captured in one of London's most iconic locations to your screens at home made available exclusively via LIVENow.
With the pandemic largely shuttering live music, Celeste’s plans were overhauled – her hectic touring schedule was pulled to pieces, leaving her in limbo. She wasn’t to be deterred, however; taking time to process her emotions, she began doubling down on her songwriting, pursuing her goals with a single-minded sense of determination.
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Celeste - CLASH 117
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“I guess at that point – even though I was aware it was really tough for a lot of people – I felt quite grateful for the change in pace, really. I got to take an inventory of all the things had inspired me, and exactly pin-point how they made me feel, to the point where I could express that in a song.”
“I’d missed having that chance to nurture those ideas and let them exist in a natural way,” she muses. “When they appear to you in a way that’s natural then you can cherry pick which things you really want to take from it, and what you want to say, rather than rushing ideas and forcing something to be inspirational when it’s not necessarily that poignant to you or significant to you at that moment in time. I feel like having that spell allowing all those things fall into place.”
Debut album ‘Not Your Muse’ draws on this energy. The title came to Celeste some time back, but she knew that wasn’t quite ready to embrace it – she had to do some work on herself first. “I had that title written down about four years ago but every time I tried to write it didn’t really sound how I wanted it to sound. I wanted it to feel luxurious, in a way, and I wanted it to feel quite rich and indulgent. Every time I sat down to write it, it didn’t really feel like that. And it was only really this year, a few months into the lockdown, that I had experienced a few more things that allowed me to make sense of that idea. So I kind of just… waited for things to show themselves to me in a way in that makes sense.”
Key players in the virtual events industry, LIVENow present another one-of-a-kind experience. Directed by Raja Virdi, centred around the key performance from Celeste's residency, behind the scenes footage, interview content and much more. You can also tune into new series 'Live From Another World' starring other-worldly performances from Griffy, Greentea Peng, Squid and Black Country, New Road for free HERE.
Her ability to move audiences is ever present and visible in throughout the prestigious list of stages she has graced including The Oscars, Baftas, Golden Globes and of course, The BRIT Awards.
Although the chanteuses' talent has taken her a tremendous distance in little time, Celeste's personal musical journey has been one of maturity and discovery. Catching up with Celeste for Issue 117, the rising star told us the story behind 'Not Your Muse' - read our full interview HERE.
“I had that title written down about four years ago but every time I tried to write it didn’t really sound how I wanted it to sound. I wanted it to feel luxurious, in a way, and I wanted it to feel quite rich and indulgent. Every time I sat down to write it, it didn’t really feel like that. And it was only really this year, a few months into the lockdown, that I had experienced a few more things that allowed me to make sense of that idea."
Guaranteed to be another unmissable stream from LIVENow, hosting one of our the most important performers of our age.
Tickets are now on general sale HERE to watch the show on-demand from the 15th of July - don't miss out!
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Celeste's debut album 'Not Your Muse' is out now. Buy this cover feature in print HERE.