Metropolis Music SJM Concerts Presents
Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory formed Goldfrapp in 1999. Together they have released seven albums, most recently ‘Silver Eye’ in 2017, and scored a string of hits including ‘Strict Machine’, ‘Ooh La La’, ‘Lovely Head’ and ‘A&E’. The multi-platinum selling band have been nominated for the Mercury Prize, multiple Grammy Awards and won an Ivor Novello for ‘Strict Machine’. Goldfrapp have also scored the soundtracks to the films ‘My Summer of Love’ and ‘Nowhere Boy’ and written the music for Carrie Cracknell’s production of ‘Medea’ at the National Theatre.
Alison Goldfrapp began her musical career performing with Dance Company Catherine Massin throughout the Netherlands during her early twenties. Afterwards, she attended Middlesex University where she studied Fine Art and started creating live performance pieces. In 2013 Alison was chosen as the first ‘Performer as Curator’ for The Lowry, Salford for her “remarkable synthesis of music and visual imagery”. In recent years Alison has embarked on a successful photography and directorial career, shooting both the album artwork for Goldfrapp’s ‘Silver Eye’ and directing the videos for ‘Systemagic’, ‘Everything Is Never Enough’ and ‘Ocean’.
Outside of Goldfrapp, Will Gregory has performed with artists including Tears for Fears, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Portishead and Michael Nyman. His first opera Picard in Space premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2011 and in 2014 he was commissioned to produce a piece for orchestra and Moog, performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Gregory also wrote part of the score for the National Theatre of Scotland’s James III trilogy in 2016 which was subsequently performed nationally. Gregory is currently scoring the upcoming TV series ‘Serengeti’ executive produced by Simon Fuller as well as the ‘The Nature Of Why’ with the British Paraorchestra at the Bristol Old Vic. His other passion is “The Will Gregory Moog Ensemble”, a ten piece orchestra of Mono Synths which recently performed at the Barbican in London and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
- Under 16s accompanied by an adult 18+
- Doors open 7pm
- Standing Only downstairs
- Box Office is open on performance days approx. 1 hour prior to the performance for purchasing and collecting tickets.
- There is a lift for wheelchair users from Reception to the Lower Foyer with access to the Stalls.
- There is second lift with access to the Upper Foyer and Ballroom bars.
- The Balcony is stair access only.
- Wheelchairs can be accommodated downstairs. Also available are Disabled Carer tickets to accompany Registered Disabled patrons who are not wheelchair bound. Please contact us on 01225 463362 to discuss your requirements.
- Full booking terms & conditions can be found here.