Monday, March 28, 2016

An intimate evening with Alfie Zappacosta - May 26 @ Orpheum Annex


Railtown Cultural Eclective is very pleased to announce Canadian icon Alfie Zappacosta will perform May 26 at the Orpheum Annex to close their 2015/16 Trier Performance Series.  This intimate concert is the only Metro Vancouver stop in a cross – country string of dates for Zappacosta’s No Avoiding Clich├ęs Release Tour.

The multi-award winning singer-songwriter, famous for hits like We Should Be Lovers, When I Fall (In Love Again) and Overload (on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack) has mined the wealth of his extensive catalogue for this project. 

“This last record was done over a 45-year period of writing,” he says. “I chose only a handful of songs that give a pretty good cross-section of what I’ve been through.”

Though the tour concerts highlight the tunes from the new record he performs many of his hits in the intimate format in which they were written. The CD is coupled with a DVD of his “Live @ Festival Place” performance in Sherwood Park last year.  Zappacosta was backed on this performance by a 15 piece “orchestra” made up of some of Canada’s finest session players.

Emmy-Award-winning filmmaker and photo-journalist Michael Jorgensen, working with students of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), has produced a documentary film Long Road Home on the life of Zappacosta.  The film, directed by Stephanie Volk,  premieres at the NorthWestFest Film & Arts Festival in Edmonton this May.

Alfie Zappacosta appears Thursday, May 26 at 8pm, doors open at 7pm, Orpheum Annex, 823 Seymour Street. Tickets are $40/$30/$25 seniors/students  and available at http://www.artspoints.com. For more information email info@railtownce.ca or call 604-836-9943.