2011, a sold-out audience for the show ‘Vinyl Café’ with Stuart McLean was treated to the music of Hawksley Workman at The Port Theatre..
If there was one defining theme in Workman’s world, it is sensuality. He is gifted with a truly poetic command of the language. Many of his songs are simple studies in the physical and poetic expressions of pure sexuality. Don’t go to a Hawksley show expecting the usual tormented poet fare: his lyrics are infrequently concerned with the entanglements of the mind. Instead, he paints lyrical pictures about passion and beauty with an elegant, frequently surreal, but always alluring brush.
Workman’s production work (18 albums) has been attached to many successful artists including Tegan and Sara, Serena Ryder, Great Big Sea, Sarah Slean, and Jeremy Fisher. He’s headlined prestigious venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and The Olympia in Paris, as well as opening for heroes Morrissey, David Bowie, and The Cure.
The Port Theatre, Nanaimo, 125 Front Street
Fri Nov 9, 2012 at 7:30pm
Tix-$40, Students $15, available at The Port Theatre Ticket Centre
Hosted ByThe Port Theatre – Spotlight Series