Imagine the fog closing in, shadows coiling in murky alleys… London’s sinister past is the inspiration behind the new album from Soft Cell legend Marc Almond and the composer and saxophonist John Harle. From the gallows at Tyburn to chilling tales of Jack the Ripper and the legend of Spring-Heeled Jack, The Tyburn Tree takes you on an atmospheric, sometimes shocking musical walk through the London streets and among London’s ghosts — some real, some from the songwriters’ own imaginations. Whether dipping into tales of murder and execution, drawing on words by William Blake or forging a unique take on a classic nursery rhyme, these songs pack an emotional punch with quirkiness and humour.
‘We all know that Marc Almond can sing, but it still comes as a shock to hear his thrillingly drawn-out climax to Harle’s ‘The Arrival of Spring’, emoting words adapted from William Blake with operatic oomph’ The Independent
Some of the Sea Spray team will be attending this concert.