Happy Summertime to you all!! and a special hello from Glastonbury Festival – where I have had the pleasure of playing at the Heavenly Lounge enjoying the wonderful music that is happening this weekend June has been a month full of great events… Katy Carr and the Aviators were invited to Poland for a series of great concerts. On June 1st Polish Radio gave us an incredible performance slot for Trojka Radio Warsaw where we played to a wonderful live audience and received 3 x standing ovations. Afterwards we played a benefit concert for Barka UK – a charity which provides severely excluded Eastern European migrants with the opportunity for reconnection and social reintegration at the lovely Caffe Pawillion in Zoliborz, a delightful and leafy Warsaw suburb raising 4000 zloty for the charity. On June 2nd we shared the stage with Motorhead at Ursynalia the Warsaw Student Festival. On 7th June I played a delightful concert at the opening of the first Wojtek Bear memorial in Zagan, Poland in the presence of Professor Wojtek Narebski who has been a a soldier of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company Polish II Corps and had known Wojtek the bear See us all below
On 7th June I also played a fantastic concert entitled Koncert „Szare błogosławieństwo” at Fosa Staromiejska, Torun Castle. The Polish singer Roman Kołakowski brought together a group of wonderful Polish musicians and actors to perform specially dedicated music for the occasion. The artists included Maciej Miecznikowski, Beata Lerach, Kacper Kuszewski, Tomasz Steciuk and Leszek Zdun see the photo below I was also interviewed by Monika Tomasik for Katy Carr on Polish Fakty 24 TV
In addition on 14th June we performed at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown at the Royal Festival Hall and the 14th edition of Celebrating Sanctuary – the annual arts festival that celebrates the contribution of refugees and migrants to the UK – Katy Carr & the Aviators performed songs of love, loss, resistance, hope and what it was like to be a Polish refugee during and after WWII.
On 18th June I was asked by Leonard Cohen’s biographer Sylvie Simmons to play at a special concert of Cohen songs at the Horse Hospital, London with Pete Molinari to celebrate the launch of her book which is unquestionably the finest biography of Leonard ever written ‘I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen.’ on 22nd June we played a remarkable and delightful concert at WOMAD at Bristol Zoo and on 27th June Katy Carr and the Aviators played a lovely concert at the City of London Festival.
It has been a wonderful month and hopefully see you at my next concerts
Upcoming Katy News and dates :
20th July Larmer Tree Festival
27 July Kendal Calling
I thank you all again and look forward to sharing more news with you soon
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