What’s On: Hugh Laurie at Sofia’s National Palace of Culture, July 11

British actor (House MD, Blackadder) and musician Hugh Laurie and his Copper Bottom Band are to give their first concert in Bulgaria at the National Palace of Culture’s Hall 1 in Sofia on July 11 at 7.30pm.

Lately perhaps best known for his House MD role, in which in the title role Laurie conveys a character whose brutal frankness and unconventional therapies are based on entirely accurate intuition, the actor, producer, director and writer also has an impressive career as a musician and composer.

It is in these last two roles that Laurie has impressed music fans with two studio albums, the 2011 blues Let Them Talk and 2013’s Didn’t It Rain. Let Them Talk was the biggest-selling blues album in 2011 in the UK, with sales that year of more than 192 000 copies.

Didn’t It Rain, an album that took in jazz, R and B, tango and blues, was promoted on a tour beginning in May 2013 in the UK and taking in many European countries.

Laurie took piano lessons from the age of six. He sings and plays piano, guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone.

When asked what to expect crowd of his show, Hugh Laurie says: “I hope that people will do everything what you should do. Laugh, cry, dance and all things like that … I do not want the presentation of the album is just a recital. I want to be dramatic, romantic, fun and exciting – to be a real show “.

Tickets, costing 40 to 90 leva and with a limited number of VIP passes on sale from 100 to 120 leva, are available from the National Palace of Culture box office and online via Ticketportal.bg.




The Sofia Globe staff

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