Soho is Tim Arnold, and Tim Arnold is Soho.
Tim’s Soho roots stretch back to before he was born: his grandfather was actor manager for the legendary Paul Raymond in the 1950′s, and his mother made history by being the youngest nude to perform the fan-dance at the Windmill Theatre in the 1960′s. Now, Tim is at the forefront of the W1 music scene, with an act that celebrates the grit and the glamour of London’s sinful square mile in story and song.
Tim’s show comprises of a new album of original songs, compered by actor Jud Charlton, blossoming into a mini musical featuring many star guests from the worlds of TV, music and theatre, including Gary Kemp, Phil Daniels and Jessie Wallace. The show will also feature an original Windmill Theatre ’nude’ fan dance from 1964, re-enacted by burlesque performer Miss Giddy Heights.
Expect a performance bustling with incident, pulsing with glamour and positively pullulating with myth and mayhem and songs so strong neither the milkmen nor the strippers can resist whistling them as they wend their way home at dawn.
“Tim’s music has been described as a mixture of Vintage London, Ian Dury nods, Tony Newley winks and just a touch of “West End Swagger” and it is indeed as rich and fun as it sounds” – Sonic Shocks, Feb 2013
Special Guests TBC
For more info see thesohohobo.com
The Soho Hobo Performances
|Tue 30 Jul||7:00pm|
‘Arnold is an animated and fascinating frontman…’
CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
‘Timeless sounds for our time…’
MICHAEL ATTENBOROUGH, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ALMEIDA THEATRE
‘Ambition, Rock ‘n’ Roll and profound commentary on humanity…’
‘The mixture of searing power pop, swooning serenades and swelling string sections is magnificent.’
‘Possessing a beautiful voice and if you’re looking for references then try Muse, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and The Beatles – such is the strength of the material here.’
‘Like all the best heart-flayed-open records, it’s a delicate yet powerful affair. String quartets lifting from the grooves like a flock of pigeons rising over Soho Square.’