Soho is Tim Arnold, and Tim Arnold is Soho.
In the 1950’s his comedian grandfather worked with the legendary Paul Raymond, in the 1960’s his mother Polly Perkins danced her way into W1 history at the Windmill Theatre. Tim is a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has gone from Britpop to Shakespeare’s Globe, Thai Rock to Baroque, and now embracing the only constant and reoccurring theme in his career: writing and singing about London’s Soho.
In 2012, Tim Arnold (aka The Soho Hobo) and his band bring a new collection of songs from his next solo album ‘The Soho Hobo’. A personal journey through London’s Soho: past, present and future, premiering at The Soho Theatre.
The music is a mixture of Vintage London, Ian Dury nods, Tony Newley winks and just a touch of West End Swagger, bubbling from the Indie Britpop roots of this maverick solo artist.
Tim will be performing duets from the new album with special guests Gary Kemp, Jessie Wallace and Jud Charlton.
The show will also feature an original Windmill Theatre ’nude’ fan dance from 1964, re-enacted by burlesque performer Miss Giddy Heights.
For more info see thesohohobo.com
‘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.’