Together, BJ Cole and Emily Burridge produce a dynamic energy that has evolved from their complementary musical perspectives.
BJ COLE & EMILY BURRIDGE.
“BACK INTO THE BLUE” new EP release 8th September 2023 available to download & stream on digital platforms.
Duets for Pedal Steel Guitar & ʻcello. Emily & BJ have never sounded so good. Three standout tracks from the EP ‘Into The Blue’ raised to sonic perfection by BJ & Neil Wilkes with a brand new remix & remaster; plus 2 new performances by BJ Cole & Emily Burridge of Ravel’s ‘Pavane Pour Une Enfant Defunt’, and their interpretation of the American Songbook classic,’Cry Me A River’.
“Pavane Pour Une Enfant Defunt” sample for promotional purpose
“Music is not meant to be static, real music takes flight; it is an expression both within and outside time. Few musicians appreciate this as much as BJ Cole and Emily Burridge. When they perform established pieces of music they don’t just recite them; their interpretations have the all important extras: poignancy, conviction and weight”.
In working together these two have created an eclectic repertoire for their concert program including a classical/jazz interpretation of Henry Purcell’s Dido, “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copeland, “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy. As well as arrangements of standards including ‘Cry me a River’ by Arthur Hamilton
They have established a strong reputation with their unique musical interpretations and have performed at a number of festivals including:
Kings Place London support act for Seckou Keita and Catrin Finch.
The Flying Guitars Festival at the National Theatre Varadzin, Croatia.
The Aldeburgh Festival, The Wymondham Festival, Glastonbury Festival, The Wirral International Guitar Festival, Birkenhead, The Lewes Guitar Festival, East Sussex and The Rochefort En Accordes Festival, France, Hal’s International Guitar Festival in Croatia, The Convent Club and a recital in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The ‘chamber music’ quality of Emily and BJ’s music is also suited to more intimate settings. The rise in the popularity of ‘House Concerts’ has seen the duo become more active in this area, with performances at Otterton Mill, Devon and several performances organized by Secret Concerts and a very successful Rural Tour of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
BJ Cole & Emily Burridge will be returning to the stage in the UK in November 2023.