Antony Hegarty

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Antony Hegarty

#1  Postby JoeB » Jan 24, 2011 8:58 pm

Does anyone know this songwriter / singer/ artist?

I saw him perform on the tele (anthony hegarty and the metropole orchestra, utube it :)) some years ago and was moved to tears by the depth and strength of his music. Didn't know who it was back then, but recently saw a documentary about 'm, and found out who the fellow was, yay!
Still get shivers all over when I hear him sing, truly amazing music.

Any fans out there? Or am I the only one :thumbup:
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Re: Antony Hegarty

#2  Postby Kaleid » Jan 25, 2011 6:58 pm

I've only heard I Am A Bird Now but I really liked it. I also liked his singing with Rufus Wainwright on Rufus's song 'Old Whore's Diet'.
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#3  Postby The Sky is a Wheel » Jul 07, 2011 1:38 pm

Another fan here, though like Kaleid I've only really heard I Am A Bird Now.

I'd recommend Wild Beasts as a similar type of thing (here's their album "Smother") - try 'Bed of Nails'. They were great at Glastonbury :whistle:
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Re: Antony Hegarty

#4  Postby trubble76 » Jul 07, 2011 3:38 pm

I believe he shot to fame a few years ago when he won The Mercury Prize 2005, or perhaps he was working for years for his overnight success?
He is interesting, a high compliment indeed.
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Re: Antony Hegarty

#5  Postby walkingthedeadline » Feb 09, 2012 8:00 pm

Oh, I love Antony And The Johnsons! There's something really fragile about the music and the way he's performing.

JoeB wrote:
I saw him perform on the tele (anthony hegarty and the metropole orchestra, utube it :)) some years ago and was moved to tears by the depth and strength of his music.


I envy you! He played in Berlin a couple of years ago, but I couldn't attend. Now I'm desperately waiting that he'll come back so that I can finally see him perform live.
Just out of curiosity, how much did you pay for the ticket back then?
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