Whether you like them, love them or can’t stand them, Coldplay are one of history’s most successful bands. They are also one of the most enduring. Since forming in 1996, they have gone on to exceed all expectations and their songs, from “Yellow” to “Viva La Vida”, will live long after they have gone. They will also shine and burn bright at this Candlelight Tribute to Coldplay at St John’s Cathedral.
That’s just how good their music is and this is coming from a not-a-Coldplay fan. You can feel the emotion in every song, which pianist Van-Anh Nguyen will capture as candles burn bright and the walls flicker with light.
Coldplay are one of the most polarising acts on the planet. Although they have sold more than 100 million albums globally and their sound evolving from their early records to their most recent releases, people still claim that all their music sounds the same. It’s just not true and Van-Anh will be able to shine a light on the matter thanks to her incredible talent.
Her musicianship will reimagine classic songs like “Clocks”, “Trouble”, “Something Just Like This”, and “Fix You” as well as more recent hits such as “Hymn For The Weekend” for the piano. As candles glow, light flickers and dances, and hands move over keys, the music will resonate and sound as if these songs were written just for you.
Candlelight: A Tribute To Coldplay takes place on Thursday 14 July with two performances where guests will delight in the beautifully lit up nave of St John’s Cathedral.