An Evening with Martyn Ware
MARTYN WARE (Human League, Heaven 17 and more)
"ELECTRONICALLY YOURS Volume 1" - book launch
Q&A with Ben Osborne (Noise of Art/ Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music) with surprise archive film footage.
A living legend, we use the words sparingly, Martyn Ware needs little introduction. Founder of the Human League and Heaven 17, producer for Tina Turner, Terence Trent D'Arby, Chaka Khan, Erasure, Marc Almond and Mavis Staples, Martyn has worked with everyone from Blancmange to Bootsy, helping to shape modern music.
Tonight celebrates the release of his autobiography, Electronically Yours Volume 1, which follows his cult podcasts, featuring conversations with some of the most remarkable figures in music.
Martyn has featured on recordings that have totalled over 50 million sales, while some of his recent roles have seen him supporting a wealth of music eduction projects, helping new artists, pioneering 3D sound innovations and cross platform arts projects.
In Electronically Yours Volume 1, available to buy with a book signing on the night, Martyn takes us through an incredible rise to stardom; from his austere upbringing, council homes, teenage years with Phil Oakey and Vince Clarke (Yazoo and Erasure), the post punk experimentation of 'Synth Britannia’, his production career and working with some of the world's greatest singers. Martyn writes poignantly about music, society and politics - how it can be a soulful, personal, moral, social duty. With meditations on culture, humour, travel and sport, Martyn also shares his love of 60s films, explains why Venice is the most beautiful city in the world, and reveals how Sheffield Wednesday has forever been his first and eternal passion.
The event closes Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music 2022, and follows the success of the Festival’s 2021 edition with British Black music icon Jazzie B, in Elmhurst Park.
Join us for stories from a life lived at the forefront of music, social change and art.
Featured as part of our Music Monthly series kindly supported by Old Jet Arts Centre, Decoy Studios, Whizzy Wallop Vinyl, Sundowners DJ's David Freeland and Ben Horner, and Stephen 'Foz' Foster.
Programme Type: Live Show On Stage
Strand Type: Monthly Music Mondays
Director: Martyn Ware
Cast: Martyn Ware, Ben Osborne
Running Time: 150 minutes