Royal Albert Hall presents

Royal Albert Home: Guy Chambers

Guy Chambers, one of the UK’s most successful living songwriters, will deliver an exclusive set from his home as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions.

In these strange times, closing the Hall’s doors is the best way to look after the world, but we are now opening a (virtual) window for you to experience some of the most talented artists around.

Chambers is the writer behind songs we know from the radio, from the movies, and from the dance floor. Songs we know from our parties and our weddings. Songs that half the world can sing along to note for note. Songs that take us back in time to where we used to be.

He was born in Hammersmith, London, but grew up in Liverpool, attending Quarrybank Comprehensive – as John Lennon did before him. It was when the family moved back to London that he studied piano and composition at the Guildhall School of Music.

His list of collaborators reads like pop music royalty. Over the years Guy has written and produced for Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Tina Turner (whose scorching take on ‘Feel’ really has to be heard to be believed), Kylie Minogue, James Blunt, Scissor Sisters, Rufus Wainwright and Mark Ronson, among many others.

His collaboration with Robbie Williams has produced seminal hits such as Angels, Let Me Entertain You, Strong, No Regrets, Millennium, Rock DJ and Feel. He has also worked with Texas, Katie Melua and Beverly Knight amongst others.

Chambers released his first piano album in 2019, entitled Go Gentle into the Light, which features a selection of solo interpretations of these many hits. In this special Royal Albert Home session Guy will be performing a handful of songs from the album, including versions of some of his classic Robbie Williams hits.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director of the Royal Albert Hall, said: “With Royal Albert Home, we’ve looked to keep the spirit of the venue alive by presenting a program of world class artists from a vast host of genres – and spotlighting up-and-coming talent alongside beloved household names. No other streamed program has been quite as eclectic as this one, showcasing homegrown soul and Swiss electronica, R&B and folk, Bach cellos and Baxter Dury.

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