Regina Spektor To Play Bristol

Following the release of her seventh album, Remember Us to Life, Regina Spektor is undertaking a brief UK tour which sees her stop off at Bristol’s Colston Hall on November 12.

Born in the Soviet Union, Spektor began studying classical piano when she was six. Her family emigrated in 1989, landing in New York City, where she continued her classical training. Spektor eventually studied composition at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College where she graduated with honours.

She began writing pop songs in her late teens and made her recorded debut in 2001 with the self-released 11:11, a collection of songs heavily influenced by jazz and blues. Songs followed in 2002 and Soviet Kitsch in 2004. Spektor’s commercial breakthrough came in 2006 on her fourth album Begin to Hope. The Gold-certified album included the singles On the Radio, Better and Fidelity.

Remember Us to Life is Spektor’s first album since 2012’s What We Saw From The Cheap Seats and is composed entirely of all new songs recently written by Spektor, a change from past albums when she would record songs written throughout her career. Spektor gave birth to her first child in 2014 and she spent considerable time writing during and after her pregnancy. “I made more art and felt more inspired than I had in a long time,” she says.

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