A truly magical evening at the Rex on Sunday 19th July came to us courtesy of Neil Brand, his piano and a handful of film clips. He tossed them into the air and they came down as beautifully restored 100 year old Buster Keaton movies. An extraordinary selection of clips and a whole feature film then lit up our big screen to Neil’s live piano soundtrack accompaniment and meticulously observed narrative.
A friend and long welcome guest at the Rex, Neil can be heard regularly on R4’s Film Programme with Francine Stock (4pm Thursdays & 11pm Sundays)
On Friday 31st July on BBC FOUR starting at 9pm, his much acclaimed TV series exploring the magic of the popular song, will be broadcast in its entirety. Don’t miss.
James Hannaway- July 2015