New Release, Video & Tour: Roo Panes – Ophelia

Roo Panes today releases Ophelia from his latest album Quiet Man – unveiled back in June 2018

Originally produced by Chris Bond, this new version of the track sees Roo collaborating with Mt. Wolf frontman, Bassi Fox, who provides additional production and mixing

“This version of Ophelia is slightly different to the album track” Roo explains. “I felt like I wanted it to be more fully realized, and had been wanting to add a few things for a richer sound. It was great to go into the studio with Bassi Fox again”

Take a listen below…

“This song started off as a hum a number of years ago, and harks back to some of the more Celtic folk melodies I used to love. Ophelia was a famous heroine in Shakespeare’s play hamlet – a figure of tragedy and confusion – and it felt like the perfect motif and way in to telling the story I was singing about personally. It’s all about reminding someone that life’s a gift and they’ve got something to give, and about wanting to see them flourish”

In addition, Roo Panes and his band, alongside Mahogany Sessions, have created a beautiful live version of the track, filmed in a beautiful private venue in London. The video will be part of a first for Mahogany, a 4 track live EP/documentary called Based On A True Story. Curated by Mahogany, the series is aimed to capture a unique recording and explore the ideas and stories behind Roo’s songs. Watch the live version of Ophelia, here…

Roo has also just announced his first tour dates for 2019. The 7 dates taking place in March and April are…

22nd March – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam (NL)
26th March – Backstage, Paris (FR)
27th March – Luxor, Cologne (DE)
28th March – Molotow, Hamburg (DE)
29th March – Cecil House, Copenhagen (DK)
1st April – Strom, Munich (DE)
2nd April – Orpheum Extra, Graz (AT)

Already announced tour dates as follows…

19 Oct – Le Poisson Rouge, New York
20 Oct – City Winery, Boston
21 Oct – Le Ministère, Montreal
23 Oct – Baby G, Toronto
24 Oct – Lincoln Hall, Chicago
26 Oct – The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver
28 Oct – Columbia City Theater, Seattle
29 Oct – The Old Church, Portland
30 Oct – Lost Lake Lounge, Denver
3 Nov – Swedish American Hall, San Francisco
5 Nov – The Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles
14 Nov – Pop Up Du Label, Paris
16 Nov – Paradiso Noord (Tuinzaal), Amsterdam
17 Nov – Bar Brooklyn, Stockholm
20 Nov – Silent Green, Berlin
21 Nov – Meet Factory, Prague
23 Nov – Blue Bird Festival, Vienna
24 Nov – Exil, Zurich


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