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Elvis Costello & The Imposters
He is perhaps best known for his performances with The Attractions and The Imposters. However, he has also entered into acclaimed collaborations with Burt Bacharach, The Brodsky Quartet, Paul McCartney, The Charles Mingus Orchestra, record producer and songwriter T Bone Burnett, Allen Toussaint and the Roots.
During his career Costello has received several prestigious honors, including two Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting, a Dutch Edison Award with The Brodsky Quartet for ‘The Juliet Letters’, the Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Award, a BAFTA for the music written with Richard Harvey for Alan Bleasdale’s television drama series G.B.H. and a Grammy for ‘I Still Have That Other Girl’ from his 1998 collaboration with Burt Bacharach, ‘Painted From Memory’.
Elvis Costello was commissioned by The Royal Danish Opera to compose an opera based on the life of Hans Christian Andersen. ‘The Secret Songs,’ a “work-in-progress” cycle extracted from the opera, was given its first performance in Copenhagen in October 2005 to an appreciative audience response and enthusiastic reviews.
Costello embraced the role of talk show host with the launch of his internationally acclaimed music series Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…. Premiering in December 2008, Spectacle was a compelling blend of the best of talk and music television that offered a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the creative process. The program’s two seasons saw an eclectic and extraordinary array of guests – including Sir Elton John, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen and President Bill Clinton – join Costello to chat, perform and share their passion for all kinds of music.
In May 2011 Elvis Costello and the Imposters reunited for the Revolver Tour. The LA Times praised Costello’s 2-night performance at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre as “the kind of uniquely invigorating experience that warrants a buzzword all its own: inspiring
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