Keep Colchester Cool invites local faces to provide us with their top ten tracks of all time. There are no rules, some will explain why they’ve chosen particular tracks; other’s won’t. Either way, it promises to provide an insight into what has influenced some of our local heroes over the years.

This time, it’s the turn of Kevin Pearce, who will be returning to Colchester Arts Centre with his band on Thursday 12th November (Details/Tickets are available here). Now usually at this point I would write about Kevin’s career to date but these testimonials speak louder than anything else.

“Track of the Day for Dynamite” Q Magazine
“A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens” The Independent
“Stunning” Dermot O’Leary BBC Radio 2
“Absolutely Beautiful” Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio
“The Finest Songs” Mojo
“As recommendations about music in pubs go, this was a great one“ Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
“Now this I really, really love!” Janice Long BBC Radio 2
“Dynamite is a Classic Album” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Pearce’s delivery, emotional yet mellow, will invite some obvious comparisons to Nick Drake, but its a comparison Pearce can bear, as the material here is of such quality” Acoustic Magazine

Here are Kevin Pearce’s Ten Tracks Of All Time. Enjoy!

Nick Drake – Place To Be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9kHJduya7Y

Can – Vitamin C

The Verve – Already There
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALPTkp-oERk

Arvo Part – De Profundis

John Martyn – Go Down Easy

Yann Tiersen – Monochrome

Tim Buckley – Pleasant Street

Bon Ivor – Holocene

John Lennon – Working Class Hero

The Specials – Ghost Town

Main Photo Credit: Geoff Lawrence.


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