Jarvis Cocker to perform Wireless Nights Prom

BBC Proms 2015 logo

BBC Proms 2015 logoSinger-songwriter Jarvis Cocker will perform alongside the BBC Philharmonic at a special Wireless Nights Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.

Taking place on Thursday 10 September in collaboration with BBC Radio 4, the event is based on the musician and broadcaster’s BBC Radio 4 series Wireless Nights. In the show Jarvis explores the human condition after dark.

The event will see Jarvis perform alongside the BBC Philharmonic including songs by Tim Buckley, Echo and the Bunnymen, and the Beatles.

An eclectic mix of music from the likes of Bach, John Williams, Saint-Sa?ns, Wagner and Debussy will also be performed.

Commenting, Jarvis said: ‘Ahoy there, Captain Jarvis Cocker here, inviting you to a special Wireless Nights Prom, on 10 September. For one night only, the Royal Albert Hall will be transformed into a gigantic diving bell, taking us on a voyage to the bottom of the sea, a voyage to the bottom of ourselves.

‘Joining me on board we have a champion free diver, a giant squid hunter, two men called Roger, psychologist Carl Jung and the BBC Philharmonic.’

The Wireless Nights Prom, in collaboration with BBC Radio 4, is the last of a series of special Late Night Proms.

Visit bbc.co.uk/proms for tickets.

PRS for Music recently presented Jarvis and the other members of Pulp with a heritage award at The Leadmill, the venue for their first gig in Sheffield. Check out the story behind that first show.