31 January 2024
Fifty Shades of Rae
Richard is in the City Varieties Leeds, the scene of a traumatic RHLSTP that he and the audience are still processing. And he's booked another rock star, will they be as much trouble? It's the sublime Corinne Bailey Rae. They talk about the whirlwind of her early success, why on earth she's choose to still live in Leeds, how a teacher crushed her dreams of playing classical violin, her forays into Christian Rock, why she called her first band Helen, exposing emotion to write music that even touches Richard's dead heart, being expected to carry on producing happy music in the face of tragedy and the genius of her latest eclectic album Black Rainbows. It's another absolute classic episode.