THE soulful sounds of Lee Fields are heading to Live at St Luke’s in January.
You might be thinking of the sound of dogs barking, water rushing or traffic from the Carrigrohane Straight but you’d be wrong.
It is not the beloved Cork walking path that will be the subject matter of the evening performance but the aptly named North Carolina soul singer Lee Fields who will perform his music at the venue next month.
Fields began his career in the late 1960s scoring a number of hits including Bewildered and The Bull Is Coming.
He has performed and recorded throughout the world with his long-time band The Expressions and has worked with soul legends such as Sharon King and Charles Bradley.
He had a brief stint as a real estate agent in the 1980s before he started his revival by focusing on soul and blues in the 1990s when he also dabbled in dance music while working with French house DJ Martin Solveig.
His music has appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Soul Men and in the TV show Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit.
His latest album, It Rains Love, is described as “ music of endless love, of endless hurt, of reverberating kindness and wisdom, of decades and lifetimes' worth of pain alchemized into kindness”.
Fields will take to the stage at St Luke’s on Friday, January 17. Tickets are €26 +plus booking fee and are available from uticket.ie.