Liam Hayes & Plush

Early Show

Liam Hayes & Plush

Miss Elle

Fri, March 21, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Liam Hayes & Plush - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Liam Hayes & Plush
“It was surreal,” says the Chicago composer and performer Liam Hayes, about
appearing in the forthcoming Roman Coppola film A Glimpse Inside the
Mind of Charles Swan III. “I haven’t played many gigs on a beach with
a Hammond organ, you know?” Hayes, who has made music under the name
Plush since the early ’90s, was contacted by Coppola after the
director became a huge fan. “I just got so absorbed by his music,”
Coppola recently told GQ (UK) about Hayes and Plush.
The result of this appreciation was Hayes and Coppola making a
soundtrack out of Hayes’ music. “It evolved,” says Hayes. “When we
met to discuss the project we talked about possible songs. We talked
some more, added a few more songs, and I ended up doing the score.”
Hayes also appears in the film performing the tune “So Much Music.”
It isn’t his first time onscreen: In 2000 he appeared in High Fidelity
performing his song "Soaring and Boring". His imaginative, atmospheric,
cinematic style is well suited to movie soundtracks, and his Charles
Swan soundtrack is made up of songs from Fed, Bright Penny and the
forthcoming Korp Sole Roller along with music written specifically for
the film.
Hayes has been making critically acclaimed pop records since 1994, when he
released the single “Three-Quarters Blind Eyes” b/w “Found a Little
Baby”. Considered by many to be a pop classic, it helped to establish
him as a songwriter. In 1998, he released More You Becomes You, a
spare, stripped-down collection of his intimate tunes. In 2002, he
released Fed, a lush, orchestral album. 2009's Bright Penny, an ode
to pop music, was released under the name Liam Hayes and Plush.
Although he emerged from the Chicago indie-rock scene, Hayes is often
compared with artists such as Jimmy Webb, Brian Wilson, Laura Nyro,
Burt Bacharach and Harry Nilsson. Like some of the best folk-pop or
soft soul from the 1960's of 1970's there is a timeless quality to his
Hayes is not the kind of artist who spends all day interacting on
social media. He doesn’t reveal a lot in interviews. He’s not trying
to be cagey or eccentric or elusive, he would just rather keep the
focus on his songs. And let’s face it, mystique is underrated in this
era of over-sharing.
Liam Hayes and Plush plan to announce shows around the film's opening
in February 2013. The albums Korp Sole
Miss Elle - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
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Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002