Neil Cowley

Thu 27 April, 20:00
£16 + BF

BBC Jazz-award-winning pianist Neil Cowley takes to the Grand Junction stage to celebrate the launch of his new album, Battery Life – to be released on 24 March 2023.

Since disbanding his eponymous trio and becoming a solo artist in 2018, Cowley introduces ambient, electronic and neoclassical music elements into his sound, establishing himself as an esteemed pianist, composer and producer.

In 2021, Cowley released his first solo album Hall of Mirrors, which features piano arrangements filtered through a prism of production tricks. The album received support from Clash, Mojo and Uncut, and radio plays from BBC 6 Music, Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 3. Cowley has recently announced his newest follow-up album Battery Life.

With a unique visual backdrop of vintage TV sets, Cowley inhabits his personal musical playspace on stage surrounded by keyboards and electronics, in a captivating display of artistry and showmanship. We can’t wait to see Cowley takeover our atmospheric nave.

General admission tickets: The concert will have unreserved seating/standing areas. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.


“Like slow-motion hymns, working within deliberately constricted melodic phrases but always wringing out a quiet grandeur and a beautiful sadness”

The Guardian

“A voyage into a wider world of atmospherics. Exquisite”


“Battery Life is an album of abstract memories and stolen excerpts. It is my perception of the past before the detail is filled in. Blurred pictures, strange details, a feeling, a smell and above all the freedom to redefine the past at my whim. In an age where we are able to archive virtually any amount of life experience at the press of a button, it calls into question the value of a memory, both undetailed and detailed.”

Neil Cowley

Date: Thursday 27 April 2023

Start Time: 20:00

Doors: 19:00

Support Act, Maria Chiara Argiro: 20.00

Neil Cowley: 21.00

Bar:  Open from 19:00. We serve a selection of craft beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.

Length: approx. 2.5 hours

General Admission Tickets: £16

The concert will have unreserved seating/standing areas. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

We recommend pre-booking tickets to guarantee entry. Booking on the door will result in an additional fee of £1.

Venue: Grand Junction is a venue for the community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church. We also have a café serving delicious food overlooking the canal.

Closest Stations: Royal Oak (Circle and Hammersmith & City line) 0.3 miles

Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo line) 0.4 miles

Paddington Station (National Rail services and Circle, District, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City line) 0.9 miles