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Matthew Herbert, British Council 75th anniversary concert, Barbican | reviews, news & interviews

Matthew Herbert, British Council 75th anniversary concert, Barbican

Matthew Herbert, British Council 75th anniversary concert, Barbican

Band leader takes well-meaning birthday party by storm

Matthew Herbert, band leader extraordinaire
Before Matthew Herbert’s triumphantly anarchic appearance in the second half, stiflingly good taste ruled at last night’s concert at the Barbican. Middle-aged suits were out in force to celebrate the British Council’s 75th anniversary and a comfortable faith in liberal values permeated the hall, and the bill.
Before Matthew Herbert’s triumphantly anarchic appearance in the second half, stiflingly good taste ruled at last night’s concert at the Barbican. Middle-aged suits were out in force to celebrate the British Council’s 75th anniversary and a comfortable faith in liberal values permeated the hall, and the bill.

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