Singer-songwriter has carved her own niche

Regina Spektor’s performance at the De La Warr Pavilion is her only UK date apart from Dublin and Glasgow and The Secret Garden Party Festival so this is one not to miss.

Composing musical depictions of New York life which weave in a series of layered characters, Regina Spektor’s music is a refreshing alternative to the industry status quo.

Straddling the fine line between brilliance and just plain weird, the Russian-born singer has carved her own niche in New York’s anti-folk scene with her quirky vocals and piano-driven pop.

Her music has frequently been used in film and television (How I met your mother, 90210, Grey’s Anatomy, 27 Dresses, 500 Days of Summer).

Trained in classical piano from an early age, Regina Spektor’s introduction to Western pop culture came via her father trading pop and rock cassettes, including those of Queen and The Beatles, during the Soviet Union.

Later exposed to female legends Billie Holliday, Joni Mitchell and Ani DiFranco, Regina Spektor began laying groundwork for what was to become her trademark vocal style.

Written around fictional characters and events, the Regina Spektor discography is infused with literary references from F Scott Fitzgerald, Virginia Woolf and the Bible, to name but a few.

Tickets are £25.

To book call 01424 229 111 or visit www.dlwp.com.