Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hugh Laurie sings

Yes, the actor from House does occasionally pick up a musical instrument on-screen. I remember him in the role of Bertie Wooster in the Jeeves and Wooster series, banging away on the piano much to the dismay of his long suffering valet. But in real life, Laurie is a decent musician, and he's got an album to prove it. 'Music has always been a driving force in Laurie’s life. At an early age, he fell in love with the blues; those gritty, impassioned songs of Leadbelly, Willy Dixon and Robert Johnson stayed with him and inspired him. With Let Them Talk, he pays tribute to the music he loves, putting his own spin on an album’s worth of old blues songs and, from the sound of it, he had a great time doing so.' More...

The album is only available in France at the moment. You can listen to samples of the tracks here. And they're not bad at all.

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