Following the release of her recent album Remember Us To Life, Regina Spektor comes to Manchester’s Albert Hall as a part of her five date UK tour.
Remember Us To Life marks Spektor’s first album since 2012’s What We Saw From The Cheap Seats which debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Album Chart and her Grammy -nominated theme song You’ve Got Time for the hit show Orange Is The New Black. Remember Us To Life is composed entirely of all new songs recently written by Spektor , a change from past albums when she would record songs written throughout her career. Spektor gave birth to her first child in 2014 and she spent considerable time writing during and after her pregnancy. “I made more art and felt more inspired than I had in a long time,” she says.
Born in the Soviet Union, Spektor began studying classical piano when she was six. Her family emigrated in 1989, landing in New York City , where she continued her classical training, eventually studying composition at the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College where she graduated with honours.
She began writing pop songs in her late teens and made her recorded debut in 2001 with the self-released 11:11, a collection of songs heavily influenced by jazz and blues. Songs followed in 2002 and Soviet Kitsch in 2004. Her commercial breakthrough came in 2006 with her fourth album Begin to Hope, which was gold-certified and included the singles On the Radio, Better and Fidelity which climbed the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Spektor’s fifth album, Far released in 2009 , and sixth album, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats released in 2012 , both debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Album Chart.
Spektor’s songs have appeared in TV shows and movies including Orange Is The New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds and How I Met Your Mother’.
Her most recent tours included her first concerts in her native Russia plus sold -out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City , The Royal Albert Hall in London and two nights at Sydney Opera House in Australia .
Regina Spektor plays at Manchester’s Albert Hall on 10 November 2016.