Hem's Dan Messé Tapped For Broadway Adaptation Of Academy Award-Nominated Film, 'Amélie'

Four years into the production process, Dan Messé (of NY-based collective Hem) took to the band's Facebook page to announce his involvement in the Broadway adaptation of the beloved and Academy Award-nominated film Amélie.

Given his expertise in the field of composing, it's no surprise that Messé had been commissioned to take on the project. Shortly after Hem completed music for the Public Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in Central Park, Messé was approached by a team of producers to bring his unique style to their forthcoming project.

Fans of Hem and Amélie will appreciate the new score.  "There's a real osmosis that goes on between the two projects. I think that Hem fans will definitely find a lot to love in this score. And vice versa, Amélie fan will hopefully discover Hem. I hope that new audiences discover the band," says Messé.

Read more in the Paste article HERE.

In the coming weeks, Hem will be doing a handful of dates to support the release of their fifth full-length album, Departure And Farewell (Available HERE).  Dates below.  

Listen to "Tourniquet" from 'Departure And Farewell':

HEM Tour Dates:

Saturday, 9/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Sunday, 9/15 - San Francisco,CA @ Great American Music Hall
Tuesday, 9/17 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre
Wednesday, 9/18 - Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater



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