This brand new show features two of the UK’s most accomplished jazz singers, SARAH MOULE and SHIREEN FRANCIS. The Ladies’ individual singing careers have seen them perform sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s Club, the Royal Festival Hall, on BBC Radio 2‘s Friday Night Is Music Night, and in theatres, jazz clubs and festivals throughout the UK.
Here, they come together for the first time to celebrate their musical icons, PEGGY LEE and ELLA FITZGERALD with anecdotes and personal interpretations of their signature songs in a wonderful programme of classic jazz. The Ladies’ exuberant mix of close harmonies and stunning solo work shows why they have all established themselves as jazz singers of the first order. Each brings a contrasting and original take on their chosen repertoire, from the understated purr of Fever and Black Coffee, to the infectious swing of The Lady Is A Tramp and Take The ‘A‘ Train.
‘Makes you realise the era of the great jazz singers might not be over’ Bob Sinfield Jazzfm
‘The excellent Sarah Moule...a great voice and a great talent’ Russell Davies, BBC Radio 2
‘Sarah Moule boasts a stunning vocal spectrum, sweet and salty, tough and tender and hauntingly gorgeous’ Jazz Times USA
“Shireen Francis is a brilliant vocalist whose beguiling performance left me wanting more” - Jazzwise Magazine
"Quite simply, Shireen is one of the best British jazz vocalists of this generation." – Tony Currie, BBC
WITH GEOFF CASTLE ON PIANO. INTRODUCED AND NARRATED BY
ANDREW D. BREWIS*
* at certain performances
Join Gill Manly, a member of the British Jazz Royal family as she performs her brand new hot, sultry and soulful show revealing the incredible lives and careers of R ‘n B High Priestess Etta James and jazz , soul diva Nina Simone.
Described by Time Out as “a singer not lacking in testosterone” she dives right into the songbook revealing the sexiest, bluesiest, most intense collection of songs. Expect all the biggest hits including “Purple Rain”, “You Can Leave Your Hat On”, “Hoochie Coochie Gal”, “I’d Rather Go Blind” ,“Mojo Working”, “ My Baby Just Cares For Me “, I Loves You Porgy “ and “I Put A Spell On You”.
Gill Manly has an amazing voice and is a truly great artist. She has been around on the UK scene for 20 years….she is a soulful and blues diva that has a voice able to move thousands.
"Magnificent" ROBERT ELMS - BBC RADIO LONDON
"The greatest singer I have heard in the last 30 years, a star!" BUDDY GRECO
Her recent sell-out performances left her audience in no doubt:
“Gill has heart, she has soul and she has the best voice you will hear in your lifetime. To experience a performance by Gill is a true privilege that you will never forget.”
“Gill's tribute to the Etta James song book and Etta herself will have you on your feet cheering for more, more, more.”
WITH THE SIMON WALLACE TRIO,
SIMON WALLACE ON PIANO
PAUL ROBINSON* ON DRUMS
*(Nina's last drummer)
“Andrew wowed his audience and fully justifies the comment "You're The Top", this guy is
the tops ..special magic ! Cole Porter tribute
A beautifully paced review featuring the music and lyrics of one of the worlds best-loved
songwriters. Great songs including Night and Day, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Lets Do It and many more are accompanied by an insight into what made this genius tick, from one of the UK’s most accomplished and knowledgeable performers of his work.
Enjoy an evening of wit, sophistication and talent, hosted by pianist and singer Andrew D
Brewis Andrew has performed the work of the master songwriterin top London venues and
around the world, including U.S.A and Cape Town.
“Brewisʼ piano skills are first rate.” The Scotsman
“Great stuff ” Len Goodman
“You’re brilliant” Sir Bruce Forsyth
Andrew D. Brewis who hails from Walton on Thames spends most of the year entertaining
at events all over the world, recently touring extensively in the USA and Africa. Andrew
regularly plays for celebrities either at The Ivy or The Wentworth Club,and is much in
demand on the music circuit. He is delighted to be bringing an evening of music and
anecdotes...celebrating one of the worldʼs best songsmiths COLE PORTER.
“ Its all about the music, the evening will be very lighthearted and fun...I’ll be sharing
some of the stories and anecdotes about my life as a modern day minstrel, I can tell you
its not as glamorous as it may seem ....and about Cole Porter, the man and his music“
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