IThis 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
An evening of music, song and anecdotes to celebrate some of the world’s most famous songs from The Sound of Music, The KIng and I, Carousel, Pal Joey.……..a treat for lovers of musical theatre ! With live band and hosted by two of this country’s bright young stars, Chris Read and Jessica Radcliffe.
“"Andrew wowed his audience and fully justifies the comment "You're The Top", this guy is the tops ..special magic !
Cole Porter tribute THE SCOTSMAN
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.”
“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“
CHRIS READ : The extraordinarily gifted talent that is the singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Read makes a welcome return to Thames Ditton after a great reception with Chris, Cole and Carmichael. As well as performing overseas around the USA and Europe he has sold out at Pizza Express Jazz Club twice ! This summer he charmed the audiences at The Montreux Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Jazz Festival
JESS RADCLIFFE : A classically trained singer, clarinetist and saxophone player, but always with a sneaking admiration for jazz, Jess joined NJYO, quickly establishing her reputation. Studying at Trinity she worked many venues and in 2014 came to the attention of wider audiences playing Ronnie Scotts guesting with Alan Barnes, and in 2015 at The Hoste of Jazz, Her dubut album “Live at The Spice” shows her on the upward trajectory