8 Grammy Awards
9 Number One songs
52 Top 10 Hits
More than 500 Compositions
THE SONGWRITER THAT DEFINED 50 YEARS OF POP CULTURE
BURT BACHARACH RETURNS TO THE UK FOR A SERIES OF SUMMER CONCERTS INCLUDING A SPECIAL “A LIFE IN SONG” SHOW AT LONDON’S ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
London Show at Royal Festival Hall on June 26th 2015 will see very special guest artists take to the stage to perform Burt’s legendary hits as he shares the stories behind the songs
Burt Bacharach needs little introduction. In a landmark 50+year run on the charts, Bacharach’s music continues to set industry records and creative standards. Those that have worked with him and recorded his songs read like a who’s who of 20th Century Pop Music - Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin, the list goes on.
A recipient of three Academy Awards and eight Grammy Awards (including the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award and 1997 Trustees Award with collaborator Hal David), Bacharach revolutionised the music of the 1950s and 60s and is regularly bracketed with legendary names, ranging from Cole Porter to Sir George Martin, as one of a handful of visionaries who pioneered new forms of music from the second half of the 20th Century and continued into the 21st Century.
As a live performer, his concerts continue to thrill – in recent years the Daily Telegraph declared they were in the “presence of genius” with The Independent confirming what we all know - that Bacharach really shows everyone “a brilliant lesson in the logistics of modern concert performance”.
Now for 2015, Bacharach returns to British shores. The Royal Festival Hall concert on 26th June will give a rare insight into the man behind the music.
This show will see Bacharach’s work celebrated through the annual A Life In Song Series, who have previously paid tribute to Sir Tim Rice, Don Black, Tony Hatch and David Arnold amongst others. Not only will Burt perform, but special guest artists will take to the stage to perform his most loved songs to the backdrop of an orchestra as Burt shares anecdotes behind some of the most popular songs of the 20th Century.
Bacharach will be performing with his full band and an orchestra at the Manchester Bridgewater Hall (30 June), Birmingham Symphony Hall (1 July) and Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre (5 July). The other concert dates are the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (3 July) and Bristol Colston Hall (8 July).
Burt will perform some of his greatest and unforgettable hits, including The Look Of Love, I Say A Little Prayer, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head and (They Long To Be) Close To You. Along with Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon, Bacharach is a legend of popular music.
Bacharach’s global audiences span several generations, and he is viewed as the unique combination of one of the greatest composers of all time and the ultra-cool cult hero of the contemporary music set who often has several songs on various music charts in many countries simultaneously.
Burt Bacharach 2015 UK Concert Dates
26 June London, Royal Festival Hall £100-£45 *
30 June Manchester, Bridgewater Hall £70-£45 *
1 July Birmingham, Symphony Hall £70-£45 *
3 July Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall £45 - £34.50
5 July Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre £65-£27.50 *
8 July Bristol, Colston Hall £45 - £39.50
* shows are with orchestra
Dan Deacon and Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications
VIRTUOSO VIOLINIST NIGEL KENNEDY PERFORMS ‘THE NEW FOUR SEASONS’ & ‘THE ENGLISH COLLECTION’
TOUR COINCIDES WITH THE RELEASE OF ‘THE NEW FOUR SEASONS’ ALBUM
24 January - Bristol, Colston Hall
26 January - Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
27 January - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
29 January - London, Royal Festival Hall
31 January - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Maverick violinist Nigel Kennedy will perform a new interpretation of his ground breaking 'Four Seasons’ next January, as well as his own critically acclaimed compositions ‘The English Collection’.
Following on from his Guinness world record-selling album of ‘The Four Seasons’ in 1989, Kennedy now presents ‘The New Four Seasons’ – a new album reinventing his original work, and he now prepares to perform the album live across the UK. Never being one to adhere to convention and always pushing the boundary, Kennedy will take audiences on a journey with his own extraordinary flair, whilst keeping the original ‘Four Seasons’ at it’s root.
The first half of the shows will also see Kennedy performing his own critically acclaimed compositions ‘The English Collection’. These pieces feature all of the characteristics that have kept Kennedy a household name for over 25 years – melodic charm, elegance and great virtuosity.
Tickets for all the shows except Birmingham will go on-sale on Monday 26th October. Birmingham on-sale soon.
The New Four Seasons + The English Collection
24 - Bristol, Colston Hall
26 - Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
27 - Edinburgh, Usher Hall
29 - London, Royal Festival Hall
31 - Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tickets priced from £29.50 to £44.50 with some seats at £65.00
London priced at £35-£95
www.ticketmaster.co.uk and venue box offices
Dan Deacon and Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications
NATURALLY 7 ANNOUNCE
LONDON A CAPELLA FESTIVAL SHOW
AT THE UNION CHAPEL ISLINGTON
29TH JANUARY 2016
A Capella pioneers Naturally 7 will be returning to the capital on January 29th 2016 to London’s Union Chapel, as part of the annual London A Capella Festival.
Having performed as special guests at the behest of Coldplay and completed world tours with Michael Bublé, Naturally 7 are truly artists in demand.
The group, formed by Roger Thomas in New York in the late 90s, will be bringing tracks from their critically acclaimed 2015 album ‘Hiding In Plain Sight’ to London, having previously wowed crowds on these shores on the Royal Variety Performance, gaining plaudits from none other than Prince Charles.
Their unique style they have dubbed ‘Vocal Play’ have wowed audiences worldwide and their collaborations with not only Bublé, but also Quincy Jones and Ludacris, lay testament to their appeal.
Tickets for the event are on sale now and are priced at £25.
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ORIGINAL R&B SUPERSTARS
ANNOUNCE LONDON INDIG02 DATE
EIGHT MILLION ALBUM SELLING GIRL GROUP TO PERFORM IN LONDON ON MARCH 1ST 2016
On sale Friday 23rd October at 11am
En Vogue, pioneers of 90’s Girl Group R&B/Pop will cross-shores to play a very special show at London’s Indig02 next year.
Fusing style, sophistication, sass and sex appeal, En Vogue have sold over eight million albums to date, including numerous Top 20 US and UK singles and world tours.
Since their debut album, 1990’s smash hit ‘Born To Sing’, En Vogue have gone on to be recognised as having set a standard for female R&B and pop acts such as Destiny’s Child and The Pussycat Dolls.
Now Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron and Rhona Bennett will once again travel to the UK, bringing their classic hits ‘Hold On’, ‘My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonne Get It)’, ‘Giving Him Something He Can Feel’ and ‘Free Your Mind’ with them when they perform at the Indig02 on March 1st 2016, in what’s sure to be an outstanding opportunity to hear one of the best loved R&B acts of the 90s.
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Tickets priced at: £25-£50
Dan Deacon – Deacon Communications
020 3176 6606