Award winning Clare Teal - The Divas & Me UK Tour.
(Published: September 24, 2013)
Our very own Queen of Swing and top jazz singer Clare Teal should need little introduction after over a decade frequenting the National and Jazz charts and filling theatres the length and breadth of the country.
The Divas and Me, celebrates the music of her heroines, the leading lights of the jazz and big band world paying homage to Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Doris Day and many of their illustrious contemporaries.
Clare demonstrates the influence these characters have had on her own acclaimed catalogue of work. Known for her knowledge and love of the Great American Songbook and more recently The Great British Songbook. With wit and warmth Clare tells outrageous anecdotes of their extraordinary lives and points to the future of Diva-dom with a few relevant originals and more modern day covers.
Her much loved band is led by pianist and musical director Grant Windsor. A not to be missed evening of Feel Good music, inspired by the greats and played by the best.
Multi award winning Clare, who hosts two weekly Radio 2 programmes, formed her own label MUD Records in 2009 releasing three critically acclaimed albums "Live At Ebenezer Chapel", "Hey Ho" (a celebration of the Great British Songbook) and "And So It Goes" and is now poised to release her long awaited first ever Christmas record "Jing, Jing-a-Ling" from which she will be highlighting songs at December shows as part of her annual "Festive Fiesta!"
Clare continues to travel the world performing her unique blend of old school swing, original material and contemporary covers hither and thither delighting audiences wherever she goes, refreshingly down to earth Clare's mantra "life's too short to wear uncomfortable shoes" keeps her sure footed as ever and well on the road to becoming one of the best performers on the live music circuit.
You can see Clare on tour in the UK at the following venues with more info available at www.clareteal.co.uk
Sat 28th Sept @ Cast, St James Leisure Centre, 72 Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU, with The Big Band £18
Sun 29th Sep @ Queen's Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT £20/£18/£15.50 Concs
Sat 5th Oct @ Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ £23 / Under 18's £11.50
Fri 11th Oct @ The Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7NE £14.50, £13 (concs)
Sat 12th Oct @ Rope Tackle Centre, Shoreham - by Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG - duo with Grant Windsor £18 Conc £16
Sun 13th Oct - Rose Theatre, Kingston, KT1 1HL performing with the BBC Big Band -
http://www.rosetheatrekin... £15 - £26
Mon 14th Oct @ Bewdley Festival, Worcestershire £20
Sun 20th Oct @ Stratford Music Festival performing with MYJO - http://www.stratfordmusic...
Thu 24th Oct @ Leatherhead Theatre, Surrey, KT22 8DN £18.50
Fri 25th Oct @ The Pheasantry, Pizza Express, Chelsea, London, SW3 4UT - duo with Grant Windsor £25
Sun 03rd Nov @ Radlett Centre, Herts, WD7 8HL £18 / £17 (conc.)
Fri 15th Nov - Clare Teal will be performing at the London Jazz Festival - http://www.londonjazzfest...
Sun 17th Nov @ Tithe Barn, Cheltenham Road, Bishop's Cleeve, Glos, GL52 8LU - duo with Grant Windsor £25
Sat 23rd Nov @ The Flavel Centre, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9ND - duo with Grant Windsor £16.50
Sun 24th Nov @ Hideaway Streatham, London SW16 2ED http://www.hideawaylive.c...
with Big Band £15
Clare's legendary Festive Fiesta
To coincide with the release of Clare's brand new Christmas Album "Jing, Jing-a-Ling", and with the holiday season rapidly approaching, why not enjoy an evening out
and take a relaxing, retro journey into the intriguing and uplifting world of Clare Teal's Festive Fiesta - a unique blend of seasonal swing, cheeky retro grooves
and a smattering of cozy fireside ballads to add a little romance.
Clare and her exceptional band invite you to a fabulous 1950s themed cocktail party of sounds and songs made famous by the likes of Peggy Lee,
Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald plus lesser known standards and brand new originals, all delivered with her inimitable style
and flair plus a huge dollop of down to earth charm.
This is one of the funniest and most entertaining Christmas concerts you will find.
Wed 04th Dec @ Town Hall, Chipping Sodbury Bristol BS37 6AD £20
Thu 5th Dec @ Chapel Arts, St.James's Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1QR - Festive Fiesta £25 (£27.50 on door)
Fri 6th Dec @ The Sands, Palatine Buildings, Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 4TQ £39.99, including 3 course meal
Mon 9th Dec @ Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SN £18
Tue 10th December - Clare Teal performing at the Royal Albert Hall with Frank Renton MORE INFO TBC
Wed 11th Dec @ Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9HQ £29/£26/£21 , including meal £46/£51/£54
Thu 12th Dec @ Pizza Express, Dean St, Soho, London, W1D 3RW TBC
Fri 13th Dec @ Pizza Express, Dean St, Soho, London, W1D 3RW TBC
Sat 14th Dec @ Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 6AB - duo with Grant Windsor £17 in advance / £19 on the door
Sun 15th Dec @ Pizza Express, 32 Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PS £28
Thu 19th Dec @ The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR TBC
Fri 20th Dec @ Huddersfield Town Hall, West Yorkshire HD1 2TA - guests of the Lindley Band TBC
More Information: http://www.clareteal.co.uk