Patti Boulaye, Cantabile - The London Quartet and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, March-April 2014
January and February have seen sell-out performances at the Crazy Coqs and March and April look set to continue the trend.
In the lineup are: Patti Boulaye (March 4-8); Aaron Weinstein March 11- 15; Marlene VerPlanck (March 18 - 22); Anne Reid (March 25 - 29); John Etheridge & special guests (April 1- 3); Christine Bovill performs PIAF (April 4-5); Domenick Allen and Leigh Zimmerman (April 8- 11); Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe (April 15-19); Amanda McBroom and George Hall (April 22- 26); and Cantabile - The London Quartet (April 29 - 31). Scroll down for details!
MARCH 4 - 8
Following her recent sold out performances at The London Hippodrome and The Pheasantry, award-winning singer and musical theatre star Patti Boulaye brings to The Crazy Coqs her autobiographical show in which she tells her life through songs that have influenced her and songs that she has sung as a West End leading lady. It is a trip down memory lane for this very popular award-winning singer and musical theatre star.
Patti made her West End debut in the musical Hair. She featured in Two Gentlemen of Verona and her first starring role was as Yum Yum in The Black Mikado.
After Patti's starring role in African movie Bisi, Daughter of the River, the biggest grossing African Movie ever made, she came to prominence as a singer winning the British ITV talent show New Faces, where she made history by becoming the only contestant ever to receive the maximum 120 points.
Patti's victory on New Faces led to appearances on stage, film and television, including the starring role in The Music Machine, Carmen in Carmen Jones (The Old Vic and World tour) and Royal Command Performances. In 1984, she had her own series, The Patti Boulaye Show on Channel 4. The eighties saw an increase in fitness awareness and Patti was among the celebrities whose voices featured on the Shape Up and Dance keep-fit albums.
In 2003, Patti produced her West End musical Sun Dance, for which she wrote all the music and which was twelve years in the making. It was hailed as a celebration of the colours and music of Africa, a display of ceremonial dances, rituals and initiation ceremonies, all played out to the beat of African drums.
Musical Director - Iain Vince-Gatt
MARCH 11 - 15
Called "The Groucho of the violin" (Tony Bennett) and "a perfect musician" (jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli), New York City Jazz violinist, Aaron Weinstein has earned a reputation as one of the finest jazz musicians and entertainers of his generation and the successor to such greats as Stephane Grappelli.
For his return shows at Crazy Coqs, Weinstein will swing the Great American Songbook, while presenting his unique brand of humour for which he's been dubbed, "a disciple of Woody Allen" (New York Times) and "the 21st century Jack Benny" (Huffington Post).
As a featured soloist, Weinstein has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Blue Note and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Fresher, Ken Peplowski, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross