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Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, July 2013


The Crazy Coqs has announced its July 2013 lineup. Full details below!

Eric Comstock & BARBARA FASANO

July 2 - 6

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano whose chemistry has been described as having a little bit of the Astaire-Rogers blend of sex and class,make their London debut at Crazy Coqs with their acclaimed show "Helluva Town: A New York Soundtrack", which celebrates the love/hate affair Comstock, Fasano and most New Yorkers have with their city. Calling it "an intimate, arbitrary, iPod shuffle of our town," Comstock and Fasano won't be singing predictable New York anthems, but rather, will perform an idiosyncratic mix of songs from Broadway and Hollywood, the pop singer-songwriters and the jazz songbook. The wide gamut of writers includes Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hart, Comden & Green, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Horace Silver, Jon Hendricks, Harry Warren, Billy Strayhorn, and Bacharach & David. Comstock and Fasano will perform songs from such Broadway shows as 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises and Golden Boy.

Karen Kohler

JULY 9 - 13

Karen Kohler is cabaret personified. Blessed with a marvellous voice and a keen sense of show business acumen, she has the ability to perform the way the greats did in their heyday" Applause! Applause!

Das Kabarett is Karen's longest running cabaret act - 18 years this summer! A smorgasbord of gems from the 1920s - 60s, it features her signature arrangements of German cabaret songs, French chansons and American standards by artists like Gershwin, Porter, Weill, Brel, Piaf, the Boswell Sisters, Ellington and Coward.

Born in Germany, raised in New York and a Texan for 15 years, the iconoclastic Karen Kohler has won all three major New York cabaret awards - Nightlife, MAC and twice the Backstage Bistro - and has performed in cabarets, concert halls, consulates and embassies across the U.S. and in Europe, England, Australia, India and the Caribbean. As singer and actress, she is known for bridging distinctly different sensibilities and songbooks with art that is as intellectually penetrating as it is sensual and provocative.

Jon Weber accompanies Karen on piano.

StEve March-TORME

JULY 16 -20

Back for a second time to Crazy Coqs, is StEve March-Tormé with his exciting show Snap, Sizzle & Pop! - finger-snapping jazz standards and enduring pop tunes presented in captivating, charismatic style, by a singer whose extraordinary and intoxicating voice both smoulders and electrifies.

Steve, will be accompanied by his jazz trio and will be singing a mix of classic standards such as 'Blue Moon', 'I Only Have Eyes for You', 'The Folks Who Live on the Hill' and 'Glory of Love' and a number of his original compositions. His profound lyrics and seductive vocals together with stories about his personal life, always guarantee to hold a crowd and excite emotions.

StEve March-Tormé, son of the legendary and multi-talented 'velvet fog' Mel Tormé, regularly performs at a wide variety of venues from intimate jazz clubs to festivals and performing arts centers worldwide. He's also now performing two different symphony shows for full orchestras.

Steve Rawlins on piano, Elliott Henshaw on drums, Dave Olney on bass.

Stefan Bednarczyk

July 23- 27

Described as 'one of the most important interpreters of Coward that we have,' Stefan Bednarczyk premieres his brilliant new Noel Coward show at The Crazy Coqs. Concentrating on Coward during the war and post war years, but also including Coward's works from the 20s and 30s as well as some of his lesser-known songs. 'Cowards Verses,' some anecdotes and insights that Bednarczyk has gleaned from his friendships and acquaintances with people who knew and worked with The Master, including Judy Campbell, Sheridan Morley, Wendy Toye and Graham Payn are all part of this engrossing show that has earned Bednarczyk the title of 'Un roi du cabaret' in France.

Bednarczyk is an actor, Musical Director and cabaret performer. His extensive credits as Musical Director include shows at The National Theatre, the Barbican, the Almeida, Hampstead and Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, and most recently, the British premiere of "Boy Meets Boy" at the Jermyn Street Theatre. As a solo cabaret performer he has enjoyed seasons in London, New York and many major European cities. His acclaimed show "An Evening Of Flanders and Swann - originally commissioned by the widows of Michael and Donald - has been seen in America, Australia, the Middle East and Europe - as well as throughout the UK, including 2 sell-out seasons at the Jermyn Street Theatre.


After 9 months of sell out shows and critical acclaim, comedy cabaret chanteuse Miss Hope Springs has a new chili-hot Sunday night show. Original songs infused with Latin America flavours, accompanied by throbbing double bass and burning percussion. Sensual bossa novas, scintillating sambas, down and dirty mambos and cheeky cha cha chas. She continues to delight audiences, while her scandalous showbiz stories tickles them pink on her Sunday night residency.

John Standing SWINGS Cole Porter

Every first Monday of the month, John Standing who is one of England's most respected stage, film and television actors, sings 15 of Porter's songs and tells stories of a life in the theatre and movies.


Every Thursday from 10pm till midnight, Harold Sanditen hosts an open mic evening, which includes regular musicians Michael Roulston on piano and Jonty Fisher on bass. The open mic provides a nurturing environment for composers, musicians and singers to test new work in front of an audience, as well as a great evening of entertainment for audiences, who will have the chance to catch that proverbial 'rising star' or see an existing star, in what is arguably the most beautiful new music room in town.

The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel is located at 20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED. Showtimes: 8.00pm (Tues -Sat) & late show 10.30pm (Fri & Sat); Miss Hope Springs 7pm (Sunday). Ticket price: £30 (StEve March Torme); £25 (Comstock & Fasano); £20 (Karen Kohler & Stefan Bednarczyk). Telephone bookings: 020 7734 4888. Online bookings: UNDERGROUND: Piccadilly Circus.

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