Lorna Luft and Gary Williams to Play the Crazy Coqs, Dec 2013

The Crazy Coqs December schedule brings back two very popular artists to The Crazy Coqs. The versatile and vibrant Lorna Luft with her new show Back in Business (December 3-7 and 10 - 14) and the talenTed Gary Williams with his show A Swingin' Christmas (December 17- 21). On December 31, the comedy cabaret chanteuse and very popular Miss Hope Springs will be seeing in the New Year with her New Year's Eve Soiree. Scroll down for more details!

Lorna Luft

BACK IN BUSINESS

DECEMBER 3-7 & 10-14

After her sell-out week earlier this year, Lorna Luft returns to The Crazy Coqs with a new show Back In Business, singing some popular standards, songs from her mother's catalogue and holiday favourites. Lorna will take her audience on her journey through The Great American Songbook, from Irving Berlin to Harold Arlen and many of the legendary composers and lyricists who have influenced her throughout her life.

Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft's acclaimed career has encompassed virtually every arena of entertainment. Lorna began her career at the age of eleven on her mother's TV show and has flourished ever since. A celebrated live performer, stage, film and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy nominated producer, she continues to triumph in every medium, with critics labeling her one of the most vibrant, versatile and exciting artists on the stage today. ??From her early work with her mother to spectacular concert performances, acclaim on Broadway and on television, Lorna proves again and again that she is a stellar entertainer and humanitarian, proudly carrying the torch of her family's legendary show business legacy

Lorna is joined by her husband Colin Freeman on piano

Tickets: £30.00

GARY WILLIAMS

A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS

DECEMBER 17 -21

Returning to the Crazy Coqs after this year's sell-out run, star of the West End's 'Rat Pack' Gary Williams invites you to a "A Swingin' Christmas".

Join us for an old fashioned Christmas, just like the ones we used to know! Take a sleigh ride with Gary and pianist Matt Regan and celebrate in style with festive favourites from Andy Williams, Mel Tormé, Nat 'King' Cole and Frank Sinatra. Packed with the all time holiday classics like Let It Snow, White Christmas, White Christmas, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and many more.

Gary Williams has performed as a soloist with leading big bands and concert orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Melbourne Symphony, the BBC Big Band, Ireland's RTE and the Lahti Sinfonia Finland. He toured the UK in 'The Legend of Sinatra' and in the tribute to the music of Fred Astaire, which was presented by his daughter Ava. As a headline act on the world's luxury cruise liners, he has visited over 60 countries. His recent album paying tribute to Sinatra was Jazz FM's Album of the Week and has been released in Japan. His "best of" CD (featuring highlights of his Abbey Road recordings), prompted Oscar winning lyricist Don Black to say, "In a world of Pop Idol mediocrity Gary Williams shines like a dazzling beacon". www.garywilliams.co.uk

Tickets: £20.00

MISS HOPE SPRINGS

'NOW IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME'

SUNDAY NIGHTS in DECEMBER

The season of mistletoe and sequins are upon us, as Crazy Coqs' resident comedy cabaret chanteuse Miss Hope Springs and her musicians brings the most Hollywood of Christmases and a unique all-original festive repertoire. There will be cheery Cha Cha Chas, snow-dusted Sambas and a heavy frosting of schmaltz. After the show a specially chosen soundtrack of sparkling vintage greats will have you relaxing late into the night...

SUNDAY DECEMBER 29

As well as her famous New Years Eve Party on the 31st December, Miss Hope Springs is performing a special one off pre New Years Eve show on Sunday 29th Dec. A gorgeous faux New Year's Eve party for those who can't get out of doing something else on the real one. There will be two sizzling sets of Hope's acclaimed original songs performed live at the piano with her band...with a special faux New Years Eve flavour.

NEW YEARS EVE

Following last year's sold-out New Year's Eve Soirée at The Crazy Coqs, Miss Hope Springs will again be in residence on 31st December this year to commemorate the passing of the last twelve months and welcome in 2014.

There will be two sizzling sets of Miss Hope's acclaimed original show songs performed live at the piano with her band and sprinkled liberally with seasonal seasoning. Add a pre-show dinner at Brasserie Zédel, complimentary canapés, a half bottle of Champagne, and dancing until the early hours, and you have the perfect way to welcome in the New Year! Show starts 10.00pm Tickets £75 and £95 (includes £25 towards dinner at Brasserie Zedel)

OPEN MIC EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT

Every Thursday from 10.30pm 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.

Tickets £5.00

The Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zedel is located at 20 Sherwood Street, London W1F 7ED. Shows run at 8.00pm (Tues -Sat) 7.00pm Sundays. Telephone bookings: 020 7734 4888; Online bookings: wwwcrazycoqs.com. UNDERGROUND: Piccadilly Circus.

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