|Posted by kissandtell on August 17, 2014 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
Our show Cocktails with the Diva is going very well. It took a good five shows to feel comfortable with new material in such an intense environment but we're into our final fabulous week at the Edinburgh Fringe.
We've had great audiences and tremendous feedback on Twitter and Facebook. Word of mouth is that this is a clever, funny, entertaining show. This is reflective of everyone except... Fest Magazine.
Here at The Edinburgh Fringe Cabaret (justifiably) ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kissandtell on July 6, 2014 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
Its so exciting!
Jeremy and I have been hard at it - writing songs that is and we have some absolute corkers for our new show "Cocktails with the Diva" which runs 1-24 August at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
New songs include : "The Edinburgh Drag" all about surviving the Fringe, "My Bad Cabaret song" about.. you guessed it... BAD CABARET, "We've been here before" a Weimar spoof about a woman who has lived nearly two hundred years, having had affairs with key artists and politicia...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kissandtell on November 20, 2012 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
October and November have been very busy indeed. We had a sell out show at The Pheasantry and premiered two newly written songs: "Please dont invite me to your Country Estate" about the perils of staying in rambling drafty grand houses and also "A Foreign Affair" about a French Banker's wife who relocated to South Kensington in the wake of Hollande's new tax levy. These songs will be up on the website soon.
Meanwhile here's a pic of myself with the band and...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kissandtell on February 29, 2012 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Our latest video about Fred the Shred was shot in an afternoon at possibly my favourite London restaurant Brompton Bar and Grill. It was inspired by the famous Fred Astaire song One for my baby and one more for the road where Fred, propped at the bar famously says "So I got myself in over my head and I had to get out thats all"
OK so its subtle but damn its good and Jeremy was happy because he got to finish my wine.
I've unwittingly hit the Zeitgeist of the huge ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kissandtell on December 23, 2011 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
Spare a thought this Christmas for the fallen Dictator's mistress shopping alone in Knightsbridge.
"Where have all the Despots gone" was dreamt up in my bed on yet another insomniac-filled night but I realise that's when so many of my fun ideas materialise so I'm just going to have to give in to regularly falling asleep at 3am..
We worked the song in the usual process; I wrote out some ideas; lyrics, th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kissandtell on July 13, 2011 at 11:10 AM||comments (1)|
This Saturday morning (16th July ) at 10.30 am on BBC Radio 4 "Barry in Weimar" will be transmitted through the wireless into millions, um perhaps thousands of unsuspecting homes.
Well who should be a guest on this show but only myself with the wonderful Jeremy Limb at the piano. The recording was made in April and Lord knows why I didn't write about it earlier.
The recording session was done at a friend's house in Belgravia (sorry for the location name drop but it's not ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kissandtell on June 15, 2011 at 11:08 AM||comments (0)|
The 28th of May saw our debut at the Hay Festival . I borrowed a friend's car and drove myself, two authors, a poet and a cat from Kensington to Wales. We listened to Dvorjak, Sly and the Family Stone, Prince and Radio 4.
Our concert went down a storm with about 200 people in the audience we were given a great welcome and a warm reception on stage. I love Hay-on-Wye - The festival was such a buzz, inspriring, exciting and everyone in good spirits. What an atmosphere and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kissandtell on May 16, 2011 at 10:29 AM||comments (0)|
Last Monday I grabbed a coat dress, two bottles of Rioja (present for my host) and missioned it up the A40 to Hay-on-Wye, Trusted Camera man Neil Armstrong at the wheel.
We had one day to film our promo for the Hay Festival where I am performing with my pianist, co writer and general all-round Genius Jeremy Limb (dont tell him I said that).
Tight budget, tight schedule. tight jeans from too much motorway chocolate.
As we arri...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kissandtell on March 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM||comments (0)|
I’m writing to you form Beyt Meri, the mountains above Beirut, Lebanon where I'm teaching a choir to sing and will perform with them in the final concert. This is the wonderful Al Bustan Music Festival - we have top musicians fly in from all over the world to perform; Gaultier Capucon, Valereiy Sokolov, Inva Mula, Nina Kotova and now, Tiblisi State opera will perform Mitridate under the baton of Gianluca Marciano.
Meanwhile news from London is that my CD “Smoke a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kissandtell on February 14, 2011 at 8:49 AM||comments (0)|
Im in lovely Bermuda singing at the festival - opera galas and and a bit of Tosca with Opera a la Carte.
Its finally brightening up and the good news today is that all the Artwork is finished on our new CD "Smoke & Noise" which comes out with Nimbus Records in April- see below ! So we will all have a dip in the rather cold sea then its off to City Hall theatre in Hamilton for our first night and hopefully plenty of Rum Swizzles to follow after.