Kiss & Tell Cabaret was formed in 2007 by soprano Melinda Hughes & composer Jeremy Limb. They have performed their up-to-the-minute satirical shows at Crazy Cows Zedel, Pizza Express Holborn, The Pheasantry Chelsea as well as at numerous International Festivals and events such as The Holders Festival in Barbados, The Edinburgh Fringe and the Hay on Wye Festival. Melinda & Jeremy are regular guests on InTune BBC Radio 3 and on BBC Radio London. They have released two albums to critical acclaim can also write bespoke songs.
Melinda Hughes studied at the Maastricht conservatory of Music, The Royal College of Music, London and the Brussels Opera Studio. She toured for two years as the special guest with The Andre Rieu Strauss Orchestra appearing on televison and radio. Opera roles include AIDA (Dorset Opera) Madame Butterfly (Diva Opera, Longborough Opera & CAMI USA) The Countess, Mimi, Fiordiligi, Violetta Gilda, Frasquita, Donna Anna, Pamina & Nedda in I Pagliacci touring Europe. She has given concerts at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, St John's Smith Square, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall and recitals in Germany, Spain, Italy & France. She has performed her satirical cabaret show at Pizza on the Park, Zedel, Cadogan Hall, The Hay Literary Festival, The Al-Bustan Festival Beirut and The Waldorf Astoria & Metropolitan Room in New York. She has appeared many times on BBC Radio 3 In Tune with Sean Rafferty and on BBC Radio 4 with Barry Humphries. She is a contributor to The Final Edition in NY and writes for Spears Magazine.
Jeremy Limb read music at Queen?s College, Oxford, then studied piano at the Royal College of Music. Since leaving the R.C.M. he has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of their Young Artists? Forum concert series; given numerous recitals round the country, and in 1997 won 1st Prize in the 18th Brant National Piano Competition. He works as a freelance musician in various capacities ? soloist, accompanist, sightreader, repetiteur (including English National Opera), as well as arranger and performer of all types of music including jazz/pop. He is also a writer and performer of comedy and is part of the Award winning Act "The Trap"; In this capacity he performs regularly at the Pleasance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he's had material used on BBC1 by Harry Enfield, written & performed on ITV2, BBC3 & BBC Radio 4 and was nominated for the LWT New Comedy Writing Award 1998 for his play Play Wisty For Me, The Life of Peter Cook?. Jeremy has written all the original music for our songs as well as being a miracle lyricist.
Lloyd Evans : Additional lyricist
The poet, writer and Lyricist Lloyd Evans writes for The Spectator Magazine and has had success as a playwright with Who's the Daddy ? (written with Toby Young)