I take inspiration from watching classic musicals - an addiction that I've had since I was a child. I've created the "Celebration In Song" shows to celebrate my musical icons.
My first show that I created and performed was "Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers - A Celebration In Song" which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011, and then performed at both the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals in 2012.
I followed this up with my show celebrating my favourite Doris Day movies and songs - "Doris Day at the Movies - A Celebration in Song".
One of my favourite musicals is "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", and so Marilyn Monroe provided inspiration to complete the trio of "Celebration" shows.
Further details available on the "A Celebration In Song" page along with links to my albums.
I grew up watching musicals, and singing along at the same time. My favourite memory of Christmas and New Year as a child was watching "The Wizard of Oz" and "The Sound of Music". This extended to the wonderful musicals of Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers; Bing Crosby; Gene Kelly; Judy Garland; Doris Day and Marilyn Monroe.
And the backbone to all of these wonderful musicals - the composers and lyricists who created timeless songs. George & Ira Gershwin; Cole Porter; Irving Berlin; Richard Rogers; Lorenz Hart to name but a few.
"A Tribute To" is dedicated to the works of these legendary names in the Great American Songbook - with "I Got Rhythm - A Tribute to George & Ira Gershwin" in 2012 and 2015; and for the 2013 and 2014 Edinburgh Fringe - "Anything Goes - A Tribute to Cole Porter". In 2017 I'm performing my tribute to the legendary lyricist Dorothy Fields.
Further details available on the "A Tribute To" page.