A Couple of Swells
Sunday, 23 June 2024
St Jude on the Hill
Fascinating Aida’s Liza Pulman teams up with acclaimed musician and singer, Joe Stilgoe, in a vibrant and entertaining evening of classic songs and wit, virtuoso piano playing and exquisite vocals. Liza and Joe collaborated during lockdown on the beautiful Memphis In June and Bye Bye Blackbird, resulting in many requests to play live together and the creation of this show – a magical musical pairing in an evening of some of the best music ever recorded. All That Dazzles declared that ‘they both have an uncanny knack for injecting a dose of humour into the mix with the two resembling a highly polished double act’.
Liza’s 30-year career has encompassed music, theatre and comedy, from Glyndebourne Opera through West End musical theatre. She is one-third of the British satirical comedy group, Fascinating Aida. Joe Stilgoe is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter, known for writing songs that feel like classics, and adapting classics so they sound like they’ve just been written. Joe’s career extends across theatre, TV and radio and he’s a regular on Radio 4.
Tonight’s programme includes songs by Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, Joe Stilgoe, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and others.