Take SA’s ‘king of the keyboard’, Ian von Memerty, put him together with eight of the greatest songwriting piano stars and you have the recipe for a smash-hit, ‘killer’ show!
Why, of the millions of people who play the piano, are there those rare individuals whose music and lyrics inspire for decades?
Ian takes 8 of the great – Stevie Wonder, Noël Coward, John Legend, Irving Berlin, Freddy Mercury, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and Billy Joel – an outstanding octave of pianistic power, and together with driving percussionist Bronwen Clacherty and a sexy thrumming double bassist, Andrew Warneke, shares his love for these iconic creators.
It is an electrifying collection of talent and their musical legacy is unparalleled. Featuring the drama of Bohemian Rhapsody; the swinging cool of I Get A Kick out Of You; the wicked wit of Don’t Put Your Daughter On the Stage Mrs Worthington; the romance of Ordinary People; the showbiz razzle-dazzle of Puttin’ On the Ritz; the groove and joy of Isn’t She Lovely; and the toe- tapping stride of Aint Misbehaving.
Enjoy the virtuosity, the style, the sheer joy of great music and timeless words brought to new life by ‘the James Bond of musical theatre’.