From Swing to Soul
Thursday 24th May | 8PM | From £20
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"Cabaret stars Diane Horan Hill and Phil Lee-Thomas between them
explore their love of classic song, 'From Swing to Soul', hand-picked
from the Great American Songbook, pop/soul standards, and classics from
the stage and screen, both old and new.
Accompanied by a 4-piece band, Diane and Phil will be joined by special
guests soprano Natalie Rushdie, soul sensation Miles Elliot, and
cabaret superstar Doctor Woof.
Diane is a much-sought after singer on the London cabaret circuit,
specialising in soul and jazz blues. Along with Phil she was a finalist
in the London Gay Big Band's search for a star vocalist in 2014. As
well as a renowned soloist she is also one half of 'Heart & Soul' with
Miles Elliot, celebrating a shared love of soul classics from Motown to
modern funk. Diane also appears on the 2017 Pride in London single,
'The Rest of Us', and the 'Cancer is a Drag' charity single, 'Christmas
Time With You', both alongside Phil Lee-Thomas and a whole host of
London cabaret stars.
Phil is resident singer of Swingcopation Big Band. As an actor he has
appeared as Doctor Alec Harvey in Knee High's 'Brief Encounter', as Joe
Gillis in 'Sunset Boulevard' and most recently in Wild Duck Theatre
London's production of 'The Distance'. He has variously performed at
the Welsh Proms, the Pheasantry Chelsea, California Jazz Conservatory,
the Charing Cross Theatre, Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, the Southbank
Underbelly Festival and on the Trafalgar Square main stage as part of
last year's Pride in London. Phil continues to develop his solo cabaret
shows such as 'The Great Welsh Songbook', and 'Too Marvelous For
Words': The Johnny Mercer Songbook, which was premiered at the Crazy
Coqs in 2016."