All About Eve: Eve Ferret at Crazy Coqs

All About Eve: Eve Ferret at Crazy Coqs

Ms Ferret and I have history.  Thirty years ago, I used to organise annual compulsory-fancy-dress Christmas parties for the architectural firm I worked for, and Eve sang at most of them usually dressed in the sort of basque and suspenders outfit that, in the pre-Ivy...
Review: The Velma Celli Show

Review: The Velma Celli Show

Taking inspiration from Broadway and the hit parade, Velma Celli’s musical extravaganza hits all the right notes. Velma Celli knows how to make an entrance. The minute she walks in the joint, all could see she was a girl of distinction, a truly big singer. Good...
Review: Tiffany Graves

Review: Tiffany Graves

If you’ve never been to Lauderdale House, you should try it. Here is a cabaret venue almost a world away from the cocktail bars and fleshpots of the West End where, in the words of compère Valerie Cutko, you can enjoy the finest acts over a plastic cup of average...
Review: Peter Straker’s Brel

Review: Peter Straker’s Brel

Here’s a Jamaican singer interpreting the life and works of the Belgian iconoclast and father of the modern chanson, Jacques Brel. Is Peter Straker a great pretender? The first part of Peter Straker’s Brel focuses on telling Jamaican-born Straker’s...
Review: Shelly Goldstein

Review: Shelly Goldstein

Three years ago, Shelley Goldstein achieved YouTube fame with with a pro-gay marriage song. She’s back with a short run in Soho restaurant Sergio’s. Shelly Goldstein has returned to London with a short run of Tuesday night gigs in a packed Downstairs At...
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