The UK’s premier jazz chanteuse, CLARE TEAL is slap bang in the middle of mini-pre-Christmas tour….. offering an intimate, though fun-filled festive night out and promoting her latest album – the Christmas collection, ‘Jing, Jing-A-Ling’.
Supported by her usual trio (Grant Windsor, piano; Simon Little, bass and Ben Reynolds, drums) the show features most of the 12 tracks on ‘Jing, Jing-A Ling’, including the catchy title track, the standards ‘The Christmas Song’, ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve’ and the light Latin lilt of ‘December’. Clare shows her skill on the ukulele on the Hawaiian song ‘Mele Kalikimaka’ and her own ‘A Little Whisky’ while watch out for some audience participation on the novelty treatment of ‘The 12 Days Of Christmas’.
The show is beautifully paced and between songs Clare’s anecdotes offer a quirky spin on Christmas. Insightful too are the reasonings as to how much the seasonal selected songs mean to her…. here’s an artist who clearly relishes what she’s doing and cherishes the fact that she’s helping to keep a vital festive tradition relevant.
The album, ‘Jing, Jing-A-Ling’ is out now and he tour’s remaining dates are;-
Mon 9th Dec @ Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SN £18
Tue 10th December – Clare Teal performing at the Royal Albert Hall with Frank Renton MORE INFO TBC
Wed 11th Dec @ Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9HQ £29/£26/£21 , including meal £46/£51/£54
Thu 12th Dec @ Pizza Express, Dean St, Soho, London, W1D 3RW TBC
Fri 13th Dec @ Pizza Express, Dean St, Soho, London, W1D 3RW TBC
Sat 14th Dec @ Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent, CT14 6AB – duo with Grant Windsor £17 in advance / £19 on the door
Sun 15th Dec @ Pizza Express, 32 Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1PS £28
Thu 19th Dec @ The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR TBC
Fri 20th Dec @ Huddersfield Town Hall, West Yorkshire HD1 2TA – guests of the Lindley Band TBC
More info is available at www.clareteal.co.uk