Troubadour Theatres Limited WEMBLEY PARK THEATRE

Live @ Studio 5ive

 

Studio 5ive is proud to present a series of live entertainment taking place within the restaurant on Wed-Sat evenings.

Ticket holders will receive a two-course meal, followed by a performance within the stylish restaurant surroundings.

To see a copy of the sample menu please click here


About the Performers

Flight of the Dodo

 

Flight of the Dodo is a London based music curation agency providing entertainment and design for live events. The Dodos are carefully curated with a collection of eclectic and diverse music that caters to a varied audience.


9th January
Dodo Duo performs exclusively female led music (set list sung by and/or written by women).


16th January
Dodo Trio performs a curation of Motown music showcasing cultural diversity.


23rd January
Dodo Trio will perform exclusively female led music (set list sung by and/or written by women).


30th January
Dodo Jazz will be performing stylistic jazz interpretations of contemporary music.

 


Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw’s most iconic show celebrating the great singer-songwriters from Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Carol King and Stevie Wonder to Elton John, David Bowie and Amy Winehouse. Original songs of Ian’s also feature.

Ian has been described as one of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz singers that the UK has produced, as well as being a talented pianist, song writer, presenter and record producer. Twice voted “Best Jazz Vocalist” at the prestigious BBC Jazz Awards, the recorded output of the London based singer and consummate showman includes three US releases. His most recent album, “Shine Sister Shine” (his second for the Jazz Village label) has received glowing reviews from the press and audience alike. His solo shows and performances with his regular piano trio become ever more popular but he is also much in demand as the featured soloist with big bands and orchestras both in the UK and internationally. A regular headline draw at London's iconic Ronnie Scott's (he presents their worldwide radio show also), Shaw has regularly toured the US, Canada, Australia, the Far East as well as all across Europe.

'a brilliant vocal chameleon . . . there’s actually more heart in Ian Shaw’s cleverness than in many singers who wear their hearts conspicuously on their sleeves' -The Telegraph

Sara Dowling with the music of Ella Fitzgerald  

Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability.

Singing the music of Ella Fitzgerald comes Sara Dowling, with piano and double bass accompanists, is now recognised as one of the U.K's leading jazz vocalists and has just been awarded “Best Vocalist” in the 2019 British Jazz Awards.

She is a regular performer at Ronnie Scotts and the 606 Club and enjoyed a sold out concert in her 2019 Jazz Divas Series at The Pheasantry singing the music of Judy Garland; a concert she will present on January 28th At The Crazy Coqs.

She is becoming known for her interpretations of classic ballads, leaving audiences spell bound, as well as the energy and vigour with which she tackles the up tempo standards from the American Song Book.

Her distinctive voice owes much to her Irish father and Lebanese mother, surrounded by the records of her father's jazz collection and the chant like voices of Lebanese singers. Sara's album From Shadows Into Light received a five star review from Jazz Journal.

'Her voice has all the qualities that you find in the great singers' – Guy Barker

The Nat King Cole Songbook

With James Hudson and Nick Fitch

 

BGB are proud to present this exclusive concert fronted by sought-after jazz vocalist James Hudson, featuring the iconic songs of American jazz icon, Nat King Cole

Since featuring as the male vocalist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, James has recorded his debut album (set for release in Summer 2020) and performed to sold-out crowds at Ronnie Scotts’ Jazz Club, Pizza Express Dean St, Hôtel de Paris (Monte Carlo) and other top venues across UK & Europe. 

Joining James will be in-demand guitarist and musical director Nick Fitch (Claire Martin, Tina May, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Lee Mead, Hamilton, Book of Mormon, 42nd Street, BBC Radio 2’s Sound Of The 60s) 

Fresh from a sold-out show at Pizza Express Soho, James and Nick will be performing timeless jazz standards from Nat’s Songbook, including “Smile”, “L-O-V-E”, “Route 66”, “Unforgettable” and much more. 


The London Django Collective

With Giacomo Smith

 

London Django Collective was born out of the desire to create a local and innovate forum for musicians influenced by the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt. The Collective remains in the spirit of Django, whilst pushing the genre of ‘gypsy jazz’ in London forward into a modern sphere.

Giacomo Smith is the leader of the Kansas Smittys House band and is one of the most in demand clarinet players on the London and global jazz scene. Expect an evening of musical fireworks with this exciting combination.

Giacomo Smith - clarinet 

Harry Diplock - guitar

Robin Katz - guitar

Pete Thomas - bass

 

More information on the band:

www.londondjangocollective.com

https://youtu.be/PJqxmoDgr0U

https://open.spotify.com/artist/13oszIRSP1NOLw3MQGkCiQ?si=XJIbixTNQDGf_h0HumPz5w


The Dolly Show

It is with great pleasure we welcome to Studio 5 the multi-award-winning Australian singer and comedienne Kelly O'Brien as Dolly Parton.

Described as ‘the best in the world' by the BBC and voted the No. 1 Dolly Parton tribute by the Agents Association of Great Britain, this lady is supremely talented.

Kelly is a brilliant vocalist who has performed as Dolly all over the world for almost 10 years.

She looks like Dolly, she sounds like Dolly and she's as funny and witty as Dolly.

This intimate piano show is sure to be a sell-out, as Kelly brilliantly recreates the vitality and voice of the little lady from Tennessee.

The show features hits: Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream and the biggest selling single of all time by a female artist - 'I will Always Love You'.

You can even have a chat with the little lady herself.

“Unlike any tribute show you know. She’s the Fortnum and Mason of tributes.”


Miss Hope Springs

Comedy cabaret chanteuse down on her luck highly medicated ‘recovering showgirl’ Miss Hope Springs plays the piano and sings songs from her all-original repertoire and recounts tales from her Ritz-to-the-pits showbiz life. You’ll hear hysterical stories interspersed with songs about her various paramours from Liberace to Barry Manilow, and she spills the beans about what it’s like to live with her husband Irving and his hairdresser pal Carlos in a camper van in Dungeness.

Still wearing the sequinned pantsuit and marabou boa she was wearing when she left the Pink Pelican Casino in 1972, Hope brings you her unique blend of finger snapping pop, romantic rhumbas, sassy bossa novas and smouldering torch songs in this  unique ‘laugh-out-loud, move-you-totears show’.

Join Hope as she opens her battered 'suitcase of dreams' to share more magical musical mementos.’

Miss Hope Springs’ music and lyrics written and performed by Ty Jeffries
Winner Best Cabaret Edinburgh Fringe 2019 Broadway World Awards

★★★★★ TimeOut
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★★ BritishTheatre.com
★★★★★ Boyz Magazine 
★★★★★ ‘Darkly comic numbers that would give Tim Minchin a run for his money’ Broadway Baby 
‘The greatest star that never was sings the greatest hits that never were’ Jonathan Ross
'Tragi-comic genius’ Julian Clary
‘Hysterical…A bevy of witty original songs’ The Times