Carolyn Maitland will perform Songs Chosen By You Live at Zedel

West End star Carolyn Maitland will perform an intimate cabaret at the celebrated Live at Zedel, Piccadilly this weekend. The acclaimed performer – who is perhaps best known for portraying Ellen in the West End production of Miss Saigon – has created a unique show, with the set list put together from suggestions on social media.

Maitland – who recently wowed audiences as Sally Bowles in Cabaret – will be joined by some of her London stage colleagues, Marsha Songcome and Kieran Jae.

The show entitled Songs Chosen By You will feature Kris Rawlinson as MD and audiences can expert a variety of jazz, pop and musical twists all under the roof of the stunning art Novo venue.

Carolyn Maitland will perform Songs Chosen by You Live at Zedel on 28 October 9:15pm.

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Acclaimed cabaret star, Tori Scott to make UK debut

Celebrated singer, Tori Scott will make her UK debut this month culminating with a residency at Live at Zedel in London.

Named one of Time Out New York’s Top 10 Cabaret Artists, Tori Scott makes her hilarious UK debut with Thirsty! direct from sell-out performances at The Public Theater, New York. The show celebrates poor life choices and an unconditional love of vodka set to the music of Aretha Franklin, Judy Garland, Miley Cyrus and more. It is a shameless musical journey of slurred autobiographical stories and songs written by other people.

Tori is referred to as a Garland for the Grindr era and has been hailed as “the Bette Midler of the New Millennium” by Provincetown Magazine, “a soul baring singer & sharp comedian” by Huffington Post and “the sound of someone who’s not afraid to show you just how human she is, while her super-human pipes blow you away” by Broadway World.

TORI SCOTT is a New York-based singer, actress, and comedian. In addition to Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, where she appears regularly, Tori has toured her solo shows to Los Angeles, Dallas, San Diego, Provincetown, and most recently as a headliner for RSVP Vacations, where she entertained 2,000 shirtless gay men throughout the Caribbean. Tori regularly headlines the Pride celebrations at Joe’s Pub in New York City.

Tori Scott will be at Live at Zedel, London: 28 July @ 9.15pm | 29 July @ 11pm | 30 July @ 7pm itstoriscott.com

Liza Pulman takes our Sugar Rush Quiz

As one-third of the irreverent singing trio Fascinating Aïda, Liza Pulman is well-known to London audiences for performing cabaret. Following the success last year of her solo Songs of Hollywood show, the talented singer is taking on a new challenge for 2017. Her new show entitled Liza Sings Streisand, sees her singing the hits of the revered film star Barbra Streisand and has been met with rave reviews.

Liza took some time out to take our Sugar Rush Quiz.

What are you currently working on?

I’m having a rest from working on anything for the future because I’ve just opened my Streisand show and my head is spinning.

What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful? 

A lot of amazing friends, perseverance and a lot of support

What is your favourite Book?

The Three Musketeers

What are you currently watching on TV? 

I’ve started watching House of Cards

Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out? 

Cinema

What’s your favourite sweet? 

I’m not a massive sweet person actually. I would rather have cheese.

What did you want to be when you were a child? 

I briefly wanted to be a fish doctor because I had a goldfish, which my father won for me at the fair. We called her Felicity and I remember seeing her floating corpse on top of the water. I was so traumatized by it that I thought perhaps I could do something to save the goldfish. It didn’t last long and then I wanted to be a singer.

What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child? 

I tried to get to my Christmas presents, which I knew my mum had stashed on the very top of some very expensive handmade wardrobes. I hung on the bar like a gymnast to pull myself up to see what was on the top and I brought the entire stretch of wardrobes down. My mum and dad were so unimpressed!

What is your proudest achievement to date? 

At the moment I feel like it’s this show, because I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve done. Probably bigger than that, I learned to drive 18 months ago and I’m 48 and I passed first time, so I think that’s the proudest I’ve ever felt about anything I’ve done in my life.

What’s next? 

More Streisand stuff! We’ve had some amazing reactions so we are definitely going to book up some more. Then I want to do more singing with my band next year.

Liza sings Streisand is at the Crazy Coqs Cabaret on 12 June

Interview: We chat to Liza Pulman about what it’s like to sing Streisand

As one third of the comedy vocal group Fascinating Aïda, Liza Pulman has gained a reputation for presenting exciting cabaret coupled with an exceptional vocal ability, writes Nicky Sweetland.

The group has gained high praise over the last decade for their insightful and irreverent performances, but are currently taking a break, which has enabled Pulman to embark on some extremely successful solo projects.

Last year the ultra talented singer thrilled audiences with her Songs of Hollywood show, but her new foray holds even greater challenges for the self-confessed film fanatic.

Liza is taking on the musical catalogue of the legendary Barbra Streisand and is under no illusion about the level of anticipation from fans.

Liza told me, “The repertoire is a challenge because it’s huge and it’s just me. You can’t do Barbra Streisand without doing some of those big songs. What is so lovely is the range of material that you can pick from and it’s what I really love to do.”

Liza grew up in a theatrical household – her mother is an actress and her father was a writer.

“My musical sensibilities have never been of my generation. I grew up singing music from the 20s, 30s and 40s and I had an act with my sister when we were little called the Pulman Sisters. We would sing close harmony at my parents theatrical parties.”

Like many performers, the icons from her childhood have hugely influenced Liza in her career, but it was with Streisand that she really found affinity.

“As I’ve got older as a singer, I’ve found that vocally we handle repertoire in a similar way.”

In her new show entitled simply Liza Sings Streisand, she has found there is even more similarity between her performance and that of the celebrated star of stage and screen.

“I realised quite quickly that she [Barbra Streisand] is absolutely wrapped up in the DNA of my musical life. What I love about her, as a singer is her bravery and her choices. She has an incredible ability to sing through a phase.”

A six-piece band accompanies Liza, ensuring there is an authentic richness to the sound.

Liza said, “It’s a night packed full of Streisand songs, so there’s a lot of great music and a lot of fun to be had. It’s a night of Joy.”

Ticket for the next few gigs at London’s Crazy Coqs Cabaret are virtually sold out, but you can catch Liza Sings Streisand at other venues around the country.

The show will also return to London in the autumn with engagements at both Cadogan Hall and Wilton’s Music Hall.

You can find all of the details on Liza’s website http://www.lizapulman.com