John Reilly & The Smooth Operators – The Definitive Burt Bacharach Songbook

Date(s) - 06/09/2019
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Abbeydale Picture House
Abbeydale Road
S2 4GB

Britain’s finest song writers and session musicians present a sophisticated masterclass in melody, honouring BURT BACHARACH, writer of one of America’s greatest songbooks for artistes such as Dionne Warwick, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Gene Pitney, The Carpenters and so many more.
Recording artist and singer-songwriter John Reilly (Boy on a Dolphin, Acoustic Angels) fronts this concert with his spiritual and soulful vocals, supported by hand-picked world class session players who usually back artists such as Paul Carrack and Take That. Female vocals are elegantly performed by Miss Rachel Raynor and the Musical Director overseeing this dazzling non-stop parade of classic songs is Canadian pianist and composer Lewis Nitikman.
‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ – ‘Walk On By’ – ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ – ‘Close To You’ – ‘24 Hours From Tulsa’ – ‘Do You Know The Way To San Jose?’ – ‘Alfie’ – ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ – ‘That’s What Friends Are For’……………. Hit after glorious hit !!

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