Monthly Archive February 2012

 
 

Annual Burt Bacharach Tribute

21. February 2012 • Category: EVENTS • Comments: 1

The great songs of Burt Bacharach performed by a unique collection of fantastic singers with a killer band in a tight, entertaining, two set show. The sold out success and artistic triumph of the gig last year made it an instant annual event at Hugh’s Room - the premiere Toronto showcase for music lovers.

This year powerhouse R&B diva Liberty Silver will bring down the house with A House Is Not A Home. Aaron Jenson, known for his work with acclaimed A cappella group Cadence and his arrangements for the legendary Swingle Singers, will perform God Give Me Strength. Judy Michaels, who gave a memorable performance at the Jack Layton memorial at Roy Thomson Hall, will deliver the anthem What The World Needs Now as only she can. The incomparable Lori Cullen will do one of the greatest songs of all time – Alfie, and Dave Matheson will dust off the rare gem Take A Broken Heart, written for Ricky Nelson. Maury Lafoy will lead us through Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,  and trumpeter Bryden Baird will add a touch of brass to the arrangements. MC Kurt Swinghammer will kick it all off with That’s What Friends Are For, and the stage will be decorated by his colorful portraits of Bacharach. Keeping time will be Mark Mariash, “the Monet of Toronto drummers”

In addition a secret special guest has been confirmed as well. This multiple Juno Award winning artist cannot be named due to contractual issues, but we guarantee the audience will be delighted at the opportunity to catch this celebrated performer in an intimate setting. In all, 21 amazing songs by a terrific collection of performers. Show starts at 8:30 SHARP! It’s currently half sold out and tickets are still available, but reservations are seriously encouraged to avoid disappointment night of. 416-531-6604.