A tribute to a 60s legend, music from jazz greats and a performance by the world’s best known classical performers ensure a busy weekend at Peterborough’s Key Theatre.
With The Wilburys never actually going on tour, perhaps party due to the untimely death of Roy Orbison in 1988, their fans never got to see them all together in a live concert experience.
With that in mind, Paul Hopkins (who plays The Big O) has joined up with five other very talented singers and musicians, who together have formed this incredible Traveling Wilbury Tribute Show (Friday, 7.30pm).
With an easy relaxed style, excellent vocals and musicality and a great respect for each other’s talent, these guys will give you an amazing night of entertainment that will be like nothing you’ve seen before.
Direct from London’s world famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s, musical director James Pearson, and his ‘All Stars’, take to the stage at the Key on Saturday at 7.30pm.
Mixing classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s – such as Count Basie, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Miles Davis – with tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians, police raids, and the mystery bottle of Mumm Champagne behind the bar – this is unique evening celebrating one of the world’s most famous jazz venues, it’s music, and history.
And on Sunday Julian Lloyd Webber will take the audience on an historical and musical journey in which he will give unique insight into not only his life as one of the world’s finest musicians but also as a member of arguably the most influential musical dynasty of modern times.
The backbone of the show and complimenting the chat and clips, he will be joined by his wife and fellow cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and pianist Pam Chowhan to perform works such as Faure’s Elegy, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Music of the Night, Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata as well as works by composers William Lloyd Webber, Philip Glass, Frank Bridge, and JS Bach.