Beverley Beirne and her quintet appear on 22 February at the Wildman Studio, Ilkley Playhouse with four of Yorkshire’s finest musicians, Declan Forde (Piano), Simon Read (Bass), Sam Gardner (Drums) and Ben Lowman (Sax) and some great new music.
Beverley Beirne is a jazz singer fast becoming known for her ability to innovate as for her stunning voice, a truly gifted interpreter, she sings a captivating mix of beautifully arranged standards and exciting interpretations from other genres. Beverley's arrangements of well known songs like 'Walk On By' make them her own. She has a wonderful feeling for interpreting numbers into a jazz context yet still keeping the original feel of the song.
After the release of her acclaimed debut album ‘Seasons of Love’ in 2012 Beverley has been singing at a number of top jazz festivals and venues, including Marsden Jazz Festival (2010 and 2013), Callander Jazz & Blues Festival (2013) The Lit & Phil, Newcastle, Seven Jazz, Leeds and Matt & Phred’s, Manchester. This exciting singer is receiving substantial plaudits from the jazz community worldwide and 2014 finds Beverley at the prestigious Pizza Express, Pheasantry this February for her London debut.
'...Beirne possesses a broad, warm lower register and her boldly held sustained notes have something of Nina Simone about them...' Jazz Journal
‘It was a masterclass in singing…a superb singer bewitching us!’ Lance Liddle
http://lance-bebopspokenhere.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/beverley-beirne-trio-lit-and-phil.html (live review)
"Finger Clicking Good! My obsession of the week" BBC Radio York (Jenny Eels)