EMERGING ARTISTS … 2014
Crazy Coqs, 15th March, 26th April, 7th June, 19th July 2014
Following last years Emerging Artists cabaret, SimG Productions was invited to curate a mini season at the acclaimed Crazy Coqs, introducing new talent from the world of British songwriting and musical theatre writing;
Rob Archibald & Verity Quade, Garry Lake, Jonathan Eio, Ella Grace, Dan Looney, Christopher J Orton, Victoria Saxton, Tim Connor, Andrew Fisher
and BroadwayWorldUK singer/songwriter competition winner
and runner up
With guest singers Jodie Jacobs, CJ Johnson, Kayleigh Stephenson, Greg Castiglioni, Carl Mullaney, Matthew Rowland, Mollie Melia-Redgrave, Kay Hindmarsh, Adele Pope, Ben Fenner, Joshua Tonks, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Rebecca Trehearn, Kelly-Anne Gower, Nigel Richards, Lizzie Rogers, Alex Young, and accompanists James Taylor, Gareth Ellis, Tim Evans, John Gregson, Jacob Markies, George Carter, Cru Fox.
"There are still relatively few avenues for new musical theatre writers to showcase their new work. Thankfully Simon Greiff has recognised this need and created Emerging Artists."
Musical Theatre Review
"exciting showcase for new talent in the arenas of both performance and also creativity … definite potential amongst today’s young composers … and if you care about the future of the genre, it’s well worth attending"
EMERGING ARTISTS … 2013
Crazy Coqs, Monday 11th November 2013
As part of the inaugural
London Festival of Cabaret,
SimG Productions presented an intimate and entertaining evening featuring four emerging British based writers & performers;
(who recently starred as Evita in the UK Tour),
(hot from her success with her one-woman show ‘Almost Epic’),
Stuart Matthew Price
(Tim Williams Award winning songwriter, described as having “one of the best voices around”), and
(recent winner of the coveted Stiles & Drewe Best Song Award). Together they presented new and original work, with the help of guest singers
Tiffany Graves, Dan Buckley, Liam Ross Mills
"Producer Simon Greiff, introduces an evening of emerging artists onto the cabaret scene as a reminder that, in order to survive, the great songbooks must be constantly replenished. Tamar Broadbent’s hilarious comedy numbers … Madalena Alberta’s soaring, passionate vocals … Tim Sutton and Stuart Matthew Price perform their original superlative work."
"the talent on display was both encouraging and extremely diverse … Talent, passion, humour and a sense of adventure summed up these emerging writers, proving that the future of the Great British Songbook is in good hand."
Musical Theatre Review
CHRISTMAS WITH … Friends (2012)
The Battersea Barge, Sunday 16th December 2012
Following last years sell out festive event, the evening was once again hosted by West End leading lady
with special guests
Rebecca Lock, Simon Bailey
on cello and Musical Direction by
As well as festive songs and chat, the evening also played host to a sneak peak of an original song from Simon Bailey’s debut album ‘Looking Up’.
"Christmas with ‘Christmas With...’ is just better. Thank you for another year of wonderfully fabulous cabarets!"
"Thanks for a great night. Christmas started on the Barge!"
"A lovely festive evening with simply glorious singers."
EASTER WITH … The Composers (2012)
The Battersea Barge, Sunday 25th March 2012
Following last years sell-out ‘Summer With the Composers’, SimG Productions introduced
Jake Brunger & Pippa Cleary, Lindsey Miller, Chris Passey
- considered the ‘next generation’ of British musical theatre writers! This unique evening also featured West End vocalists
Liam Doyle, Niamh Perry, Ben Stott
"SimG Productions latest terrific showcase of work by younger musical theatre writers, and he definitely knows how to pick them, too. No single individual does more than Simon Greiff to promote the work of new writers in London; he's a one-man legend. SimG Records has also just released a CD of Sterling’s work, adding to a collection that has also already included collections devoted to the work of Dougal Irvine and others. Greiff is not just sitting there wondering “where are all the new guys?”, but actually finding them and actively promoting them."
Mark Shenton, The Stage
"A great night, I enjoyed it immensely … exceptional talent on display!"
"Amazing songs and performances ... talent by the galleon loads!"
CHRISTMAS WITH … Friends (2011)
The Battersea Barge, Sunday 18th December 2011
To celebrate Christmas and to mark one year of SimG Seasonal Cabarets, friends from the West End gathered together to sing some festive songs old and new, featuring the delights of host
Anna Francolini, Jon-Paul Hevey, Stuart Matthew Price
on cello and Musical Direction by
"I had a really joyful & happy time on the barge. Cabaret was great fun. Can't wait for the next!"
"Being able to attend a SimG cabaret on the Barge is one of the reasons I love living in London."
"Lovely festive evening thanks to SimG."
"Thoroughly enjoyed a very Christmassy evening of songs."
"Fab night at Christmas With!"
ACOUSTIC OVERTURES Album Launch
The Battersea Barge, Sunday 30th October 2011
presented an intimate and informal album launch on the Barge, celebrating his glorious ‘Songs Of’ album with guest singers from the CD and more including
Katie Bernstein, Annalene Beechey, Sarah Earnshaw, Sarah Lark, Stuart Matthew Price, Cassie McIvor
, plus MD and arranger
, and the event was concluded with an exclusive CD signing.
"A wonderfully diverse mixture of songs."
"A must-have for any musical theatre lover, and even for those who aren't."
"This album has something for everyone … wonderfully catchy and easy to sing along to."
"A great debut album from an up and coming musical theatre composer."
SUMMER WITH … (2011)
The Battersea Barge – 14th, 21st & 28th August 2011
Another first from the SimG Seasonal cabarets started with a debut from
with guest friends
, offering an evening of song and chat; then onto a unique evening with The Composers:
Dougal Irvine, Grant Olding, Tim Sutton & Laurence Mark Wythe
(“the bright hopes of British Musical Theatre”), with very special West End guests
Stephen Ashfield, Samantha Barks, Annalene Beechey & George Ure
; then closing the season was
Jack Shalloo & Friends
singing songs from his infectious debut album, with special guests
Gina Beck, Natalie Green, The Loveable Rogues
"Gorgeous night watching the exquisite and hysterical Annalene & Rebecca … fabulous job ladies! If you weren't on Battersea Barge tonight, you really missed out!! Gorgeous evening - worth flying over for!"
"Brilliant music and sung so well ... a lovely evening of new writing, British musical theatre has a bright bright future!! So much talent on board they almost sunk the Barge!"
SCOTT ALAN & FRIENDS
Jermyn Street, Friday 24th June 2011
Following his European debut in Germany, acclaimed American songwriter
flew in to London to sing and chat with some West End friends at a personal and informal ‘one-night-only’ cabaret at the award winning Jermyn Street Theatre. This special unique event sold out within 24 hours of the Box Office going live! The evening featured the superb vocals of
Annalene Beechey, Mark Evans, Ashleigh Gray, Cassie McIvor, Stuart Matthew Price
"Wonderfully moving experience."
"Thank you SimG for arranging this exciting night."
"Truly inspiring – both Scott's music and the performances."
EASTER WITH … (2011)
The Battersea Barge – 17th & 25th April 2011
The second unique cabaret season featured two debuts from two respected leading ladies of the West End:
showcased music from her ‘superb’ debut album ‘Raise The Curtain’ as well as favourite songs from her extensive work on the stage, and joined by West End friends
Rosie Ashe, Michael Jibson, Matt Rawle, Paul Spicer
, and MD
presented a journey through her career to date and was joined by special guests
Caroline Keiff, Ricky Rojas
"Congrats for a barnstorming cabaret debut tonight. Sheen's the Ferrari of musical theatre! Fabulous. A cabaret queen is born!."
"Brilliant production. Ashleigh was amazing! She is one of the greats for sure … fabulous … thank you SimG for supporting Ashleigh like you do & allowing tonight to happen. Another great SimG concert."
ALL THINGS IN TIME Album Celebration
The Battersea Barge, Sunday 13th February 2011
Stuart Matthew Price
presented an intimate & informal evening at the charming Battersea Barge – "one of most atmospheric performance spaces in town" – to celebrate his acclaimed best selling debut album ‘All Things In Time’, to a sold out audience. Stuart was joined at the piano (or guitar) by composers featured on his album
, Dougal Irvine, Grant Olding
Lawrence Mark Wythe
, with special guests
Cassie Levy & Hadley Fraser.
"Price is a leading light-to-be in musicals; just 27, his debut solo album ‘All Things in Time’ is quite superb. In cabaret, he sang songs from the album plus much else … a classy night! … joined by fellow composers Irvine, Wythe & Olding; future of musicals is looking good! We need more people like him to act as such fine ambassadors for new musical writing … Price is an equally impressive songwriter in his own right; a great night!"
Mark Shenton, The Stage
RETURN TO OZ
Waterloo East Theatre, Saturday 29th January 2011
This self inspired musical cabaret show featured songs from
Stephen De Martin’s
new solo album ‘One Voice’ that helped chart his musical journey since leaving his native Australia, in the mid 90s, to today as a member of the ever popular 4 POOFS & A PIANO, set against a musical backdrop as colourful as his wardrobe. Stephen was joined by his special guest and Musical Director
(also from ‘4 Poofs’), and guest vocalist
"Delightful, delicious, delirious without taking his clothes off."
"A hugely versatile voice. Strong, muscular and heartbreakingly tender."
"Oozes charm sophistication and bonhomie all in a quietly camp way."
CHRISTMAS WITH … (2010)
Waterloo East Theatre - 5th, 12th & 19th December 2010
This inaugural Season of unique and distinct Cabarets started with three special Christmas themed evenings:
Annalene Beechey & Glyn Kerslake
offered an enchantingly festive evening of song and conversation with special guest
Rebecca Lock; Rebecca Caine & Nathan Martin
presented work from Rebecca’s acclaimed debut album, with special guest sopranos
Gina Beck & Annalene Beechey; Hadley Fraser & Friends
was a glorious hootenanny of song with special guests
Rosalie Craig, Ceili O'Connor, Stuart Matthew Price
"A truly delightful evening … Annalene has a simply beautiful voice … is there anything Glyn can’t do?"
"Caine’s beautiful Soprano voice, such class … Nathan plays and sings like a dream … I can’t wait to hear more from the Three Sopranos!"
"I loved it! … so refreshing to hear musical actors write and sing music in a style that inspires them. The Sheytoons rock!" B