Following her much-acclaimed, sell-out show at Kettner’s, Emma Hatton brings her unique blend of jazz and soul back to Pizza Express on 1st May to take Chelsea’s Pheasantry by storm, as part of the London Festival of Cabaret.
Currently starring as Elphaba in the West End production of ‘Wicked’, Emma has also been making waves on the jazz scene, releasing a Christmas EP ‘Merry Christmas, Darling’ which reached Number 1 in the iTunes jazz chart and featured a duet with the brilliant Anthony Strong. Her track ‘Mad About the Boy’ is the most downloaded on the London Gay Big Band’s album ‘Brave’, recorded at Abbey Road.
For her new show, Emma is focusing on the singer-songwriters that have so inspired her, including Carole King, Sara Bareilles and Eva Cassidy, to name but a few. Emma’s connection to the genius of their work is what prompted her to make this the theme of her Pheasantry performance. She said “Music is what drives me, I live and breathe it. Some of the songs I’ve chosen for the evening are those that have touched me in such a way that I feel compelled to share my interpretation of them in the hope that I can communicate my joy of their music to everyone.’
Emma will be welcoming two special guests to sing with her when she takes to the Pheasantry on Sunday 1st May 2016. First to be announced is Shona White, currently starring as Alternate Donna in the West End production of Mamma Mia.
Shona’s illustrious career has taken her from her training at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was recently awarded an Associate, through numerous roles in musical theatre and a vast amount of esteemed concert and cabaret work. Her theatre credits include Florence in Chess, Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show, Eponine and Cosette in Les Miserables, Miss Gordon in Merrily We Roll Along and both Sophie and Lisa in Mamma Mia. As a concert artist, Shona has been seen at the Pheasantry, Pizza on the Park, the Royal Albert Hall and as a guest on BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night. She can also be heard on an assortment of albums, including her own, I’ll Bring You a Song.
Thousands have seen Emma star in ‘Wicked’, but this is a unique opportunity to catch the diminutive singer with the powerhouse voice up close and personal, along with her band and special guests, for one night only. Tickets, priced at just £15, are on sale for the 8pm performance – doors open at 6pm to enable
After the announcement of her first guest, Shona White, Emma is thrilled to also welcome the West End’s Andy Coxon. Andy’s many credits include ‘Beautiful’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Sister Act’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Show’. His stunning voice can be heard on the ‘Muted’ album and he also appeared in the much-acclaimed movie of ‘Les Miserables’.