The line-up for New York-based composer/lyricist Scott Evan Davis’ show at The Pheasantry in London’s Kings Road on Sunday has been revealed.
Presented by the UK’s Sunday Show Tunes in collaboration with executive producer Maureen Rejali, the show will feature Davis on piano alongside UK artists Rosemary Ashe, Luke Bayer, Ailsa Davidson, Willy Falk, Ilan Galkoff, Hannah Grover, Joel Harper-Jackson, Stuart Matthew Price, Charlotte Wakefield and Pippa Winslow.
The show will feature music from Davis’ new recording, NEXT, his debut CD, Cautiously Optimistic, and other original songs. The vocal line-up will be joined by cellist Hannah Ashenden and pianist Michael Riley.
Executive producer Rejali commented: “We are thrilled to be bringing Scott across the pond to debut his latest album, NEXT. We have been a big supporter of Scott’s work and have always admired the emotional journey he shares with his audience. It’s thrilling to say this event marks the inaugural expansion of Sunday Show Tunes into live entertainment.”
Award-winning songwriter Davis has presented concerts of his work widely across the US, London, Dublin and Australia. His well-received revue, Picture Perfect, made its London and Australian debut in 2013 after sold out runs in New York and Los Angeles. A re-worked musical version played the St James Theatre in June 2014.
Cautiously Optimistic, Davis’ debut CD released in 2012, featured Broadway stars including Faith Prince and Liz Callaway.
Davis has been a resident composer/musical director at Brooklyn Children’s Theatre since 2011. His work with autistic children is featured in the 2014 documentary, Spectrum of Hope, the story of 10 musical theatre students, their families, and teachers as they travel from their special needs school in New York City’s Lower East Side to compete in the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, where they performed Aladdin. With them, Davis composed the musical, A Powerful Day.
Popular Surrey-based internet radio show Sunday Show Tunes was created by Paul Branch two years ago to cater for musical theatre fans. The show broadcasts live every Sunday online from 4-6pm.