Clare Teal - Feeling Good
CLARE TEAL "Teal's achieved the perfect meld" **** - MOJO
From presenting her weekly Radio 2 shows, to supporting Liza Minelli, to performing at the BBC Proms, Clare Teal can do it all – which is how her concerts can cover such a huge spectrum of sounds and genres so wonderfully. And although rooted in the jazz traditions of the 1930’s and 40’s, the main focus is on Clare’s interpretations and delivery of some of the greatest songs British songs of the last 100 years. From Ivor Novello and Noel Coward to Annie Lennox and Snow Patrol, the show wends its way through 100 years of pure class.
The two songs that started the whole project were Try A Little Tenderness and A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square “I had always assumed these to be American songs and was fascinated to learn that both were written by Americans and Brits working together”. Add to the mix an uplifting New Orleans take on Ray Noble’s Love Is The Sweetest Thing, a blistering samba arrangement of Moloko’s Sing It Back with Latin percussion. It is to Clare’s credit that all these songs from such wide-ranging eras sit alongside each other so comfortably.
The evening promises to be as varied as it is entertaining, with Clare’s inimitable humour and banter mixed perfectly with uplifting ballads and up-tempo classics, old and new.