.Tickets are on sale for the Claire Martin and Liane Carroll Benefit Concert on 4th March at St George’s Church, Kemp Town in Brighton. “Double Standards – an evening of jazz and joy” in support of the Appeal, will start at 7.00pm and finish at 9.00pm, though the cash Bar will remain open and audience members are welcome to stay, make music and socialise. Doors will open at 6.30pm. Local a cappella group Women of Note and feminist punk band Siren, will open the concert. Siren will provide the first ever public performance of their new “Song for Mary”. Tickets via Eventbrite (double-standards-4mar.eventbrite.co.uk/ ) or from Resident in Kensington Gardens, Brighton.
The MC will be comedian Zoe Lyons and writer and broadcaster Simon Fanshawe will Appeal for funds.
Claire and Liane will sing numbers by Waits, Mitchell and Bennett skilfully mixed with stylish reworkings of lesser known classics and new original material. The two friends will provide some seriously swinging music.
These internationally acclaimed singers and their performances have been described as:
“Worldclass’” – The Times
“Faultless” – London Jazz News
“An evening of musical fireworks that excites and delights.” – Musical Theatre Review
“Liane Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz, she is jazz.” – MOJO Magazine
“Claire Martin ranks among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet”. – Jazz Times USA