Torchbearer shows ft Graham J with Ian Elmslie
'Torchbearer' are the stunning new shows featuring the internationally renowned recording artist, jazz noir superstar and male contralto Graham J, accompanied by Ian Elmslie, formerly of award-winning cabaret duo Katrina and The Boy and author of the acclaimed book 'A Marvellous Party', on the piano.
The evening features songs, all traditionally sung by women and drawn from an eclectic roll-call of songwriters, that explore the myriad of joys and woes inherent within relationships, the blissful simplicity and the dreaded complications of love. From off-Broadway to inner city bedsit, from reimagined standards to original compositions, from laughter to tears and everything in between...expect the unexpected.
You can see this unique show on the following dates :
18th Sept : The Crazy Coqs, London, W1F 7ED 22nd Sept : Bar Broadway, Brighton 26th Sept : The Two Brewers, London, SW4 7UJ 30th Sept : Pheasantry, Chelsea, London, SW3 4UT
“Graham J. interacts with the arrangements, at times interpreting the lyrics in such a way that he provides an additional instrumental quality. This is an album of surprises, one which hits you both aurally and emotionally. Cry is a joy to listen to.” Sammy Stein : Something Else Reviews
“Graham J. can hold an audience in the palm of his hand.” Jazz Views
Graham’s unique contralto voice and highly emotive singing have garnered him a large following internationally. Earning him many plaudits from the press. Acclaimed music journalist Larry Flick describes him as having “A gift from God” and praised him saying “You make pop music serious. You’re a real artist”. 2018 was a busy year for Graham. Highlights included performing at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Broadway in New York City. Headlining The Gay Pride Festival in Sitges and performing at Pizza Express in Holborn.
Tickets available online and via the venue.
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