Scotland singers celebrate songwriting legend
Wed 27 Dec Article 2mins
Perth Concert Hall has assembled a stellar line-up of Scottish singers and musicians to celebrate the legendary songwriter and pianist Burt Bacharach in a brand-new show Scotland Sings Bacharach.
Stars including Blue Rose Code, Georgia Cécile, Justin Currie, Hamish Hawk, Horse, Karine Polwart and Emma Pollock will join a brilliant big band under the musical direction of Stuart Nisbet to pay respect to the giant of 20th century popular music in a three-venue tour in March 2024.
Scotland Sings Bacharach will be packed with iconic hits, familiar favourites and the odd surprise as the dazzling array of Scottish musical talent put their very own very special stamp on some of the most recognisable and much-loved tunes of all time.
Commenting on how much she is looking forward to sharing the stage with some of Scotland’s finest performers in the limited run tour, award-winning jazz vocalist Georgia Cécile said:
“Having grown up listening to some of the greatest voices of all time - Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick - singing Bacharach's music, I have a deep love and reverence for his work. He was the true master at writing quality pop music that stood the rest of time - songs that are timeless and sophisticated. This concert series is a way for us to celebrate his great work and legacy and I’m so excited to be joining some of Scotland's finest musicians on stage to perform Bacharach’s music!”
Recalling her experience sharing the stage with Burt Bacharach, Scottish singer/songwriter Horse McDonald said:
"What an absolute delight to be part of such an illustrious group of my peers singing these iconic songs. I have opened for Burt Bacharach and it was one of the most joyful meetings of my life. As a songwriter I was in awe just to share the stage with one of the ultimate songwriters of all time. As a singer to have the opportunity to sing these glorious and timeless songs is the ultimate thrill!”
Opens in Aberdeen Music Hall on Friday 1 March before touring to the Usher Hall, Edinburgh on Sunday 3 March, then Perth Concert Hall on Friday 8 March.