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Simon Beck
United Kingdom, London

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Wed
Jun 08
6:30pm

The Pheasantry

United Kingdom, London, 152 King's Road London, SW3 4NX
The Pheasantry
United Kingdom, London, 152 King's Road London, SW3 4NX
Jun 08, 2022 @ 6:30pm
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LIZ ROBERTSON: Shreds & Patches

For the past half century, West End favorite Liz Robertson has fearlessly and triumphantly maneuvered the treacherous ins and outs of this business we call 'show'. ...

About Simon Beck

Simon has performed extensively in cabaret and concert, taking his one man show, as solo singer, around the world in venues from The King's Road, via the USA, to Japan.

Most recently, during ‘lockdown’, Simon performed ‘With One Look‘, from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Blvd, for 'Musical Marathon', a YouTube online event exclusively featuring music directors, produced and hosted by Sam Young.

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About Simon Beck

Simon has performed extensively in cabaret and concert, taking his one man show, as solo singer, around the world in venues from The King's Road, via the USA, to Japan.

Most recently, during ‘lockdown’, Simon performed ‘With One Look‘, from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Blvd, for 'Musical Marathon', a YouTube online event exclusively featuring music directors, produced and hosted by Sam Young.

In February 2020 he performed ‘What Can You Lose?‘ for 'Sondheim Unplugged'. Created & hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond, and starring Justine Balmer, Hal Cazalet, Lorna Dallas, Sophie-Louise Dann, Robert Meadmore, Liz Robertson, and Jeremy Abram, at The Crazy Coqs, London

On October 2nd, 2016, Simon opened his latest concert, 'For The Love Of ...!', at The Pheasantry in London - a world class music room on The King's Road, Chelsea. Performing, as always, with Julian Kelly at the piano, and Nick Walsh on bass.

Simon's brand new album, 'The Courage of a Dreamer', was released on October 12th, 2015. Dubbed, 'A spiritual re-imagining of some of musical theatre's best loved songs'.
"Simon Beck is a legend" - Mark Shenton (theatre critic)

In August, 2015, he produced and starred in his new show, 'The Courage of a Dreamer' LIVE, at London's historic, The Pheasantry. Reuniting with long-term musical director Julian Kelly, and joined by Sarah Bowler on cello and Nick Walsh on bass, this concert was staged to celebrate Simon's debut album release of the same name. West End favourite, Rosie Ladkin, and Dr Paul Whittaker OBE guested.

In October 2014, Simon produced and starred in his 20th Anniversary 'homecoming' concert 'Simon Beck In Concert' (Rugby Theatre, Rugby). Guest starring recording artist Justine Balmer, West End star Kim Ismay, and Dr Paul Whittaker OBE. Simon performed with his trio of musicians and backing singers, 'The Awesome Foursome'.

Dr Paul Whittaker OBE invited Simon to perform as a special guest soloist at the 25th Anniversary Celebration concert for 'Music and the Deaf' (Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire).
In October 2010 he appeared onstage (solo piano/backing vocals) with Annalene Beechey, performing a tribute to Joni Mitchell as part of the Apollo Victoria Theatre's 80th Birthday Celebration Gala Concert.
In 2003 he was invited to perform with the American touring company 'The Best of Broadway' in a series of concerts in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He played featured solo piano with the orchestra and also performed 'Sara Lee' with a chorus of showgirls!

Solo shows include:-
'The Courage of a Dreamer' (Jermyn Street Theatre, London & The Pheasantry, London)
'An Evening With Simon Beck' (Jazz On Top, Osaka, Japan)
'For The Love Of ...!' (Lauderdale House, London; main stage Haymarket Theatre, Leicester; cabaret room Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone, Jermyn Street Theatre, London & The Pheasantry, London)
'Sunday In The Cellar With Simon Beck' ('The Cellar', Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield).

He has also appeared in:-
'The Maestro & The Diva ... Just Who DO We Think We Are?' (Edinburgh)
'The Party of Life' (Jermyn Street Theatre, London)
'LBT To Broadway' (Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield)
'Sing Out Louise' (Elgiva Theatre, Chesham)
'Jermyn Street Jewels' (Jermyn Street Theatre, London)
'West End Show-stoppers' (Natural History Museum, London)
'Simply Sondheim' (The Talk of London)

As well as cabarets at:-
Skibo Castle, Scotland
Pizza on the Park, London
The Cafe Royale, London
Lauderdale House, London
The Ad Lib Room, Mountbatten Hotel, London
The cabaret room at the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
The Riverside Barn, Surrey
And appearances in Germany, Sweden and Denmark.

Recordings include:-
'The Courage of a Dreamer' (Simon's debut album)
Marjory Watson's debut album 'The Spark of Creation' (solo/backing vocalist)
And demo albums:-
'Company Man' (duet with Simon Bailey/ensemble vocals)
'Blast!' (backing vocals)
'UFO' (solo vocalist).

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Simon Beck
5 months ago

New music ...

... is coming! I have been looking through 'the vault' recently and found some recordings that have never been released! Very intimate, just piano and voice. These are some beautiful songs that I recorded at the end of a bigger session with other artists. As everyone else was packing up I asked the engineers if I could just hang back for a while and put a few private songs down. Drop me a message in the comments or private message me if you're interested for me to share them on here ... Blessings!

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Simon Beck
8 months ago

'Courage' - a summer update

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all managing through these difficult times, and staying healthy. That's the most important part!

Thank you for your continued support of my music making, you are so appreciated. It's been extremely challenging to have most of my work cut off this past 18 months. No opportunity to work safely with others, or to perform for an audience. No work = no money. It's been, and continues to be very challenging!

I am so grateful to those of you who have listened at (expired link) or downloaded my album from iTunes. It is also available on CD from (expired link). Each stream earns me a tiny amount of income, so it all adds up to help. THANK YOU! Please 'add to your playlist', 'like' and 'share' :)
(if the links don't work directly, please copy & paste to your browser)

I have two concerts coming up in the autumn - West End royalty, Liz Robertson (Giry in 'Phantom' 25th/'Love Never Dies') premiers her new show 'Shreds and Patches' at London's The Pheasantry September 26th. Directed by New York legend Barry Kleinbort, with musical arrangements by West End favourite Chris Walker. I will be joining Liz as her music director at the piano.
And on November 22nd I am making my solo debut at The Crazy Coqs, London with my newest show 'Courage'. I will be presenting the music of my album (The Courage of a Dreamer), live, with my band, plus we'll share a few surprises, too!

If you're in London I hope you'll join us for either or both concerts.

Thanks again for your continuing support and please do let me know what YOU are up to this summer.

Stay well everyone!

Blessings

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Simon Beck
1 year ago

The Courage of a Dreamer, the album

Hi everyone, I'm so excited to tell you that my beautiful album 'The Courage of a Dreamer' has gone digital. It is now available for you to listen to from your own favourite platform. Find it on Spotify, AmazonMusic, Pandora, Deezer, iTunes, YouTubeMusic, etc
THANK YOU so much for your continuing support of my music making. You are appreciated!

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Simon Beck
1 year ago

Happy New Year ...

Hello Everyone,

How are you managing this new year with the pandemic still going on? There's some good news with multiple vaccines rolling out in various countries now ... praying for good results for all ...

As you can probably imagine, I don't have a lot of news to share with you. The few concerts that I had booked in January have been cancelled due to the pandemic. The next date in the diary now is JUNE! Fingers crossed that THAT goes ahead ... we'll see ...

The most important thing for us all is to stay safe and healthy, and protect each other while we get through this.

While I continue to be unable to perform live, my album, 'The Courage of a Dreamer' is available to UK, USA, Canada, and Australia. Check it out on my website (expired link)

It contains the three songs you will have heard on N1M plus 9 others. I am singing, and playing the piano, on all tracks, together with my other wonderful musicians.

What started out in 2005 as a solo concert at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, became my first solo album release in 2015. And now it has become a mantra, and a way to lift others up, particularly regarding mental health and suicide awareness. If you would like to discuss any collaborations within these subjects, I'd love to hear from you. You can easily contact me directly at my website (expired link)

STAY SAFE everyone!

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Simon Beck
1 year ago

Hello! How are YOU managing these challenging times?

Hi everyone!

How ARE you all finding these new times? Challenging? Managing them ok now?

Having had all my work cancelled due to COVID, I was finally back in London, for the first time since March, to give a concert last weekend with West End star Sophie-Louise Dann. So strange to be back on the underground, and walking the crowded streets around Leicester Square/Piccadilly! All with my mask on! Weird!

Thank you so much for your continuing support of my recordings ... My website has been updated - it's now 100% secure and safe to browse and shop. My album is available to buy from there. If you've been enjoying the preview tracks I posted on here, I know you'll enjoy the whole album! (expired link)

Do message me and let me know how you're doing, I love to hear from you ....

Thanks again everyone. STAY SAFE, STAY WELL ...

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