Alison studied Acting and Musical Theatre at Mountview Theatre school, and has since performed as a solo artist in many leading venues across the country. She held a long residency at The Savoy Hotel with The Piccadilly Orchestra with its highly successful “Stompin’at The Savoy” dinner dances. Alison also was featured in The Savoy’s Millenium Celebrations as well as its tour of the Far East, culminating in performances at Raffles in Singapore and the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok.
In Cabaret, Alison has performed at The Jermyn Street Theatre, The Purcell Room, Pizza on the Park and at the BBC Proms in the Park. Her radio broadcasts include ‘Friday Night is Music Night’ and Sheridan Morley’s BBC Radio 2 programme celebrating the life and works of Noel Coward. Other work includes the role of Christine in the national tour of Ken Hill’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’, a live performance with the 78rpm Jazz Band on “Lorraine GMTV”, the Mardi Gras Jazz Band, Old Time Music Hall, Players’ Theatre, London and the title role in Dick Whittington (Upstage Theatre Productions), London.
Alison is thrilled to be part of “Alive and Brel”. His work is enthralling and really allows the performer to dig deep. When you are on stage and under the spotlight performing his songs, there really is nowhere to hide!
Steve started his singing career at the age of 16 as lead singer in a pop band touring clubs and pubs in North London Since those days he has performed in over 50 musicals – some of his favourite roles include the leads in Oklahoma, Carousel, Anything Goes and The Music Man.
Last year Steve played the role of Cole Porter in “Red Hot and Cole” celebrating the life of one of the great song-writing masters of the century. Steve has also performed in cabaret and since performing in “Alive and Brel”, Steve has been mesmerised by Brel’s genius.
He says…”the music is like a drug – it gets under your skin and takes you on an extraordinary journey of emotions”
Singing has always been a part of Tim’s life from when he was a choirboy, aged 7, in Princeton, New Jersey. It was there, too, that he came to appreciate the songs of Jacques Brel, as Tm’s mother was performing Brel as part of a repertory company. Over the ensuing years Tim has sung with countless ensembles large and small, in genres ranging from Philly doo-wop, barbershop, light opera, sacred music, larger choral pieces and jazz.
Now living in Hereford, Tim sang for several years as an Assistant Lay Clerk in the Choir of Hereford Cathedral as both a tenor and a baritone, as well as being the front man for Castle Street Quartet jazz combo.
It had long been an ambition of Tim’s to bring the music of Jacques Brel to the Three Choirs Festival Fringe in Hereford and, since their debut in 2012, ‘Alive and Brel’ have been able to present their revue in Hereford, Gloucester, Bristol and Cheltenham.
Tim says: ‘To listen to or watch Jacques Brel perform is a remarkable experience, and to have an opportunity to convey the emotional intensity and humour of his songs is a dream come true. Once you have heard Brel, you are hooked!’