Vocalist HAROLD SANDITEN, who is also the popular host of the late night Thursday open mic at Crazy Coqs, is looking forward to the launch gig for of his third CD – in the venue where it was recorded. “Flyin’ High – Live at Crazy Coqs” will be presented on Monday November 30th. Harold writes:
When I set out to develop the Flyin’ High show, I was excited by the prospect of meshing my two biggest passions – music and travel. I’d been travelling around the globe for years, with some wonderful memories and pretty funny tales along the way.
I didn’t want an endless string of songs about travel, though, and as I thought about all the trips, certain events or places came to mind, and the emotions they evoked, inspired songs. The show evolved over a year before it settled into place at The Crazy Coqs, where it was recorded live. The result is a terrifically fun selection of songs celebrating the joy that travel has given me, by songwriters including The Beatles, Jimmy Van Heusen, Carole King, Bacharach, Ann Hampton Callaway, Cy Coleman, Irving Berlin, Jobim amongst others.
The CD launch show is on Monday, 30th November, 8 pm at The Crazy Coqs, and will include songs from the CD, along with duets with special guests, all backed by musicians Michael Roulston (piano and arrangements), Tom Mansi (bass) and Jonathan “Kitch” Kitching (drums and percussion).
Dame Janet Suzman will reprise our duet of Dave Frishberg’s Let’s Eat Home; Gary Williams and I will perform a comic duet of a very popular Weill song; and Champagne Charlie and I will sing the premiere of a parody song about social media dating apps, to the tune of Girl Talk.
It’s going to be a party night to remember. Expect lots of rhythm, lots of humour and just enough pathos!