Hugh Sheridan is back in town, and we think you ought to know about it.
Why? He's bringing with him the highly anticipated California Crooners Club to this year's Adelaide Fringe with the help of collaborators and buddies, South Africa's Emile Welman and Kansas City's Gabe Roland. Hugh's latest music endeavour, the show will premier here in Adelaide before embarking on a national tour.
All currently based in Los Angeles, the boys met backstage at Hollywood jazz clubs and an idea was born: a show that would bring some of the best music from the past and present together, appealing not only to those who appreciate jazz, but to a new generation as well. Put simple, it's a revival; one Hugh hopes will bring big band and jazz into a new era of music.
California Crooners Club is one part big band, one part swing, shaken up with the smoothest of rap and the sweetest of pop, topped with zest. It's set to be a killer cocktail of a show that will pack an almighty punch: you won't even need to head to the bar (seriously - there are beverages, canapés, and high tea available before each show).
While this show is something different for Hugh, his love for jazz began at a young age, growing up with jazz musician father, Denis Sheridan. At age five he began acting classes with the then Unley Youth Theatre (now the Urban Myth Theatre Company), and later sang with The State Opera of South Australia. Since then he's studied at the prestigious Australian Ballet School, Victorian College of the Arts, and the National Institute of Dramatic Arts.
He's also won four Silver Logies for playing Ben Rafter in the high rating Australian drama Packed To The Rafters; released an album; and relocated to L.A last year. If there's one Adelaidian you can trust to give an A+ performance, you'll want to bet it's this guy.
While Hugh's spoken highly of the creative hub that is L.A., he'll be back in Australia for good soon to begin work on a new project. What is it, you ask?
I'd tell you, but I'd interupt the overture.
The California Crooners Club shows will run at lunch, and at early and late dinner times from February 12 – 18, and then again from March 8 – March 14, 2016 at Gluttony at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Tickets are available here.
Header photo via southaustralia.traveller.com.au.
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