Marlene Ver Planck's 2015 UK Schedule
Marlene Ver Planck Is Pleased To Announce Her UK Live Appearance Tour Schedule
"...She may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today..."
The New York Times
Marlene Ver Planck
"I Give Up, I'm In Love"
UK Tour Schedule
Wednesday, March 4, 'JAZZ at the VILLAGE'
Very busy newer venue! 17-19 Vicarage Lane, Felpham, PO22 7DZ.
Contact, Pat Jenkins: 01243 584932. web site: www.jazzatthevillage.org.uk Doors open 7:00pm
Thursday, March 5, The New Boathouse@Broxbourne.
New venue is awesome and we were sold out last year. Reserve early! Tel: 01992 442 263 EN10 6RX
Friday, March 6, The Verdict, lovely intimate venue with terrific food!
159 Edward St., Brighton BN2 OJB
Tel: 01273 674 847
Saturday, March 7, Dugdale Centre.
This venue was new to us last year and what a great surprise it was. Beautiful! Located in the, Thomas Hardy House, 39 London Road, Enfield, Mddx, EN2 Tel: 020 8807 6680
Sunday, March 8, Brunch at Ronnie Scott's is always a huge blast! We sold out the last two times, so definitely reserve now! Tel: 020 7439 0747 Here's Sebastian Scotney's review
March 6, @ Ronnie Scott's in London
"Sometimes just one phrase can open the window onto a singer's whole lifetime of musicality, stagecraft and accumulated wisdom" - Sebastian Scotney
Monday, March 9, The Kings Head, Bexley High St., Bexley, Kent. DA5 1AA
Sold out last year so please Šreserve early!
Tel: 0208 467 1350
Tuesday, March 10
Norwich Jazz Club The Cottage 148 Thunder Lane Norwich NR7 0JD This is one great gig!
Reserve early, Tel: 01603 614 169
Thursday, March 12, Hidden Rooms, 7A Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8RA. This is among one of the new venues for us so please come and welcome us! Tel: 1223 514 777
Friday, March 13, ILminster Arts Centre, Meeting House Arts Centre, East Street, ILminster, TA19 0AN Another new venue. So looking forward to it! Tel: 01460 55783
Sunday, March 15, The Stables, Jazz Matters, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, Reservations a must! One never knows who will be in the audience. Music starts 11:30am - Tel: 01908 280 819
Monday, March 16, Portsmouth Jazz Society, The Executive Suite, The Inn Lodge, Burrfields Rd., Portsmouth, P03 5HH 8:00pm Yet another new venue. Tel: 02392 255 806 web site: portsmouthjazz.com
Tuesday, March 17, Marlene returns to Wales at The Treorchy Rugby Club Treorchy, CF42 6PPN
with The Dave Cottle Trio
Wednesday, March 18, Swansea Jazzland, St James Society, SA1 6DR Marlene with The Dave Cottle Trio. Great receptive crowd here! Tel: 07802 912 789
Thursday, March 19, Bonington Theatre, Arnold Leisure Centre, High St., Nottingham NG5 7EE
I LOVE this theatre! Tel: 0115 956 0733
Friday, March 20, In Lincoln at The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP Note change of venue.
For tickets and further info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 21, The Firestation, The Old Court, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BL Here's another new oneŠplease join us!! Tel: 01753 866 865
Sunday, March 22, Marlene
with John Ruddick's, Midland Youth Orchestra. What a joy to work with this big band! And, we have some new arrangements to sing/play from our new cd, "I Give Up, I'm In Love". Take note of the new venue,
The Solihull Royal British Legion, Union Road, Solihull, B91 3DH. Tickets will be Ł9, (with concessions for members), 1:00 p.m. lunchtime.
Throughout her career, Marlene VerPlanck has stuck to her guns, paying loving care to the great standards and new songs from our finest composers, while ignoring mediocre pop tunes. Songwriter Hugh Martin ("Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, " etc.) expressed it well: "We know our songs are safe in the hands of Marlene VerPlanck, and she will sing them better than anyone else."
Millions of people first heard Marlene's crystal-clear voice anonymously, on radio and television, when she espoused the merits of dozens of commercial products, among them: "Mm-mm good, mm-mm good, that's what Campbell's Soups are..." But, actually, she got her start in the big-band business, as a very young vocalist with Charlie Spivak and Tex Beneke. During a brief stint with the last Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, she met her future husband, musician-arranger Billy VerPlanck.
In time, Marlene became one of the nation's busiest studio singers, backing up vocalists ranging from Frank Sinatra and MelTorme to Kiss. Following appearances on Alec Wilder's historic National Public Radio series, "American Popular Songs, " in the 1970s, Marlene emerged as a leading solo performer. Appearances at Carnegie Hall, Michael's Pub and the Rainbow Room brought rave notices, and national TV shows, including "Entertainment Tonight, " "The Today Show" and CBS's "Sunday Morning, " featured profiles of the increasingly popular singer.
Today, Marlene performs across North America and much of Western Europe, while a growing roster of solo CDs continues to win critical acclaim. A list of her current recordings on the Audiophile label appears on this web site in the Discography section. The albums feature exciting arrangements scored by her husband, Billy VerPlanck, with accompaniment by many of America's finest musicians.
In addition to her Audiophile albums, "In a Digital Mood, " featuring Marlene, Mel Torme and Julius LaRosa with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, on the GRP label, was the first big-band CD to go gold. The CD is available from GRP Records, Inc. Also, at the personal request of Richard Adler, the renowned composer of Damn Yankees and The Pajama Game, Marlene recorded some of Adler's most memorable music. The CD, "You Gotta Have Heart: The Songs of Richard Adler, " is available on the Varese Saraband label.
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