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post Nov 22 2016, 09:10 AM
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Following on from the release of Summer Covers, an eclectic mix of fan-favorite jazz covers, Will Young returns to the stage with his incredibly talented band for a rare performance. Speaking about the show Will says “I am so excited to be playing at PizzaExpress! To be able to sing and tell stories, with fantastic musicians in a wonderful space, is all that I could ask for. I hope you, the audience, will enjoy it as much as me and the band!”
Ticket includes 3 course meal.
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“I am so excited to be playing at PizzaExpress! To be able to sing and tell stories, with fantastic musicians in a wonderful space, is all that I could ask for. I hope you, the audience, will enjoy it as much as me and the band!”

Will Young
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Date Doors open Show time Venue Availability Price
12 January 2017 7:00pm 8:30pm PizzaExpress Jazz Club ( Soho ) Available £150.00 This show will be on sale from 24 Nov 2016
13 January 2017 7:00pm 8:30pm PizzaExpress Live ( Birmingham ) Available £150.00 This show will be on sale from 24 Nov 2016

Will Young is one of the most well-known and recognizable figures in British contemporary music. Since 2002, his career has encompassed multi-platinum albums and sell-out live tours.

Beyond popular music, Will has always had a strong passion for jazz. Off the back of his recent fourth UK No.1 album ’85 Proof’, and its accompanying Love Revolution tour, Will released his most recent EP entitled ‘Summer Covers’ - a euphoric, eclectic mix of fan-favourite covers recorded live in Dean Street Studios with the same band line-up from his jazz residency at the legendary British jazz venue the 606 Club, in 2010.

Will’s shows at PizzaExpress represent the next in a rare series of jazz shows, set in unique and intimate venues, following on from two sold-out jazz shows at the 606 Club. Alongside some classic jazz standards, he will also perform new adaptations. Also, expect an abundance of funny stories and charming commentary throughout!

Band Lineup
Will Young (vocals)

Ben Castle (saxophone/MD)

Ash Soan (drums)

Peter Turner (double bass)

Jamie Safiruddin (piano)

Rupert Fenn - Guitar

https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/w...g-jazz-sessions


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post Nov 22 2016, 09:14 AM
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Hope I'm reading the blurb right,

Will’s shows at PizzaExpress represent the next in a rare series of jazz shows, set in unique and intimate venues, following on from two sold-out jazz shows at the 606 Club.

Suggests to me there could be more of these intimate gigs but they are just a side project for Will before he returns to his own music.

I loved my time at the 606 earlier in the month and anyone going in January is in for a real treat. I'd definitely go again if more are announced later in the year but nothing would delight me more than Will returning to his own music. biggrin.gif
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post Nov 22 2016, 08:20 PM
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Pizza Express have also just tweeted...

https://twitter.com/pizzajazzclub/statu ... 4985333760

PizzaExpress Jazz‏@pizzajazzclub
Will Young 'Jazz Sessions' Performing Rare Intimate Shows in Soho and Birmingham.
Tickets go on sale Thursday... http://fb.me/5PpyEiEiW
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post Nov 24 2016, 04:40 PM
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Sold out in minutes. yahoo.gif
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post Nov 24 2016, 05:06 PM
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QUOTE(truly talented @ Nov 24 2016, 05:40 PM) *
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post Nov 26 2016, 09:04 PM
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post Nov 29 2016, 03:45 PM
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As the title shows another date added at Birmingham.
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post Nov 29 2016, 07:03 PM
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https://twitter.com/pizzajazzclub/statu ... 3990180864

PizzaExpress Jazz‏@pizzajazzclub
Extra Show added for Will Young in Birmingham http://fb.me/8lTCF5uPh

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Extra Show added in Birmingham. On sale to PizzaExpress Live members on Wednesday 30th November at 10am (call the Box Office on 020 7439 4962); and on sale to the general public on Thursday 1st December at 10am.


Tickets for Will Young's Rare Intimate Shows at our Soho and Birmingham venues sold out in minutes. Due to the unprecedented demand, we have now added an extra Saturday night at Brindley Place, Birmingham!


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post Dec 4 2016, 02:24 PM
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Sounds like further dates next year.

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Jamie Safir ‏@jamiesafir · 8m8 minutes ago

Lovely little montage from @willyoung @606club back in September. Looking forward to lots more of these next year
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post Dec 8 2016, 10:17 AM
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14th now showing sold out too.
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post Dec 9 2016, 11:57 PM
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QUOTE(truly talented @ Dec 8 2016, 10:17 AM) *
14th now showing sold out too.


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post Jan 8 2017, 04:41 PM
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Thanks to Sadie.

There is a nice little piece in the Sunday Times Culture magazine today.
Its under Pop in The Best of What's On This Week

WILL YOUNG

It's now 15 years since Young won Pop Idol, and what hasn't he done since?
Pop, acting, musicals, those unfortunate few weeks on Strictly...
Next he gets all jazzy at Pizza Express, which in fairness
has form with the genre.
Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho London W1, Thu
Pizza Express Live, Birmingham, Fri,Sat
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post Jan 9 2017, 05:00 PM
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Cheers TT, wish he'd do a theatre tour or something and why have I still got santa smilies?
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post Jan 14 2017, 10:50 AM
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A couple of pix: wub.gif
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Link:
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post Jan 14 2017, 12:55 PM
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Thanks for bringing over the photos Bumbling. Hard to put into words how wonderful last night was so I'll just let this review do the talking.

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Following on from the release of Summer Covers, Will Young returned to the stage for a rare and intimate performance in the upstairs of the Italian eating establishment.

Following a three-course meal provided by the event, my mother and I waited excitedly for the Pop Idol legend to take to the stage.

Lit only by golden fairy lights and small stage lights, the charismatic vocalist took to the stage dressed as a matador with his highly-talented jazz band.


His unique and powerful voice added a new layer of depth and style to these already iconic songs, and his effortless charisma hooked the audience from start to finish.

He is a natural showman; engaging in slapstick dance-offs with his band, addressing the Donald Trump and Meryl Streep Twitter battle with tongue-in-cheek humour and at one point taking an audience member's phone to ring his step daughter.

He added an extra layer of intimacy to this already personal show - this felt more like an evening in with a close friend, telling personal stories and joking casually, than a black tie night out.

Following a brief interval after the first half of his set, Young graced the stage once more in a Priest's Cossack and glittering sequin blazer to wow the crowd again.

"I've had a beer, so obviously that means I'm not s*** faced, and also wearing this Cossack," he joked before playing brooding and smooth hit Amy.

"One reason I love doing this, is that people have done this for hundreds of years. Got up on stage and performed - music brings us together," Young said before humbly thanking the audience for sparing their time to see him recite the songs he loves in a style he adores


The saxophone wailed, the piano laid out a melodic road for the band to embark upon, the drums stormed, the guitar soared high and the double bass provided the heartbeat keeping the outfit alive throughout the set - Young was the star advertised, but these musicians could easily steal any show they performed.

Ending on the likes of Smooth Operator and Tears For Fears' Rule The World, Young dazzled the audience - stripping off his sequined blazer before hitting the highest and most powerful notes he could, giving a spine-tingling, hair-raising finale.

A truly unique event that I am glad to have been a part of, Pizza Express provided diners with a relaxed and beautiful environment to enjoy quality live music - with a star-studded edge.

By Becci Stanley

Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/entertain ... XE6g44t.99
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post Jan 15 2017, 01:54 PM
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Before and after last night.







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Thanks TT, he's a real chameleon. biggrin.gif
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