Due to a successful show in November, Barbara will be talking to Lorraine once again about her fascinating life and work in the swinging 1960s and 70s!
The Marlborough theatre, Brighton’s oldest and most intimate theatre proved to be a great venue for the two gals and the audience were rapt throughout!
Friday 15 February 8pm, The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton
This is what THE ARGUS had to say about the show…
One never knows what Lorraine Bowen will come up with next – this set advertised a relatively unknown Barbara Moore, yet Lorraie drew a full house; she can be trusted to entertain.
The evening was an absolute gift as Lorraine generously offered the stage and keyboards to this wonderful spirited octogenarian lady, whose varied musical legacy includes arranging the jingle for Coca Cola and the signature tune to Radio 2’s Terry Wogan Show. Moore started as a singer with the Ladybirds, backing Sandie Shaw’s Puppet on a String. Her career made her wealthy, yet kept her unknown. A record sleeve with her name credited is a rare item (but Google Vocal Shades and Tones).
Moore told of learning jazz piano in the 1930s from her father and his friends Joe Loss and George Shearing, who recognised she was gifted. She married Peter Moore and became best friends with Dudley Moore. She played with Jimi Hendrix and helped out Elton John when he ws still Reginald Dwight.
Fascinating were the tales she told of writing parts for every instrument in an orchestra and recording sessions at Ealing Studios.
Everyone was glued and we gave Moore the ovation she deserved. Thanks to Lorraine.
Please come and support this show if you are in or near Brighton! It’s a very special evening and one that will be remembered for a long time to come!
Thanks to the PINK FRINGE for making this possible.