The Carpenters Story (August)
This unforgettable catalogue of music is now celebrated on stage in The Carpenters Story which is appearing at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend on Sea on 8 August 2021.
This show features some of the most memorable songs recorded by pop’s most famous brother and sister duo, including We’ve Only Just Begun, Top of The World, Superstar, A Song For You, (They Long To Be) Close To You and many more.
In a 70’s musical era more remembered for punk, prog rock and heavy metal, The Carpenters sold over 100 million soft-rock records. Now, nearly 50 years on, they are receiving the critical acclaim they richly deserve.
‘Back in those days, I used to be a big rock music fan’ says Phil Aldridge, The Carpenters Story’s Producer and Musical Director. ‘But I found myself more and more drawn to the sound of the unique close harmonies on ‘Close To You’ as well as Richard Carpenter’s precise, lush musical arrangements.’
Some years later, after tiring of the endless rounds of gigs and tours as a professional musician and arranger, Phil gathered together his favourite musicians and set about recreating the fabulous music of The Carpenters. The Carpenters Story was born.
Some 25 years on and the show continues to tour throughout the UK and Ireland with a growing army of fans who appreciate the wonderful music of a pop duo once described by impeached US President Nixon as ‘Young America at its best’.
The Carpenters’ career ended tragically and prematurely in 1983, when Karen Carpenter died from heart failure, brought on by complications of Anorexia Nervosa.
Their incredible songbook lives on in The Carpenters Story, in a memorable evening featuring over two hours of timeless pop classics.
The Carpenters Story plays the Cliffs Pavilion on 8 August 2021 at 8pm. Tickets are available at: www.thecliffspavilion.co.uk
August 8 2021 To August 8 2021
8:00PM To Late
Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road