Tim Benton ‘Scenes from a Well-spent Youth’ Featuring Simon Wallace on piano
‘Scenes’ is New Zealand singer Tim Benton’s personal exploration of the mellow side of pop from 1965-75. With stripped-back arrangements that let the tunes shine through, rich and compelling vocals, and a knack for finding new meanings in familiar lyrics, Tim creates an atmospheric, absorbing experience. The show features songs written or made famous in the years 1965-75 by Dusty Springfield, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Gene Pitney, The Monkees, Shirley Bassey, Carole King and others – great artists who have strongly influenced Tim’s enduring love of music. Their hits are re-imagined for keyboard and voice by London-based Simon Wallace. A leading arranger for film and TV (Absolutely Fabulous, Clive James Show), Simon works with many top UK jazz and cabaret singers including Sarah Moule, Clare Teal, Ian Shaw, Pete Atkin, Gill Manly and Barb Jungr. “Benton makes all of these songs, no matter how iconic, sound like intimate, personal statements.” Alex Ramon, Boycotting Trends blog
"It’s the happy memories that make you sad,
the bitter ones are not so bad ….
It’s the memory of a better day, so fair and far away,
that breaks your heart"
A Paradox – Fran Landesman
at The Pheasantry
152 Kings Road
Chelsea, United Kingdom