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Holly Penfield, The Saloon Singer at New End 5 Oct
Simone Lyons presents Holly Penfield, The Saloon Singer, a cabaret act at the New End Theatre, a fringe venue in Hampstead, north London, from 5 to 24 Oct 2010.
"Of all the gin joints in all the world, Holly Penfield has sung in most of them. She is said to be one of the great undiscovered entertainers of all time. The Saloon Singer is about Holly’s fascination with the old black and white movies she watched as a child. Films starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland etc., where they all somehow seemed to start out or end up singing in dingy dives or glamorous nightclubs. With her swinging jazz band, Holly gives you a passionate and sizzling slant on the great American Songbook and throws in a few originals of her own. "