Frank Loman 'A Singer Must Die'

The Words and Music of Leonard Cohen

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Last Show: Tuesday 28 th April 2020

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

When Leonard Cohen died in November 2016 he left behind a remarkable number of works - be it the novels and poetry he published or later the songs he wrote. We will take a look at both poems and songs. Songs like ‘First We Take Manhattan’, ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’, ‘Bird On The Wire’, ‘Suzanne’ And ‘Hallelujah’ are some of the many. People call 2016 ‘the year the music died’ and like so many other performers before us tonight we would like to keep the spirit and soul of this incredible artist alive. With Ricardo Nunes Fernandes back on the Steinway and Sarah Lebrecht lending a helping hand with the violin and viola the evening promises to be a celebration of the words and music of Leonard Cohen.

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"The voice of an angel, superb English diction, and extraordinary acting talent." - Joe Regan Jr. (Times Square Chronicles)

"Frank Loman doesn’t just sing songs, he inhabits them - with a passion so strong that they could have been written for and about him. He covers such classics as “Merci Cherie”, Austria’s 1966 Eurovision Song Contest winner, proving that his range and versatility is as powerful as his voice and as engaging as his innate charm." - Joe Crystal (Remotegoat)

Frank has performed in Les Misérables in London’s West End, Original German Language and World Premiere productions She Loves Me, Dance Of The Vampires (directed by Roman Polanski with music by Jim Steinman) Titanic, Elisabeth (directed by Harry Kupfer), You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, in London, Vienna, Berlin and Hamburg and productions like La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story, Cabaret, Rocky Horror Show, Follies in the UK, Germany, Austria & Switzerland. He starred in his one-man shows ‘Stories’, ‘Somewhat Over The Rainbow’, Frank Loman sings Bucchino, Khar & Sondheim, Lyrical Linguists from London (with Ellen Verenieks) and Und Die Lieder Beginnen at Don’t Tell Mama and The Duplex in New York City and the Jermyn Street Theatre, the Crazy Coqs & the Leicester Square Theatre in London.

He performed in the buff three times: Bathhouse - The Musical & Rentboy - The Musical at the Above the Stag Theatre and as Jack the Ripper in The Ripper’s 5 at Theatro Technis in London. He sang on-air for Jo Good and has reviewed the day for Simon Lederman as a guest on BBC Radio London.

He paints, directs, writes & translates plays & lyrics, does voiceovers and has dubbed Les Mills fitness videos & Bollywood soap operas into German!

"It is clear Loman is a deeply sensitive man who wears his self-protective layers on his proverbial sleeve." - David Hurst (Cabaret Scenes)

"The only way you'd find out more about this guy's inner feelings is if you watched him having open heart surgery." - Josh Winning (QX Magazine)

Musical Director & Arranger: Ricardo Nunes Fernandes
Ricardo started his musical studies at the age of 6, learning the classical piano and engaging in the school,s children's choir. At the age of 15 he started studying composition and orchestration under Royal College of Music graduate Dr. Luis Soldado. Since moving to the UK at the age of 16, he's been heavily involved with Berkshire Youth Orchestras and Choir. He has been the musical director of 2 school productions - Hairspray (2017) and Bring It On (2018). He is currently studying Composition for Film and Television at the London College of Music and always tries to interlude his compostion work with as much live performance as possible.

Sarah Lebrecht (Violin/Viola):
Sarah has been playing the violin and piano for 20 years, more recently adding the viola to her repertoire. She studied Music at Cambridge University, and sings with various choirs around and beyond London. She aims to intersperse her day job at University of the Arts London with as much music as possible, from musical theatre to chamber music, and last year joined singer-songwriter Maaike Siegerist’s band on the violin at a number of her gigs.