Frank Loman 'My Eurovision'

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Last Show: Monday 9 th May 2022

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Don’t worry, this is still not a show about Brexit! Welcome instead to the glitter and wind machine filled schlager-fest that is the Eurovision Song Contest. Get ready for a fun-fact filled evening featuring winning songs and some that didn’t, entries which turned into unexpected evergreens and anecdotes of a sometimes political nature. 

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"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)

The list of songs include

Winners: Waterloo (Sweden 1974), Boom Bang a Bang (UK 1969), Save your Kisses for Me (UK 1976), What’s Another Year (Ireland 1981), Rise Like a Phoenix (Austria 2014), Puppet on a String (UK 1967), Heroes (Sweden 2015), Merci Cherie (Austria 1966), Satellite (Germany 2011), Euphoria (Sweden 2012), Nocturne (Norway 1985), Ne partez pas sans moi (Switzerland 1988), Non Ho L’eta (Italy 1964) and others.

Runners up & top 10 songs: My Time (UK 2009), Congratulations (UK 1968), Gente Di Mare (Italy 1987) and others.

Others: Arcade (The Netherlands 2019), Hold Me Closer (Sweden 2022), SPACE MAN (UK 2022), Brividi (Italy 2022), You and I (Rejected from the National Final, Germany 2018)

Frank Loman

A self proclaimed Eurovision geek, Frank Loman 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. 

Ricardo Fernandes - Musical Director & Arranger

is a composer and musical director based in London. A classically trained pianist from age 8, Ricardo encountered the roots of music theory, composition and performance from a very early age. Moving to the UK at age 16, Ricardo started performing with local artists at venues all around Berkshire. This allowed him to compose and perform a wide range of musical arrangements in several genres, from jazz and soul to modern musical theatre. Ricardo made his musical direction debut at 17 with the show Hairspray. Since then, besides musical directing over a dozen productions, he has been performing at top London cabaret venues such as The Pheasantry: A Pizza Express Live venue, the Phoenix Arts Club and the Toulouse Lautrec. Having graduated from the London College of Music with a First-Class degree in Film Music Composition, Ricardo has been working in the film industry in a wide range of capacities, from part preparation and score setting for recording sessions at Dean Street Studios, to writing music for short and feature length films. He is also the current  recipient of a Royal College of Music Scholarship where he studies a Master’s program in Composition for Screen Ricardo’s more recent work include writing music for political campaign ads, the end titles music for the recently released short film Just the Two of Us as well as writing music for the upcoming short films Retribution Day, Juice and God 2.0. He is also the composer of the two upcoming feature films Phatnav and Second Chance

Guest:

Jenna Ryder-Oliver

Jenna began dance classes at the age of three, later training at the Sylvia Bebb School of Ballet & Theatre Arts and the Royal Academy of Dance before studying Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting, from whence she graduated with an M.A. in 2009.  She has performed in concerts and workshops at the Royal Albert Hall, the Criterion and the Barbican, as well as at the Pheasantry in Chelsea, where she recently staged a sell-out one-woman show, “Jenna Ryder-Oliver: Dunstable’s Diva!”.

Musical Theatre credits include Felicia Gabriel in “The Witches Of Eastwick”, Mrs Nelly Lovett in “Sweeney Todd”, Landlady/Ensemble/Dance Captain  in “Lucky Stiff” (Landor), Rose Vibert in “Aspects Of Love”, and Justice Charlier in “Rock Of Ages”.  Other theatre credits include Liz in both Godber’s two-handers “September In The Rain” and “Happy Jack”, the dual roles of Emily Greenleaf and Aunt Dottie in “The Talented Mr Ripley”, Susan in “Abigail’s Party” and Gertrude in “Hamlet”.