Melinda Hughes 'Laugh It Off'

In a world of alternative facts and posh truth, all we can do is 'Laugh It Off'

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Melinda’s brilliantly crafted show includes original written songs about the special relationship between the UK and the US: Selfies, Brexit, Donald Trump’s incessant tweeting and post-truth alternative facts. Drawing inspiration from Weimar Cabaret, Melinda highlights the similarities between today’s political climate and 1933 making this a poignant, hilarious and unforgettable evening. Melinda will be joined by special guest PhillipPope.

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“So clever… gloriously over the top”

The Times

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Melinda has written and performed with co-writer Jeremy Limb at numerous International Festivals. Her CD Smoke and Noise (Nimbus) won critical acclaim in The US and UK leading her to appear on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 with Barry Humphries. A graduate of The Royal College of Music, Melinda toured Europe for four years as the soloist to the famous violinist Andre Rieu. She has sung many lead operatic roles including Aida, Tosca and Madame Butterfly working in more than forty countries.  Melinda, who will be performing with her Kiss and Tell Trio and Musical Director Jeremy Limb, is one of the foremost female satirists bringing political satire through the medium of song to her audience. Her guest Philip Pope is a composer, actor, presenter and singer. He was Musical Director for award-winning TV series  Spittng Image, Harry and Paul, The Fast Show and Outnumbered and has composed for many more including Jonathan Creek, Benidorm and Dame Edna. He is composer on Sky TV’s flagship family programme Yonderland, though he is  possibly best known as Tony Angelino in Only Fools And Horses. 

Band Lineup

Melinda Hughes (vocals)

Jeremy Limb (Musical Director, co-writer and paint)  

Jamie Fisher (drums)

Robert Rickenberg (bass)