Newley Night - 20th Anniversary Celebration

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Last Show: Sunday 14 th April 2019

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Join Mari Wilson and a host of West End stars in this celebration of the life and music of Anthony Newley. Hosted by Radio DJ Legend Mike Read the evening will be filled with Newley’s incredible compositions, heart-breaking melodies and stunning lyrics performed by Mari Wilson (The ‘Neasden Queen Of Soul’) John Barr (International Recording Artist)) Matthew Croke (Aladdin) Jodie Jacobs (Rock Of Ages) Michael Vinsen (Kinky Boots) Emma Lindars (Groundhog day) and many more! At the piano for the evening is Musical director Steve Clark. Steve has performed all over the world for artists including Shirley Bassey and Elton John, and is cabaret MD for artists including Janie Dee and David Bedella. Steve’s band for the show combines the astonishing musicianship of Mike Osborn (drums) with Dominic palmer (Bass).

Final artist list subject to change.


Mari Wilson first arrived on the scene in the early 80s with her skyscraper beehive hairdo and backing band The Wilsations. A
mainstay of Top Of The Pops, Mari released six hit singles, the biggest being ?Just What I?ve Always Wanted? and ?Cry Me A
River?, both taken from her classic album ?Showpeople?.

Mari remains a much-loved entertainer, performing her unique shows to sell-out audiences and fans around the world.
In 2000, Mari was the obvious choice to play Dusty Springfield in Dusty The Musical, which toured to successfully across the UK.

Mari recently toured as a guest singer with Heaven17 performing with them at the Rewind Festivals and The Grassington Festival.
In 2017 Mari and her 8-piece band, The New Wilsations sold out her London concert at Bush Hall, where she was joined by guest Marc Almond. Marc returned the favour by inviting Mari to join him for a duet with Soft Cell at their concert at the O2 in September 2018. That same year Mari and The New Wilsations had a sell out summer concert at Wiltons Music Hall as well as appearing at The Cornbury Festival and Chepstow Castell Roc Festival. Mari has kicked off 2019 once again touring the UK continuing until the end of June. In May she will be part of David Gest’s UK Soul Train Tour.