Simone Craddock 'Transatlantic Jazz'

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Last Show: Saturday 12 th May 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Simone Craddock Collective perform the greatest jazz, swing, blues & latin standards from both sides of the Atlantic. From hard swinging bop & scat to the rolling, rhythmic lure & laughter of the blues, tenderly vocalised latin ballads and exciting new jazz arrangements of pop & rock classics - There's something for the most discerning of music lovers in this one! Expect the best of British & American songbooks with hits from the likes of Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, The Beatles, Elvis Costello & Amy Winehouse, all seasoned with Simone's compelling storytelling and original compositions. 

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"Exquisite...quite superb...everyone was on their feet roaring for more!"

Kind of Jazz

Simone Craddock's varied career has taken her across her native Australia, Asia, America and Europe, where she is now residing in London as a vocalist and songwriter. She has performed in some of the capital's best regarded venues.

Abroad, she has performed to full houses at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Palais de Festival in Cannes, Kursaal Theatre in Belgium, Lyric Theatre in Hong Kong and most recently, the Yacht Club de Monaco and Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo.

Simone's style and repertoire emerge from an eclectic musical upbringing in jazz, country, brass & big bands, with a sprinkling of pop and disco. Whilst her passion for jazz was originally fired by the classics; Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Ray Charles and her namesake Nina Simone, she continues to be inspired by contemporary artists, including Dave Matthews Band, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Melody Gardot and Amy Winehouse.

Simone's original compositions emerge from these influences and the experiences that have shaped her on her journey thus far. She is currently writing for her debut album which she hopes to release later this year.

Simone Craddock (vocals)

Alex Hutton (piano)

Nick Pini (double bass)

Tristan Mailliot (drums)