The Belle Adventure Presents

'The Ballad of Slim and The Chief’ and ‘Green Lights and Whiskey Nights’

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Last Show: Tuesday 21 st August 2018

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

The Belle Adventure invites you to step into their world: Watch two love stories unfold whilst enjoying songs you know and love… with a few surprises! ‘The Ballad of Slim and The Chief’ is set in a Western style, bootlegging saloon bar and is told through Country and Americana music, while ‘Green Lights and Whiskey Nights’ transports you to the speakeasy Gatsby era with bluesy Jazz and Soul classics. Join us for a wild night celebrating Love - It’s time to drink Champagne and dance on the tables! 

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“It is hard to take your eyes off this classy performance.” - Oxford New Theatre Review

“Both commanding and poignant... mesmerising.” - WhatsOnStage

The Belle Adventure is a duo with a sexy, bootlegging, speakeasy vibe. They have a vintage flair and style their shows accordingly, mixing Bluesy Jazz and Soul with their distinctive flavour of Country Americana. 

Kate and Simon are the husband and wife team behind The Belle Adventure and between them, they have over a decade of experience in the music and theatre industries. Kate has worked all over the world on both screen and stage, including playing Lily St. Regis in 'Annie', (London's West End, UK/International tour, Toronto), Rizzo in 'Grease' (UK Tour) and 'Puttin’ On The Ritz' (UK & International Tour). 

Simon toured the UK and Europe as a Singer/Songwriter before working in Theatre Stage Management in London’s West End and the UK. He has released 2 EPs and has been featured on BBC Radio's 'Introducing' for both Devon and Cornwall.

Tonight’s shows combine their love of theatre and live music to create two stage shows that tell a simple story of two people falling in love, using a few words and a lot of great music. 


When a handsome Guitar Man walks into a bar, the fates of two lives change forever. But who is this Desperado, and is he to be trusted? Country classics mixed with cool Americana will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands for these two lovers, but will it be enough to keep them together, or will their Suspicious Minds tear them apart?


Heartbroken and alone, a girl finds herself a job singing at a bar. But as her new life begins, Cupid strikes and a romance develops that threatens to break her heart all over again. Will she find happiness At Last? Jazz and Blues favourites and a sprinkling of Soul will Put a Spell On You in this story of love and longing.

Band Lineup

Kate Somerset Holmes

Simon Somerset Holmes

(Guest appearances by other band members to be confirmed)