Tom Seals Presents Chris Difford

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Last Show: Friday 13 th May 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Following the success of “Tom Seals Presents..” on SKY TV, Pizza Express are delighted to be hosting the live series. Guest on the SKY show include Anton Du Beke, David Coulthard, Ruby Turner, Tom Allen, Toyah Wilcox, Sir Kenny Dalglsh, Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs) and many more. After sold out live shows with Noddy Holder, Bob Harris, Jo Brand, Stephen K Amos and James Acaster, Tom will be chatting to musician, singer, songwriter and record producer Chris Difford.

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Tom Seals has just returned from representing the UK at National Day in Dubai, performing for HRH Prince William. The mantle of UK Piano Man has been dominated by Elton John, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum. Over the past five decades, no-one has come close…until now that is!

Join pianist and singer Tom Seals, ”The UK’s finest boogie-woogie and blues sensation” (The Express), alongside his incredible band for an evening of fantastic music and chat. Tom and his band have performed their critically acclaimed show worldwide at world famous venues and festivals such as; Ronnie Scott’s, Birdland on Broadway, Dubai Opera House, St Martins in the Fields, Montreux Jazz Festival and Glastonbury.

Chris Difford is a Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist who has brought us characters and sketches from everyday life, and has successfully turned the mundane into the beautiful, the urbane into the exquisite, for over 40 years.

With his collaborator, Squeeze co-founder Glenn Tilbrook, Chris has written some of the most enduring and best-loved songs of our time such as ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Cool For Cats’ and ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Tempted’ and many others. Squeeze returned with two new albums in recent years ‘Cradle to the Grave’ in 2015 and ‘The Knowledge’ in 2017, followed by extensive world-wide touring.

Chris hosts songwriting retreats and has done so for over 25 years, some in Prisons, some in Rehabs, but mostly in Somerset with the Buddy Holly Foundation at Pennard House. He is one of the country’s most respected songwriters and has co-written with a host of musicians and performers that reads like a veritable who’s who of the music industry.

His autobiography ‘Some Fantastic Place’ was released in 2017 and found some wonderful praise in the UK press and with fans around the World who recognised his journey into recovery while touring with his friends in Squeeze. In March 2022, Chris is curating the Barbican’s 40th Anniversary weekend.