William Ludwig & Dean Austin: Songs of the Sea

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Last Show: Wednesday 5 th October 2022

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

The sea is blue, so blue... The “cabaret kings” (The Londonist) William Ludwig and Dean Austin return to the Pheasantry with a new show for the end of summer - 'Songs of the Sea'. Stories of sunsets over the ocean, journeys to distant shores, harbours and ships, longing, dreams, and the darkness that lies beneath. Featuring music by Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Kurt Weill, songs from Italy and France and more. Award-winning actor and singer William Ludwig and West End MD Dean Austin arrive at the The Pheasantry following a series of sold-out concerts in 2021.

"cabaret kings William Ludwig and Dean Austin - both accomplished musicians and showmen"


Vocalist William Ludwig and Musical Director and Pianist Dean Austin have established themselves as an acclaimed international cabaret/concert act. Dean is a West End Musical Director, William a screen and stage actor (most recently working on a new Spielberg/Hanks series) and they meet in the middle to devise and perform cabaret shows around the music of Weimar Berlin and tango songs. They have performed, amongst others, at the Ruhrfestival in Germany, Edinburgh Festival, GREC in Barcelona, Don’t Tell Mama in New York (MAC-nominated) and Crazy Coqs and The Pheasantry in London. The Londonist called them “the cabaret kings”. Last season’s schedule included a concert for the One Charity for Bono and Chris Martin and a series of Weimar Cabaret concerts at the Barbican Art Gallery and in summer 2021 they performed a series of sold-out concerts across London.  Most recently they performed, together with The Tango Collective, at the Arcola Theatre and Aldeburgh Festival.

Band Line Up

William Ludwig (vocals)

Dean Austin (piano)