Showtime Presents - Bond (Friday)
It’s just not Christmas without a fix of BOND – expect some classy new jazz arrangements as iconic Bond themes are given a new twist by a stellar line up led by Hideaway Musical Director Janette Mason with vocalists David McAlmont and Annabel Williams.
Enjoy fresh arrangements of stylish masterpieces such as Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger and Live and Let Die, shaken (but not stirred) into a cocktail of glitz, glamour and fabulous music. Martini cocktails served from our bar, tuxedos and cocktail dresses optional but preferred.
David McAlmont - Vocals
Annabel Williams - Vocals
Janette Mason - MD
Ian Thomas - Drums
Jules Jackson - Bass
Paul Booth - Sax
Martin Gladdish - Trombone
Shanti Jayasinha - Trumpet
Possibly one of the greatest singers this country has ever produced, David McAlmont has collaborated with everyone from Bond composer David Arnold to Michael Nyman, Paul Weller and most famously with Bernard Butler producing the classic hit single Yes. McAlmont's music is pure emotion, drawing unique, soulful portraits from his own life and philosophies, all beautifully framed by the finest soul.
Annabel is a vocalist and vocal coach based in West London. She regularly hosted her own sell out blues night at Ronnie Scotts and is a regular on the London live music scene. Her skills encompass lead and backing vocals both live and in the studio. Over her 15 year professional career, she has worked with a who's who of some of the biggest names in music including, more recently, Alison Moyet, Cee Lo Green and Rumer.
Janette Mason - Musical Director & Piano
If there's an explosion of curly red hair buzzing around at the business end of our beautiful Yamaha grand piano, and a room bursting with musically induced grins, then you can be sure it's Janette Mason at the ivories.
Appointed as Hideaway's first Musical Director in 2012, Janette's talents as a producer, arranger and band leader have left a distinctive and extremely popular mark on Hideaway's in-house productions, a series of sell-out shows that include Showtime Presents Bond and Wall to Wall: Bowie.
Also a talented composer, her Trio's 2010 CD, Alien Left Hand, was nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award and her work also features on the soundtrack of award-winning independent film Ruby Blue, starring Bob Hoskins.
Her credits as an elite keyboard player include Oasis, Seal, Pulp and Robert Wyatt, as well as the cream of the UK's jazz talent including Clare Martin and Ian Shaw.