“What a beautiful noise / Comin’ up from the street / Got a beautiful sound / It’s got a beautiful beat”. Perhaps these lyrics underscore more than any others the evergreen appeal of Neil Diamond, a performer, songwriter and entertainer whose name will echo down through the ages. Flying Music are delighted to present a lavish new touring production, ‘A Beautiful Noise’, a joyful celebration of his life and work, delivered with an assured virtuosity by the award-winning Fisher Stevens to the standard and scale that these timeless songs deserve. It’s over half a century since the first hit single from an artist that sold over 100 million albums.
Though he has declared his touring days over, Neil Diamond’s star will burn forever. With a fully live band, including Brass and Strings, backing singers, dancers, ‘A Beautiful Noise’ is the best way for UK audiences to enjoy his wonderful songs in a live setting. ‘Sweet Caroline’, Song Sung Blue’, Cracklin’ Rosie’, ‘Forever In Blue Jeans’, these are the songs that soundtracked lives, the teenage dream, and remain fixtures of personal and radio playlists everywhere. Heartfelt renditions of the songs, coupled with narrative and visuals, tell this wonderful story – which even features appearances from Lulu and Barbra Streisand.
A lifelong lover of Neil Diamond, Fisher has toured the world as a performer and said, “I am supported by an experienced band and backing singers who are all as passionate about Neil Diamond as I am”. Live dates for ‘A Beautiful Noise’ are already being extended into 2019.
The new show is produced by David Mackay, who created hits for some of the biggest names in the music including Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield, The Bee Gees and Clapton. David was the musical director for many West End successes including 125th Street and Jailhouse Rock
As Fisher Stevens says, “It is my privilege to celebrate that talent, take the audience on a journey, and tell his story.” ‘A Beautiful Noise’ is packed with all the classic hits and does just that, and in some style!
DIRECT FROM THE WEST END
A BEAUTIFUL NOISE CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NEIL DIAMOND featuring FISHER STEVENS
Live at Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on February 11, 2019