“I have the best job in the world.”
After leaving a successful career in sales management to concentrate on the world of entertainment, Fisher Stevens has never looked back! As a lifelong fan of both Neil Diamond and Elvis Presley he really has been living his dream!
Performing spectacularly authentic tributes to Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond has taken Fisher quite literally all over the world. “Changing career like that was a huge decision. I could never predict I would be performing London’s West End, Memphis during Elvis Week or touring China.”
Headliner of the show, Elvis the King of Rock n Roll, in 2015, Fisher led a cast of 10 and a crew of 25 on a tour of China. Undertaking forty two shows in 31 different Cities was, “One of the best experiences of my life, performing sell out shows, night after night was amazing.”
Along with his producer David Mackay, in 2015 they created the hit show, A Beautiful Noise a tribute to Neil Diamond, as seen in London’s West End, and appearing at most of the UK’s largest Theatre’s!
During the Covid 19 pandemic, Fisher began to record his own music, and plans to do a lot more of this. His free live streams every Thursday showcase the breadth of his talent, and are immensely popular!
Alison is an Irish singer/actress currently living in London.
Training: University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Royal Irish Academy of Music, The Associated Board. Alison has worked extensively in the fields of music theatre, opera, short film, TV, VO, concert and cruise production shows. Credits include: Vocalist in ‘Celtic Angels’ (National Tour Germany), Charity ‘Sweet Charity’, Nancy ‘Oliver’, Julia ‘The Wedding Singer-The Musical’, Rose ‘Street Scene’ (Opera in the Open), Fruma Sarah ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ (The Gaiety Dublin), Giulia ‘The Gondoliers (Buxton Opera House), ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ (The Helix Dublin), ’Lucia di Lammermoor’ (The National Concert Hall), Production Vocalist for Celebrity Cruises/Qdos (Europe/USA/Caribbean).
Alison has performed in many other prominent theatres including Her Majesties Theatre London, The National Opera House of Ireland, The Millennium Forum Derry and The Waterfront Belfast; as well as hitting the stage at all major event venues in London with Motown band ‘The Basie Millers’. Awards include: AIMS Best Actress 2010 and nominee 2011, Permanent TSB High Achiever Award from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Alison is delighted to be joining the cast of this fantastic show!
Training: University of Liverpool and Guildford School of Acting
After spending the early part of her career as a ‘lead vocalist’ for some of the world’s top cruise liners including The Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, Samantha has performed at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and The Shaftesbury Theatre, London.
Her performing credits include: Becky Brixton in FOREVER DUSTY, Cover Malevola in SNOW WHITE (Kings Theatre), the Fairy Godmother in CINDERELLA (Theatre Royal, St Helens) and Gloriana in CINDERELLA (Theatre Royal, Wakefield).
Samantha is delighted to be part of this exciting production of THE BEAUTIFUL NOISE.
Kylie has an extensive background in TV, Voice Over and Theatre productions. She has worked on shows such as ‘DreamWorks Madagascar Live!’, ‘A…My Name is Alice’, ’Smash Hits of the 70s & 80s’, as well as performing as a Vocalist on cruise ships and working as a VO artist for brands such as Clinique, Coca Cola & Snapfish. Kylie is an original member of Britains Got Talent Finalists, The D-Day Darlings
Rebecca has been lucky enough to support Lesley Garrett and more recently ‘Steps’. Her favourite audience members include Kate Middleton and Brian May!
Sarah trained at London Studio Centre, graduating in 2005 with a degree in Musical Theatre. Shortly after, she joined a world cruise and performed as a singer/dancer in various productions.
She completed a postgraduate at Mountview Academy of Performing Arts, after which she performed as part of a singing quartet with the English National Ballet. Their large-venue UK tour of Strictly Gershwin included dates at the Royal Albert Hall and the London Coliseum.
Emily Louise trained at London Studio Centre at the age of 16, followed by a postgraduate course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Emily’s previous theatre credits include Lead Vocalist in ‘Hooray for Hollywood’, Lead Vocalist onboard Cunard’s MV Queen Elizabeth for their World Voyage, Lorina Liddell in ‘CLD – The Real Lewis Carroll’ , Lead Vocalist in ‘Putting on the Ritz’ (UK tour) and ‘A . . . My Name is Alice’.
Emily was one of the original nine members of ‘The D Day Darlings
Mark is an accomplished, gifted pianist and keyboard player with years of experience at every level of the business. He was trained in classical and contemporary musical styles from his early teens.
Theatrical credits include Gary Wilmot’s ‘Showstoppers’ tour, and ‘Peter Pan’ the musical with Toyah Wilcox to name a few.
Mark is delighted to be working with Fisher Stevens as his Musical Director and Keyboard player on ‘A Beautiful Noise’
Gerry has been a working musician since 1983. He has done numerous radio shows for BBC and has supported Nils Lofgren, Colin Blunstone, Geno Washington.
Also is Guitarist and singer with UK Country Band The Big River Bandits, Guitarist and singer with Renee Sears and the Jazz Set, Guitarist and singer with Celtic Country Band Kinfolk. Can be seen occasionally singing with the BBO Big Band. He is also a very busy guitar teacher.
Andy began playing drums in 1982 after seeing the great Eric Delaney play at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Shortly afterwards he joined my first band with some school friends. By the age of 12 he was regularly gigging and at the same time began playing drums and percussion for local amateur dramatics productions. By the age of 15 Andy played in a lot of great venues including BBC TV Centre, The Empire Ballroom Leicester Square ( as part of the Soho Jazz Festival ) and the Pizza Express chain of jazz clubs in London. Over the next few years, Andy played in as many bands and different styles as possible and progressed from amateur to professional engagements. Over the years Andy has performed in numerous bands / shows and have backed many “named” artists in theatre / cabaret / gig situations, both in the UK and abroad
Peter, has been performing live for over a decade. During that time he has played in various theatre shows such as ‘Typically Tina, ‘ Elvis Years’ and ‘Fiddler on The Roof’. He has also toured the UK with various bands and artists including ‘Never Hill’ and ‘Yakobo’. With every show, he brings great energy, passion and creativity to the stage and is very much enjoying bringing the music of Neil Diamond to life with the rest of the ‘Beautiful Noise show’ band.”
Steve started out on the alto saxophone at 14 years old after discovering Charlie Parker, he then switched to bass guitar a short while later inspired by Paul McCartney, James Jamerson and Jaco Pastorius. Influenced by his Father, internationally renowned Jazz double bassist Dave Green, he would meet many legendary musicians along the way including George Coleman, Martin Taylor, Lee Konitz, Steve Jordan and Chucho Valdes. He also studied with Fred Thelonious Baker (In Cahoots, Pip Pyle).
He has been playing professionally for over 20 years, and has covered many different styles including Rock, Pop, Big band swing, Soul and Latin. Tours & sessions followed with artists such as PJ Proby, Nashville guitarist Forrest Lee Jnr, UK Latin Jazz band PAZ and Lee Small.
Nichola Pope is a saxophonist, musical director, arranger, educator, and community-music project leader. Her multifaceted career has earned her a reputation as one of the UK’s leading saxophonists,
She has spent years touring in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and has appeared at major UK festivals including Glastonbury, BST Hyde Park, Isle of Wight Festival, Latitude, Boomtown, and
Bestival with Bombay Bicycle Club and London Afrobeat Collective. Nichola has performed at packed arenas, concert halls and theatres such as The O2, ExCeL London, Royal Festival Hall, Brixton Academy; and in London’s West End with various touring shows
TV credits include BBC’s Top of the Pops, TFI Friday, MOBO Awards, Brit Awards and The X-Factor with acts like Olly Murs,Craig David, Daniel Beddingfield, Jamelia, Jamie Cullum, and Lemar.
Since taking up the saxophone at the age of 12, Music has been virtually the sole focus of Glen’s life. Initially inspired to try the instrument by his stepfather (himself a former professional saxophonist), he was soon guided towards the music of some of the great jazz saxophonists such as Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane, and so his obsession with the instrument began.
Throughout his teenage years, Glen played in many bands, learning valuable lessons from the older musicians around him; not just about music, but also about drinking, bad advice about women and a whole plethora of reasons why a career as a professional musician was a bad decision. However, undeterred he stumbled blindly headlong into that very career.
Since his early 20s, Glen has been fortunate enough to play professionally in a wide variety of styles and has shared stages with an array of excellent musicians, from playing classic Rock and Roll with Chubby Checker; Arab/Jazz fusion with RabihAbou-Khalil; Reggae and Ska with Maroon Town; Funk with Nik West (Prince, Quincy Jones) and regularly gigs with some of the UK’s finest Jazz musicians. He has played at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe, including the Freedom Sounds Festival in Cologne, and a headline slot at Arena Santa Giuliana in Perugia as part of the world renowned Umbria Jazz Festival.
John Moakes has over 30 years experience as a professional trumpet player.
He has worked extensively around the world fronting numerous big bands including the Memphis Belle Swing Orchestra, the New Squadronaires and the Rat Pack Show, in addition to sharing a stage with the fantastic Mr Buddy Greco.
John regularly travels all over the UK and worldwide playing with various bands.
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A BEAUTIFUL NOISE THE DEFINITIVE NEIL DIAMOND TRIBUTE featuring FISHER STEVENS