Thursday, Aug 3, 2017
(Doors open at 6:15 PM)
Door Time:6:15 PM
Restrictions:$25 Menu Minimum
Shane Hampsheir ~ A Celebration of Swing
Shane Hampsheir is recognised within the music industry as both a very talented jazz/swing singer and a versatile and accomplished performer. As a professional singer, Shane has performed a number of highly acclaimed one-man shows in theatres in the UK and Europe and is widely regarded as one of the country’s top swing singers and is in constant demand with many big bands and orchestras including the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.
Shane was asked by Universal Records to record Michael Bublé’s hit single ‘Home’ for the compilation album ‘You Raise Me Up – 2008’. In March 2009, the recording was re-released as the title track on a double CD featuring such artists as Katherine Jenkins, Hayley Westenra, Russell Watson, Louis Armstrong, Boyzone, Lesley Garrett, Girls Aloud, Jamie Cullum and many more. Since then, Shane’s version of ‘Home’ has appeared on 6 top 10 albums World-wide, with more of the biggest stars in the music world.
“Performing the songs of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Bublé, Tony Bennett and many more, the singer was chameleon-like in his ability to perform the hits of others. One of the highlights of the night was his tender rendition of By Your Side, which was instantly met by standing ovations all round. The young singer’s performance showcased his wonderful ability to not only recite popular heyday hits, but to also show his command of songs that ranged from heartfelt and delicate, to sophisticated and uproarious. The set concluded with Ray Charles’ Hallelujah, a performance so kinetic and energised that members of the audience quickly got up off their chairs and danced by the front of the stage, almost as an act of worship. Carefree and excited, Shane’s manipulation of the audience is certainly a sight to behold. Very few can create such an atmosphere of pure, unadulterated joy in the way that Shane can. “
“Vibrant, charismatic and instantly likeable, Hampsheir is a natural performer. His playful charm will appeal to almost anyone, as well as his sculpturing and reinvention of popular classics.For anybody looking for a night of entertainment or romance then look no further than Shane Hampsheir. Move over Paul Anka – there’s a new swing king in town.” – The Upcoming
Over the passed year, Shane has performed in London’s most prestigious jazz clubs in his own right, with the Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Peter Long Orchestra, Nick Ross Orchestra, The Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band, The Len Phillips Big Band and around the country with his own big band and swing band.