MISS HOPE SPRINGS “SINGS HER SONGS”
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 8pm
London’s hottest cabaret sensation, Miss Hope Springs, arrives in America’s Finest City to play MA4 for her inaugural San Diego performance.
Live at the piano, Hope sings her acclaimed award winning all-original repertoire of toe-tappingly catchy showstoppers and tear jerkingly moving torch songs, the toast of London’s West End cabaret scene and star of the famous Le Crazy Coqs cabaret for over 4 years, she arrives, suitcase in hand, to ply her laugh-out- loud-move-you-to-tears show in the mecca of cabaret that is San Diego. Hope reveals the highs and lows of her ‘Ritz to the pits’ life and loves, and sings songs from across her repertoire, including those from her 1963 French album Je m’appelle Hope to 1974’s Miss Hope Springs Swings with Strings.
‘Hysterical… and a bevy of witty original songs,’ The Times London (critics choice top pick).
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Miss Hope Springs, the comedy cabaret chanteuse, is the creation of actor, comedian, composer-lyricist-pianist-singer Mr. Ty Jeffries, son of British screen legend Lionel Jeffries (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Camelot, Notorious Landlady). This is Ty’s very first time appearing in the USA.
Playing the piano and singing her award-winning repertoire of uniquely catchy original songs, ex-Vegas nightclub chanteuse Miss Hope Springs brings her laugh-out-loud-move-you-to-tears one-woman show. A show which has garnered praise from critics such as Will Hodgkinson of The Times, ‘Springs sings of big hopes and broken dreams…The sleeper hit of the year,’ Regaland artists such as Marc Almond, ‘The songs are genius,” and Julian Clary, ‘Tragi-comic genius,” as well as winning Best Cabaret Brighton Fringe, Best Cabaret The Stage, and Best Musical Variety Act The London Cabaret Awards 2015 (shortlisted nominee).
Still wearing the sequins she left the Pink Pelican Casino with in 1972, and accompanied by her Hot Jazz Combo on throbbing double bass and sizzling percussion, Hope regales with hysterical tales from her ‘Ritz to the pits’ life. You’ll hear Hope’s blend of finger snapping pop, romantic rhumbas and sassy bossa novas.
Ty’s formative years living in Tinsel Town lend authenticity to his multilayered portrayal of never-say-die show business trouper Hope. Ty is a classically trained pianist (Purcell School) and since 2012, his glittering alter ego has been starring in London’s West End top cabaret rooms.
Jeffries is also a published songwriter (Elton John’s Rocket Music) and has worked with artists as varied as Neneh Cherry, Vangelis, Chaka Khan, and Billy MacKenzie and The Associates. Ty continues his hugely successful relationship now in its 5th year, with London’s premier cabaret room, Crazy Coqs, with a once-monthly Sunday evening residency.
“It is a measure of how effortlessly Ty Jeffries inhabits his character that for long stretches of his show. You forget that you are watching a female impersonator at work. Yes, there’s an element of camp in his cult creation, Miss Hope Springs, a droll singer-pianist and ex-showgirl whose fading looks are one part Peggy Lee, one part Dusty Springfield. But if camp is a term that nowadays tends to be synonymous with the grimly inept, Jeffries keeps things very classy…One to treasure.” -Clive Davis; The Times London