In "BRIGHT LIGHTS AND PROMISES", Issy will be performing a diverse range of songs from both sides of the Atlantic, including songs by Fran Landesman, Janis Ian, Rodgers and Hart, Edith Piaf and Aristide Bruant.
Issy was one third of the popular cabaret group Fascinating Aida during the 1990s, with whom she received two Olivier Award Nominations for Best Entertainment and regularly toured the UK and abroad . During this time she also performed at the National Theatre in A Little Night Music and shows at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre including Kiss Me Kate, for which she received an Olivier Nomination for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical. Her most recent work was in Arthur Miller's The American Clock at The Finborough Theatre, No Naughty Bits at the Hampstead Theatre and in Stephen Sondheim’s rarely performed musical Anyone Can Whistle at the Jermyn Street Theatre.
Issy has also worked extensively on radio and television, most recently starring alongside Matt Smith in Christopher and His Kind for the BBC.
Issy toured the world with the late great Larry Adler for the last ten years of his life and together they recorded the album The Glory of Gershwin, produced by George Martin. An 80th birthday tribute to the American harmonica virtuoso, the album features artists such as Sting, Elton John, Cher, Meatloaf, Courtney Pine and Lisa Stanfield.
Musical Director - Sarah Travis. As well as working with Fascinating Aida. Sarah has played piano for Julian Clary, Lily Savage, Barb Jungr, Alvin Stardust, The Drop Dead Divas and Shona White, and remains the only woman to win a Tony Award for Best Orchestrations on her production of Sweeney Todd on Broadway.