Ian Shaw. Magical Radio

Songs from a 1970s Childhood

Price(At the venue)
75 Minutes
  • Show Description
  • A brand new solo show. Shaw weaves a fascinating, moving and often jaw-drop funny musical tale. Growing up through his singles collection, from a boy to a man, this powerhouse one-act performance, takes in Gilbert and Elton, Marc Bolan, Bowie, Motown and Shaw’s obsession with the great pop masterpieces of the strangest decade in popular music. Tales of Spaceships, spacehoppers, school and terrible telly jostle with some of the most moving songs ever written including ‘Alone Again’, ‘Life On Mars’, ‘Someone Saved My Life Tonight’. These are all newly arranged and delivered in this award-winning, hugely popular showman’s extraordinary style.

    With 16 studio albums to his own name in a career spanning over three decades, Shaw is widely regarded as the best male jazz vocalist the UK has produced. Alongside performances at the major London venues, Shaw tours throughout the UK at theatres and arts centres and has played all the main jazz festivals here. He has performed at numerous venues in the US including Jazz at the Lincoln Center; three of his recordings are on US labels. Shaw’s recordings and live performances as a jazz singer have been recognised by two BBC jazz awards (2004 and 2007), a Parliamentary award (2018) and numerous award nominations including Downbeat Magazine (2017) and Jazz FM (2013 and 2019).


    ‘One minute he has you crying…the next…laughing in the aisle.’ – The Guardian

    ‘A consummate artist, one of our very best.’ – The Times


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