"Exhilarating… Ms. Fasano is a lyrically sensitive
interpreter … Mr. Comstock is an ideal balance between swinging
precision and ingenious musical wit. Meet the new fun couple on the
block. Mr. Comstock and Ms. Fasano are turning the neighborhood
into a hotbed of pleasure." New York Times
"Masterful… they take it to a whole other level … Ms. Fasano is a charismatic stylist who effectively channels the spirits of the great über-divas Lena Horne and Barbra Streisand." Wall Street Journal
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano make their London debut at Crazy Coqs with their acclaimed show HELLUVA TOWN: A New York Soundtrack, which celebrates the love/hate affair Comstock, Fasano and most New Yorkers have with their city. Calling it "an intimate, arbitrary, iPod shuffle of our town", Comstock and Fasano won't be singing predictable New York anthems, but rather will perform an idiosyncratic mix of songs from Broadway and Hollywood, the pop singer-songwriters and the jazz songbook. The wide gamut of writers includes Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hart, Comden & Green, Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, Cy Coleman & Carolyn Leigh, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Horace Silver, Jon Hendricks, Harry Warren, Billy Strayhorn, and Bacharach & David. Comstock and Fasano will perform songs from such Broadway shows as 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Promises Promises and Golden Boy.
Comstock and Fasano, whose chemistry has been described as having a little bit of the Astaire-Rogers blend of sex and class, have been honoured as vocalists, recording artists, and writers of their numerous performance pieces. Regular performers at New York's most prestigious clubs and concert halls, they have received an unprecedented three MAC Awards in one year including Vocal Duo of the Year, Outstanding Female Vocalist and Record of the Year. They are also multiple MAC, Bistro and New York Nightlife Award winners and have just been honoured with the 2013 MAC award for Major Duo.