Melinda Hughes "Laugh it off"
Melinda's brilliantly crafted show includes brand new songs about the special relationship between the UK and the US; Selfies, Brexit and Donald Trump tweeting.
Drawing inspiration from Weimar Cabaret Melinda highlights the similarities between today's political climate and 1933 making this a poignant, hilarious and unforgettable evening.
Melinda has written and performed with co-writer Jeremy Limb at numerous International Festivals. Her CD Smoke and Noise (Nimbus) won critical acclaim in The US and UK leading her to appear on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 with Barry Humphries. A graduate of The Royal College of Music, Melinda toured Europe for four years as the soloist to the famous violinist Andre Rieu. She has sung many lead operatic roles including Aida, Tosca and Madame Butterfly working in more than forty countries and will be appearing on BBC Four Television series about Weimar Cabaret in summer 2017.
If they were playing anywhere near me, I would run, not walk to see them.
Roy Sander, Bistro Awards New York
Hughes could sing the phone book, she's that good and the material is just as cool a find. Performance art at it's populist best.
Midwest Records USA