The iconic voice of Karen Carpenter and the magical music of The Carpenters comes to Blackburn Empire Theatre this June.
Carpenters Gold is a feel-good tribute authentically performing the much-loved hits of the 70s legends, such as Close to You, Top of the World, and Mr Postman, whilst recreating the exceptional look and sound of their world tours, including ‘Karen Carpenter’ playing the drums with a full live backing band.
International and West End vocalist Vikki, who plays Karen Carpenter, promises a fast-moving production that accurately portrays not only The Carpenters’ musical brilliance, but also Richard and Karen Carpenter’s infectious magnetism.
“As well as paying meticulous attention to Karen’s mannerisms,” Vikki said, “we’re also keen to faithfully recreate the pair’s brother/sister relationship and their playful interaction with both the band and the audience, which was a trade mark of their live shows.”
Richard Carpenter, played by musical arranger and vocalist Greg Stevenson, features on the piano alongside a band that is joined on the drums by Karen, just as the Carpenters would have performed live in concert.
Vikki continued: “Carpenters Gold is the only production that fully recreates a live Carpenters concert, even down to the authentically kitsch Seventies stage costumes.
“One enthusiastic review commented that you could almost see the static from the Draylon.”
Carpenters Gold revives both the exceptional look and sound of The Carpenters’ extensive world performances and TV appearances, including Live at The London Palladium, Talk of the Town and their Japan 1974 tour.
Vikki said: “When we were young we’d listen to the radio, waiting for our favourite songs – now we can enjoy them live, performed just how they would have been by the Carpenters during their heyday!” promises Vikki.
As specialists in producing authentic tribute shows, you will not see or hear any other Carpenters production as accurate as this on the stage today.
An absolute must for all fans of the fantastic Karen and Richard.
Blackburn Empire Theatre presents ‘Carpenters Gold’ on Friday 1st June, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets at £18.
Available online here or from the Booking Office in person or by phone (Monday to Saturday 10am to 12:30pm) 01254 685 500.