THE TWENTY-TENS

2010

Stravinski Auditorium
Montreux, Swizerland
Montreux Jazz Festival
Downtown, Don't Sleep in the Subway and a Gershwin medley backed by Pepe Leinhard & the Swiss Army Band.



© Lionel Flusin | ©Montreux Jazz Festival Foundation
With Pepe Leinhard & the Swiss Army Band


Petula performed Downtown, Don't Sleep In The Subway and a Gershwin medley (Someone To Watch Over Me/The Man I Love)

© Lionel Flusin | ©Montreux Jazz Festival Foundation








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Las Vegas Hilton
Las Vegas, Nevada USA



SONG LIST:
  • Who Am I
  • Heaven's Door
  • Don't Sleep In The Subway
  • Starting All Over Again
  • I Know a Place
  • This Is My Song
  • Look To The Rainbow
  • How Are Things In Glocca Morra
  • Someone to Watch Over Me/The Man That Got Away
  • Come Along With Me
  • Love Me Tender


  • Sixties medley - Round Every Corner/Call Me/A Sign Of The Times/The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
  • Tell Me It's Not True
  • With One Look
  • To Memphis
  • Love Song Medley
  • Downtown
Encores
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • Here For You




©Photos by Laurie Parsons Zenobio



©Photo by Laurie Parsons Zenobio

©Photo by Grant Sturiale

September 24, 2010
Tarrytown Music Hall
Tarrytown, New York, USA





© Photos by P. Scalice

Songs Performed

Part I
  • You and I
  • Who Am I/Color My World
  • Starting All Over Again
  • Don't Sleep In The Subway
  • Chaplin medley: This is My Song/Eternally (piano only)/Smile
  • Finian's medley: Look To The Rainbow/ How Are Things In Glocca Morra
  • I Know a Place/Sign of the Times
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Miss Otis Regrets
  • Moon River
  • Elvis medley: Hound Dog / A Little Less Conversation
  • Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me/The Man I Love
Part II
  • It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World
  • With One Look
  • Theatre poem
  • Kiss Me Goodbye/My Love
  • To Memphis Refugee
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • Downtown

    Encores
    Here for You
    Here Comes the Rainbow








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  • 26 October, 2010
  • 28 October, 2010
  • Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
  • Burswood Theatre, Perth, AUSTRALIA
  • Concert Hall, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
  • Showroom, Twin Towns Resort, Tweed Heads, AUSTRALIA
  • State Theatre, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
  • The Founder's Theatre, Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND
  • The Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND
  • Michael Fowler Centre, Convention Centre, Wellington, NZ
  • Audi Town Hall, Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
  • Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra, AUSTRALIA
  • Southern Cross Club Auditorium, Canberra, AUSTRALIA
  • Starlight Room, West Leagues Club, Newcastle, AUSTRALIA
  • Glass House Theatre, Port Macquarie, AUSTRALIA
  • State Theatre, The Arts Centre, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

November 6, 2010
Annenberg Theatre - Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs, California USA
Benefit Concert



Songs Performed
  • You and I
  • Who Am I/Color My World
  • Starting All Over Again
  • Don't Sleep In The Subway
  • Chaplin medley: This is My Song/Eternally (piano only)/Smile
  • Finian's medley: Look To The Rainbow/ How Are Things In Glocca Morra
  • I Know a Place/Sign of the Times
  • Miss Otis Regrets
  • Moon River
  • Elvis medley: Hound Dog / A Little Less Conversation


  • Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me/The Man I Love
  • With One Look
  • Theatre poem
  • Kiss Me Goodbye/My Love
  • To Memphis
  • Refugee
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • Downtown

    Encore
    Here Comes the Rainbow



Betty Francis ~ Special to The Desert Sun ~ November 14, 2010

      With more than 68 million records sold, 15 Top 40 hits and dozens of prestigious awards on two continents, Petula Clark was declared "England's most successful female performer ever."
      And last week, she showed us why.
      Clark headlined the Annenberg Theater's new season opening, which was sold out in advance to many of the desert's most prestigious philanthropists.
      Clark's performance was incredibly diverse ~ with songs and anecdotes from many different roles and periods of her widely varied career. There was the Elvis period: "You Ain't Nothing but a Hound-dog," part of it sung hilariously, as if by the Queen of England.
     Then there was the "Finian's Rainbow" period with Fred Astaire and songs like "Look to the Rainbow" and "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" and her long-running role as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard."
      Clark looked slim and glamorous - and not just "for her age." Her distinct voice, talent, humor and endearing attitude made for a fabulous evening of entertainment.
      After singing a few sophisticated songs, Clark removed the hairpins from her upswept hairdo, shook her head and literally "let down her hair" as she swung into a rocking, upbeat arrangement of "Don't Sleep In The Subway."

Getting downtown
      Knowing what everyone wants to hear her sing, Clark teasingly clomped across the stage like an elderly grump saying in a raspy voice, "Why doesn't she just sing 'Downtown' and go home?" Her impersonation brought down the house and only heightened anticipation for her biggest hit. When the time for her closing number finally arrived, Clark gave it her all, proving herself to be a two-fisted singer, alternating between two hand-held microphones for dramatic effect while the audience joined in with lots of timely hand clapping on the chorus. (Excerpt)





Singing legend Petula Clark (center) is surrounded by (from left) Tom Truhe, chairman of the Annenberg Theater Council; Jean Carrus, trustee and sponsor; Harold Matzner, Art Museum executive vice chairman; and Russ Russell, sponsor and vice president of Union Bank.
(Del Francis, Special to The Desert Sun)


November 9, 2010
Northern Quest Resort
Airway Heights, Washington USA



Songs Performed
  • You and I
  • Who Am I/Color My World
  • Don't Sleep In The Subway
  • Chaplin medley: This is My Song
  • Finian's medley: Look To The Rainbow/ How Are Things In Glocca Morra
  • I Know a Place/Sign of the Times
  • Miss Otis Regrets
  • Moon River
  • Elvis medley: Hound Dog
  • Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me/The Man I Love


  • With One Look
  • Theatre poem
  • Kiss Me Goodbye/My Love
  • To Memphis
  • Refugee
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • Downtown
Encores
  • Here for You
  • Here Comes the Rainbow






All photos © Bob Slavin

November 13, 2010
Théàtre St-Denis
Montreal CANADA



Songs Performed
  • You and I
  • Who Am I/Colour My World
  • Coeur Blesse
  • Don't Sleep In the Subway
  • This is my Song/C'est Ma Chanson
  • I Know a Place/It's A Sign of the Times
  • Look to the Rainbow
  • How are things in Glocca Morra
  • Chariot
  • La Gadoue
  • Un Enfant
  • With One Look


  • Le Nuit N'en Finit Plus
  • Dis Moi Revoir/My Love
  • My Love (a la Nashville)
  • To Memphis
  • Que Fait Tu La, Petula
  • Refugee
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • Downtown

Encores
  • Tout Le Monde
  • Here Comes the Rainbow


© Photos Benoit Pelosse



Concert Review



     Serge Gainsbourg, Francis Ford Coppola, Jacques Brel, Fred Astaire et même George Lucas étaient de la partie, samedi soir, lors du tour de chant de Petula Clark, présenté au théâtre St-Denis. On connaît la grande Britannique pour ses chansons immortelles, plus de soixante ans après ses débuts sur scène, mais on est beaucoup moins familier avec le reste de son oeuvre.
      Samedi, c’était quelque chose qu’on partageait presque exclusivement entre initiés. Les collègues étaient majoritairement à Bedouin Sounddash ou à Coup de coeur francophone. Nous n’étions pas légion rayon journalistes.
      Tant pis pour les absents, parce que Petula Clark donne — encore — des spectades du calibre de ceux de Charles Aznavour et Juliette Gréco, ses contemporains. Le genre de rezzonioopruerrontenac.oom spectacle qui, au-delà du répertoire immortel. se veut un cours de chant et une leçon de scène Le genre de peðormance que tout interprète qui se respecte doit voir pour pouvoir comprendre le métier et corflger ses lacunes.

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      Du méher, rartiste qui chantait déjà pour les troupes britanniques lorsqu’elle était enfant lors la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, en a démontré dans le premier quart d’heure, notamment lors de CoJor P4’ Worfri et Coeur blessé, alors qu’elle était encore à froid.
      Des petites modulations dans les finales, ainsi que des changements d’octave — comme Joan Baez il y a quelques semaines — afin de compenser pour une voix qui n’a quand méme plus 20 ans. A moins que l’on doive mettre ça sur le compte de l’échauffement, car dès Don? Sleep in the Subway, Petula nous a boudé ça avec la longue finale. Impressionnant.

      S’adressant constamment dans les deux langues, la plus française des Britanniques a une maîtrise des planches totale. Version bilingue de This is I’ Song/C est ma chanson, génuflexions légères et rigolotes quand la foule applaudît en reconnaissant les premières mesures d’un classique, swing généreux pour le doublé ¡ Know a Place/A Sign of the Times et steppettes d’usage pour La Gadoue, de Gainsbourg, justement. Vive d’esprit, elle mentionne le jour où Jacques Brel lui «a fait un enfant», lapsus volontaire pour noter que Brel lui a offert et composé Un enfant pour souligner l’arrivée de sa deuxième fille. Et l’interprétation était magnifique. Tout aussi marrant, cette longue introduction qui précède Look to the Rainbow, de Finian’s Rainbow (1968), film de Coppola où elle partageait l’affiche avec Fred Astaire sous les yeux d’un stagiaire inconnu nommé George Lucas. On mesurait alors la longévité de l’artiste.

Français au rendez-vous
      Comme ce fut le cas lors de ses passages à Montréal en 2000 et 2006 (chaque fois au Saint-Denis), ce sont toutefois les chansons en français qui ont particulièrement fait mouche. Chariot— dont Little Peggy March a popularisé la version anglaise, I Will Follow Him, en 1963— a été interprétée avec une fougue et une passion jamais démenties et fut dotée d’une finale explosive, comme si Petula avait encore 30 ans.
      Et que dire de La nuit n’en finit plus — version française de Needles and Pins, de Jackie DeShannon —, rien de moins que bouleversante, avec la chanteuse qui l’interprète avec tant d’émotion et de drame dans la voix et le geste.
      Le geste, il était plus léger et coquin pour Que fais-tu ¡â Petuia?, toujours mémorable, quoique interprétée cette fois dans un tempo plus lent que d’ordinaire. Sur ce plan, c’est My Love, chanson pop galopante et numéro un partout dans le monde en 1966, qui fut la surpnse de la soirée, lorsque livrée sur des arrangements country dignes de Nasville! Petula avait l’air de Renée Martel . Hee haw!
      Sans surprise, les premières notes de Downtown, chanson phare qui a assuré l’immortalité à Petula Clark, ont fait frissonner tout le monde et la livraison fut à la hauteur du titre de légende. Mais les frissons, c’est Petula qui en a eu de gros après une sautillante version de Tout le monde veut allerau ciel. Alors qu’elle remerciait le public au terme de ce spectacle qui se voulait le dernier de son actuelle tournée mondiale, un fan a hurlé «Happy birthday!. Suivi d’un autre et dun autre et de la chanson d’usage.
      Nombreux savaient que Petula Clark allait célébrer son anniversaire dans 48 heures (15 novembre). Ce qui ne fait qu’ajouter à la qualité de cette performance. Comme Charles, comme Juliette, Petula semble quelque peu échapper au temps.

2011

February 1, 2011
Lakeland Center Youkey Theatre
Lakeland, Florida USA

February 5, 2011
River Rock Show Theatre
River Rock Casino Resort
Richmond, BC, CANADA



     Even though she ends the interview singing, "There's never been a horse that couldn't be rode," Petula Clark doesn't remember much about the song.
      "It's a song I really enjoyed recording," she recalls, byway of apology. "I can't even remember where I might have recorded it. Maybe America."
      Understandable. Clark has done so much, beginning when she was a child star in England at six years old. Now 79, she has films, theatre, and charity work in her resume. And lots of recordings, not only in English but several other languages. Even before she became the female face of mod, the French idolized her as an exemplar of "Le Twist." Then came, "Downtown," "I KnowA Place," "Cat in the Window," "Don't Sleep in the Subway" post-Beatles, pre-counter culture.
      So, a single that was released around 1973. "Never Been a Horse That Couldn't Be Rode." is a tiny bump in a long road. It is a stomper along the line of Gladys Knight's "I've Got to Use My Imagination," and uncharacteristic of anything Petula Clark had done up to that time. That leads to the speculation that Petula Clark doesn't conform to what is expected of her. Her current show, for example, isn't a leisurely stroll down memory lane.
      "It's a very personal show." she states. "It's not nostalgia. I don't do nostalgia. Everything I do onstage, I relate to one way or another."
      Beside the hits, she might include a tribute to American songwriters, a segment with her alone at the piano, contemporary songs and two she wrote under different circumstances ("Refugee." "The Rainbow') and recorded last week. She has eschewed a big orchestra in favour of a five piece band.
      "You can hear the songs more clearly," Clark explains. "There's less going on. It is absolutely a chance to rediscover these songs. I just want to do my take on it. I have great respect for these songs.
      "It's always a moment of truth when you go onstage." she continues. 'it's humbling. The audience is on my side, of course The trick is to keep them on my side."
      "It's a career like anybody else's life." Petula Clark says.
      "There are highs and lows. I've been very fortunate. It's a great way to live your life. How many people can say that?"
tharrison@theprovince.com

November 7, 2011
Casino de Paris
Paris, FRANCE
Opening act: Paul & Louise















Flyer




Songs Performed
  • Happiness/Le Bonheur
  • Que fais-tu la Petula
  • Don't Sleep In The Subway
  • La Gadoue
  • Coeur blessé
  • Chariot
  • Un enfant
  • La nuit n'en finit plus
  • C'est ma chanson

  • With One Look
  • Sous ma chemise
  • La vie comme elle passe
  • La lumiere à dit
  • Downtown
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
Encore
  • Hang Tight




2012

January 24 - February 11, 2012
Feinstein's
Loews Regency
New York City, NY USA







Songs Performed:
    I Concentrate on You
  • Who Am I / Color My World
  • Starting All Over Again
  • Don't Sleep in the Subway
  • How Are Things in Glocca Morra
  • I Know a Place / Sign of the Times
  • La Vie en Rose
  • This is My Song
  • Miss Otis Regrets





  • With One Look
  • Theatre Poem
  • My Love
  • Gershwin Medley
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • Downtown
  • Duane Reade (Downtown parody)
  • You and I


Photos © by Stephen Sorokoff



with Regis Philbin


with Regis and Joy Philbin


with Jamie deRoy and Barry Kleinbort (Downtown parody lyrics)


with Rex Reed
Flyer


  • 2/6 March, 2012
  • 3 March, 2012
  • 4 March, 2012
  • 10 March, 2012
  • 11 March, 2012
  • 16 March, 2012
  • 17 March, 2012
  • 18 March, 2012
  • 21/22 March
  • 23 March, 2012
  • 25 March, 2012
  • 28 March, 2012
  • 29 March, 2012
  • 31 March, 2012
  • 1 April, 2012
  • Cairns Civic Theatre, Cairns, QLD AUSTRALIA
  • Townsville Civic Theatre, South Townsville, QLD
  • Mackay Entertainment Centre, Mackay, QLD
  • The State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
  • Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW
  • Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW
  • Gold Coast Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD
  • The Events Centre, Caloundra, QLD
  • Dubbo Regional Theatre, Dubbo, NSW
  • The Auditorium, Vikings Erindale,Canberra
  • Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW
  • The State Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
  • Grand Ballroom, Stamford Grand Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Amphitheatre, Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mundaring Weir, WA
  • Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA

2013

10 March, 2013
Royal Festival Hall
London, England UK
Mirth Control
Back by popular demand after sell-out performances in 2011 and 2012, Sandi Toksvig hosted Mirth Control, an electrifying night of comedy and music inspired by great women.
This year's special guests included one of Britain's most successful singers, Petula Clark, plus Sue Perkins, Fascinating Aida, and the WOW Women's Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.





In rehearsal


Downtown


Ticket

  • 2 October, 2013
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  • 11 October, 2013
  • 13 October, 2013
  • 14October, 2013
  • Manchester Lowry, Manchester, England UK
  • Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland UK
  • Newcastle Tyne Theatre Newcastle, England UK
  • York Barbican, York, England UK
  • Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham, England UK
  • Guildford G Live, Guildford, England UK
  • Northampton Derngate, Northampton, England UK
  • Ipswich Regent, Ipswich, England UK
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane London, England UK
  • St. Davids Hall, Cardiff, Wales UK

18 November, 2013
Clive Davis Theatre - Grammy Museum
LA Live, Los Angeles, California USA
An Evening with Petula Clark



Photo credit: ©WireImage.com / R. Sapp





With Richard Carpenter


2014

  • 26 April, 2014
  • 27 April, 2014
  • 29 April, 2014
  • 1 May, 2014
  • 2 May, 2014
  • 3 May, 2014
  • 7 May, 2014
  • 9 May, 2014
  • 10 May, 2014
  • 16 May, 2014
  • 17 May, 2014
  • QPAC Concert Hall, South Bank Brisbane, QLD
  • The Events Centre, Caloundra, QLD, Australia
  • Cairns Civic Center Theatre, Cairns, QLD, Australia
  • Townsville Civic Theatre, South Townsville, QLD
  • Mackay Entertainment Convention Centre, Mackay, QLD
  • Twin Towns Showroom, Twin Towns Resort, Tweed Heads
  • Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW
  • Hammer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
  • State Theatre Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  • Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

5 July,
Royal Festival Hall
London, England UK
A Life In Song






      A Life In Song performance at the Royal Festival Hall was a one-off show celebrating Tony Hatch's illustrious career as a songwriter and producer, with special guest performances from Petula Clark and several names from the modern pop world, including Rumer, Rhydian, and Joe McElderr. The celebration offered an opportunity to step into the life and mind of a great songwriter as he performed on stage with a 40-piece orchestra and guest singers, and chatted with Michael Grade about his life, his career and the stories behind the songs.
     From pop music to the stage and TV to film, Tony Hatch is a songwriting legend. Not only did he help to define popular culture throughout the 1960s, penning some of the world's most loved songs, but he's also written the music to songs that have become timeless. His theme tunes for television include Crossroads, Emmerdale and Neighbours. For the stage he wrote the music for The Card and Rock Nativity and for the world of pop he created the songs Downtown, Call Me, I Know A Place, Joanna, I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, Colour My World and many more.


18 October, 2014 - 2015
Various venues primarily in France,
also Belgium, & Switzerland
Rendez-vous avec les stars
Conceived as a sequel to the hugely successful Age tendre tour, this multi-artist concert tour embarked upon an arduous six- month - 47 venue (2 shows per venue) tour of France, Belgium, & Switzerland. Each of the artists presented a 25 minute concert with the first concert performed at the Parc des expos in Chalon sur Saone, France.













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2016

28 April, 2016
Schwuz
Berlin, GERMANY
Petula Clark Live in Berlin
Concert televised live by Arte TV in Germany and France and also shown in the UK by BBC 4






SONG LIST
    HAPPINESS, NEVER ENOUGH
  • BLACKBIRD
  • FEVER
  • FROM NOW ON
  • POUR ETRE AIMEE DE TOI
  • DON'T SLEEP IN THE SUBWAY
  • WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE
  • IMAGINE
  • SACRIFICE MY HEART
  • A MIRACLE TO ME
  • CRAZY
  • DOWNTOWN
  • I COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE
  • RAINBOW


























  • 3 October, 2016
  • 5 October, 2016
  • 6 October, 2016
  • 7 October, 2016
  • 9 October, 2016
  • 10 October, 2016
  • 11 October, 2016
  • 13 October, 2016
  • 15 October, 2016
  • 16 October, 2016
  • 17 October, 2016
  • 19 October, 2016
  • 20 October, 2016
  • 21 October, 2016
  • 23 October, 2016
  • Guildford G Live, Guildford, England UK
  • Colston Hall, Bristol, England UK
  • The Anvil, Basingstoke, England UK
  • Swan Theatre, Wycombe, England UK
  • St. David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales UK
  • Town Hall, Birmingham, England UK
  • Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England UK
  • Leas Cliffs, Folkestone, England UK
  • Cliff's Pavillion, Southend, England UK
  • City Hall, Salisbury, England UK
  • Pavillion Theatre, Bournemouth, England UK
  • Town Hall, Leeds, England UK
  • The Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington, England UK
  • Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland UK
  • Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, UK

2017

  • 13 May, 2017
  • 17 May, 2017
  • 19 May, 2017
  • 20 May, 2017
  • 21 May, 2017
  • 26 May, 2017
  • 27 May, 2017
  • 28 May, 2017
  • Hammer Hall, Melbourne, VIC AUSTRALIA
  • Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA AUSTRALIA
  • Cannberra Theatre Centre, Canberra AUSTRALIA
  • State Theatre Sydney, Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA
  • Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW AUSTRALIA
  • QPAC Concert Hall, South Bank Brisbane, QLD
  • Brolga Theatre, Maryborough, AUSTRALIA
  • The Events Centre, Caloundra, QLD,AUSTRALIA

2017 AUSTRALIAN TOUR



Programme




Song List
  • You and I / Meant to Be
  • Don't Sleep in the Subway
  • Fever
  • Look to the Rainbow
  • How Are Things in Giocca Morra?
  • My Love
  • From Now On
  • Blackbird
  • Imagine



  • With One Look
  • Who Am I / Colour My World
  • This Is My Song
  • Living for Today
  • I Know a Place / Sign of the Times
  • While You See a Chance
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • Downtown
ENCORE:
  • Rainbow




Hammer Hall, Melbourne



State Theatre, Sydney



All photos courtesy of Stuart Wilkinson





Sydney, stage door crowd.




Press

Sydney, Australia

Interview: Sandy Kaye Presents




11 August, 2017
Cropredy, England UK
2017 Cropredy Festival
Annual folk and rock music festival held on the edge of the village of Cropredy.


























Review




Petula Clark | Fairport's Cropredy Convention | Friday, August 11, 2017



WE were puzzled when we first heard that Petula Clark was to play Cropredy this year.
      She's the other end of showbusiness from this serious music festival. How would she fit in with her Tin Pan Alley ways?
      Cropredy is about musicianship, excellence, sometimes intensity, and it's set apart from the music industry.
      It turns out that Petula is about nearly all of that as well, and at 84 deserves a prize for preserving her passion and musicianship - she can really sing.
      The Cropredy crowd is used to the likes of Robert Plant turning up to guest. The festival has seen Alice Cooper headline, as have Status Quo, Jools Holland, Squeeze, Richard Thompson many times, Steve Winwood and the perennial, enduring Fairport Convention, whose festival this is.
      This is not a festival for lightweights.
      And the singer was right out of her comfort zone on her own admission as she faced a sea of knowledgeable music people.
     So much so that the first few bars were a little croaky, but that was misleading. Once she got into her stride, the power came - and what a voice she has!
      She led us through a string of great hits from the Sixties - I Know a


Place, Don't Sleep in the Subway
and, of course, Downtown - each delivered with the vigour of her original recordings. But she also went off-piste with a strong interpretation of Peggy Lee's signature song, Fever.
      Perhaps a couple of choices were ill-advised - she sang two songs from her film Finian's Rainbow in an Irish accent.
      They weakened the output a little but came quite early and she regained momentum with the rest of her set.
      She was backed by a very tight, hard-edged band - no syrupy strings, just stripped-back rock-flavoured accompaniments.
      This band fitted right into the Cropredy ethos and she fitted right into them - she was an equal part of it and the result was a thrill for the crowd and an unexpected delight for this reviewer.
      One highlight was Winwood's own While You See a Chance - an Eighties soul-tinged ballad which the crowd would judge harshly if she messed it up - Winwood is right in the Cropredy vibe.
      But she didn't, she made it hers for the night.
      This was a treat and we found ourselves witnessing the revival of a career that most of us thought - if we ever did think about it - had gone for good. No, it's back with a bang.
Mike Rowbottom



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  • Mary Stuart Rogers Theater, Gallo Center, Modesto, California
  • The Blue Note, Napa, California USA
  • The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA
  • Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills, California, USA
  • Winnavegas Casino, Sloan, Iowa, USA
  • One World Theatre, Austin, Texas USA
  • Tobin Center, San Antonio, Texas USA
  • Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Florida, USA
  • Smoot Theatre, Parkersburg, West Virginia USA
  • Wildstein PAC, South Florida State College, Avon Park, Florida
  • Sharon Morse PAC, The Villages, Florida, USA
  • Central Park PAC, Largo, Florida, USA
  • Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, Maryland, USA
  • Kent Stage, Kent, Ohio, USA
  • Bear's Den, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Niagara Falls, NY
  • Arcada Theater, St. Charles, Illinois, USA
  • Smoot Theatre, Parkerburg, West Virginia, USA
  • Rams Head on Stage, Annapolis, Maryland, USA
  • Calvin Theatre & PAC, Northhampton, Massachussets USA
  • South Orange PAC, South Orange, New Jersey, USA
  • Sellersville Theatre, New York, NY, USA
  • B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, New York, USA

2017 US TOUR



Song List

  • You and I
  • Meant to Be
  • Don't Sleep in the Subway
  • Fever
  • Look to the Rainbow
  • How Are Things in Giocca Morra?
  • My Love
  • From Now On
  • Blackbird
  • Imagine
  • With One Look
  • Who Am I / Colour My World
  • This Is My Song
  • Living for Today
  • I Know a Place / Sign of the Times
  • While You See a Chance
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • Downtown
ENCORE:
  • Here Comes the Rainbow

One World Theatre - Austin, Texas





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2018

  • 6 May, 2018
  • 10 May, 2018
  • 12 May, 2018
  • 13 May, 2018
  • 16 May, 2018
  • 17 May, 2018
  • 18 May, 2018
  • 19 May, 2018
  • 22 May, 2018
  • 23 May, 2018
  • L'Étoile Banque Nationale, Brossard, CANADA
  • Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts, Montreal
  • Centre Culturel de Beloeil, Beloeil, CANADA
  • Salle Albert Rousseau, Quebec City, CANADA
  • Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, St-Jerome, CANADA
  • Centre des arts, Salle Desjardins, St. Hyacinthe, CANADA
  • Maison de la Culture de Gatineau, Gatineau, CANADA
  • Casino Rama Resort, Rama, CANADA
  • Salle Maurice-O'Bready, Sherbrooke, CANADA
  • Molson Canadian Centre/Casino New Brunswick, Moncton,

PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel Township, New Jersey, USA
COUSIN BRUCE'S BRITISH INVASION
Featuring: PETULA CLARK

Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon, Jeremy Clyde of Chad and Jeremy, and Mike Pender of The Searchers

With host DJ Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow - who introduced many in the audience to the great music of the '60s as a disc jockey on New York's 77-WABC radio, but who now hosts programs for Sirius XM satellite radio on the '60s on channel 6.

  • November 3, 2018
  • November 4, 2018
  • November 5, 2018
  • November 6, 2018
  • November 7, 2018
  • November 9, 2018
  • November 11, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
  • November 18, 2018
  • November 19, 2018
  • November 23, 2018
  • November 24, 2018
  • November 29, 2018
  • November 30, 2018
  • December 1, 2018
  • December 2, 2018
  • December 5, 2018
  • December 6, 2018
  • Palace Theatre, Canton, Ohio USA
  • Palace Theatre, Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA
  • Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda, New York
  • Sony Hall, New York, New York USA
  • The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia USA
  • Park Theatre, Cranston, Rhode Island USA
  • Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, Illinios USA
  • F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • IP Resort & Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi USA
  • Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, Florida USA
  • Reilly Center, Ocala, Florida USA
  • One World Theatre, Austin, Texas USA
  • Dosey Doe Big Barn, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Arlington Music Hall, Arlington, Texas USA
  • Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona USA
  • The Saban, Beverly Hills, California USA
  • The Rose, Pasadena, California USA
  • The State Theatre, Red Bluff, California USA
  • World Records Theater, Bakersfield, California

2018 US TOUR








Song List



  • Happiness
  • Never Enough
  • Don't Sleep In the Subway
  • Fever
  • Medley: Who Am I / Colour My World
  • Look to the Rainbowv How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
  • While You See a Chance
  • My Love
  • With One Look


  • Blackbird
  • Imagine
  • Medley: I Know a Place / A Sign of the Times
  • From Now Onv This is My Song
  • '60s Medley: Round Every Corner / Call Me / Don't Give Up / The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
  • Living For Today
  • Don't Cry for Me Argentina
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • Downtown
Encore
  • Here For You



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2019

  • 27 April, 2019
  • 28 April, 2019
  • 3 May, 2019
  • 4 May, 2019
  • 5 May, 2019
  • 7 May, 2019
  • 11 May, 2019
  • 12 May, 2019
  • 17 May, 2019
  • 18 May, 2019
  • Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns AUSTRALIA
  • The Events Centre, Caloundra, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
  • Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton AUSTRALIA
  • Brogla Theatre, Maryborough AUSTRALIA
  • Queensland PAC, Brisbane AUSTRALIA
  • Hamer Hall - Arts Centre Melbourne AUSTRALIA
  • State Theatre, Sydney, Sydney AUSTRALIA
  • Glasshouse Port Macquarie,Port Macquarie AUSTRALIA
  • Norwood Concert Hall, Norwood, Adelaide AUSTRALIA
  • Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA AUSTRALIA

2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

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Song List
  • You and I / Meant to Be
  • Don't Sleep in the Subway
  • Fever
  • Look to the Rainbow
  • How Are Things in Giocca Morra?
  • My Love
  • From Now On
  • Blackbird
  • Imagine






  • With One Look
  • Who Am I / Colour My World
  • This Is My Song
  • Living for Today
  • I Know a Place / Sign of the Times
  • While You See a Chance
  • I Couldn't Live Without Your Love
  • Downtown
ENCORE:
  • Rainbow




Sydney


© Photos by Pat Fox.

Melbourne


Brisbane




Photos courtesy of Michael Sharp and Rod Hunt.




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14 June, 2019
Théâtre Masionneuve
Montreal, CANADA
Francos de Montréal Festival
Petula Clark et invités [Petula and Guests]

Guests: Louis-Jean Cormier, Antoine Gratton and France D'Amour
Opening night of the annual Festival. Over 10 nights, the festival presents shows by legendary francophone performers from diverse musical backgrounds and nationalities, as well as a wide range of up-and-coming artists.





Songs Performed

  • My Love (en Français)/ Je Me Sens Bien
  • Je Reviens de Loin
  • Que Fais-tu là, Petula/ Chariot
  • Sourire (avec Antoine Gratton)
  • Coeur Blessé
  • Don't Sleep in the Subway
  • Ceux Qu'on Aime
  • La Gadoue
  • Le Chemin de la Gare (avec Louis-Jean Cormier)
  • C'est Ma Chanson




  • Sauve Moi
  • A Corps Perdu (avec France D'Amour)
  • La Nuit N'en Finit Pas
  • Un Enfant
  • Pour Etre Aimée de Toi
  • Danser Avec Son Ombre
  • Tout Le Monde veut aller au Ciel
  • La Chanson d'Evita
  • Downtown
    ENCORE:
  • Jamais Adieu

  • In Rehearsal

    Petula, France d'Amour and Antoine Gratton A corps perdu
    Petula and Louis-Jean Cormier
    Petula with Antoine Gratton


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    17 June, 2019
    Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    Toronto CANADA

    19 June, 2019
    Alice Tulley Hall - Lincoln Center
    New York City, New York USA
    American Songbook Gala - Beautiful Girls: A Musical Tribute.
    Kennedy Center Honor
    Benefit concert honoring Stephen Sondheim. Moderated by Petula and featuring performances by Petula, Kate Baldwin, Donna Murphy, and Ashley Park, with music direction by Paul Gemignani. Petula performed I'm Still Here! from Follies.

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