Thursday, 1 March 2018

A Celebration of Karen Carpenter





35 years ago, the world lost one of the greatest voices of all time…

KAREN CARPENTER
A Celebration On Stage

‘We’ve Only Just Begun’

THE CARPENTERS GREATEST LOVE SONGS


Highlights Video - https://youtu.be/Hk7vbpMgQak

“Toni Lee portrayed Karen Carpenter flawlessly…At times it truly sounded like we were listening to the original one and only Karen Carpenter.”
- What’s Good To Do Review

One of the most fascinating, but ultimately tragic stories, in popular music history was the life of Karen Carpenter. She achieved so much in her short life and her untimely death at just 32 years old was a sad loss to the music industry and her many, many fans. Karen was the voice of the multi-hit making group The Carpenters who, along with her brother Richard, scored an unprecedented 17 consecutive billboard US top ten hits.

The touring show “We’ve Only Just Begun’ has been on the road now for over 5 years and is simply the best celebration of The Carpenters music to be heard anywhere in the world. The show features every Carpenter hit with an 8 piece big band and audio visuals of The Carpenters career highlights. It’s an evening of pure nostalgia where Toni Lee truly becomes Karen Carpenter.

Karen Carpenter had a unique voice, so unique in fact that it has proven almost impossible to duplicate its deep, smoky, emotional edge, creating that uniqueness that is so hard to perfect. Now, for the very first time in over 30 years, the voice that melted a thousand romantic hearts lives again through Toni Lee…

“If Karen Carpenter is the apex of the human singing voice in all its highways, byways and dank rivers of expression, Toni Lee is up there in the early 92-94th percentile.”
- Irish Examiner


As a very young girl, Toni Lee was touched by Karen Carpenter’s breathtaking voice, and by the wonderful arrangements of The Carpenter’s beautiful love songs. She became, and has remained, one of their greatest fans. Now Toni transports her audiences with the natural and uncanny likeness of her voice to that of Karen Carpenter. In fact, Toni graced the stage on TV a few years back as Karen Carpenter on the hit television show Stars In Their Eyes, showcasing the vocal and visual likeness by singing Superstar, which was met with great acclaim. She looks on this as a tribute to Karen as well as an endorsement to herself! Toni has had great success performing at many venues, large and small, in theatres across the UK and live on radio, performing hits such as Close To You, Superstar, For All We Know, Song For You and Top Of The World, just to mention a few.

“From start to finish Toni Lee made you believe she was Karen Carpenter. An absolutely fantastic show.”
- Ticketmaster Review

THIS IS A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A TRUE FAN. YOU WILL CERTAINLY GO AWAY UPLIFTED AND ENTRHALLED BY THE EXPERIENCE!


2018
UK Tour Dates

We’ve Only Just Begun - The Carpenter’s Greatest Love Songs

A Celebration of KAREN CARPENTER

15th May Regent Centre, Christchurch
16th May Beck Theatre, Hayes
17th May The Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
18th May Princess Theatre, Hunstanton
19th May The Concorde Club, Eastleigh
20th May West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea
22nd May The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
23rd May The Grand, Lancaster
24th May Theatre Royal, St Helens
25th May The Core Theatre, Solihill
26th May The Alban Arena, St Albans
27th May Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton