Sun, 03 Jul|
Above The Stag Theatre & Bar
TIANO - PIANO & TENOR DUO
Chris & Shimi form the exciting musical Piano & Tenor duo - Tiano. They are delighted to return to Above The Stag with a brand new show following their debut there last summer. Their programme ranges from classical cross over to the Pet Shop Boys, each song presented with passion and flair.
Time & Location
03 Jul 2022, 18:00
Above The Stag Theatre & Bar, 72 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP, UK
About the event
Chris & Shimi form the exciting musical Piano & Tenor duo - Tiano. They are delighted to return to Above The Stag with a brand new show following their debut there last summer. Their programme ranges from classical cross over to the Pet Shop Boys, each song presented with passion and flair.Individually Chris & Shimi are world class musicians, but when they join forces, their synergy on stage creates a magical atmosphere which cannot help but charm the audience. They impress the audience with their clever and interesting medleys of well known songs performed in perfect harmony and stunningly arranged by Chris on piano, gliding effortlessly between different styles. One minute they perform a stirring musical theatre classic and the next they put a pop song through the Tiano blender! Chris is also a multi award winning composer and lyricist. He writes songs with Shimi, two of which were featured on TV last year. The audience loves hearing their original songs. Tiano presents classy and stylish shows which are always fun and hugely entertaining.
“a looker, a hoofer and BOY can he sing!”— Whatsonstage“The show’s a delight”— QX magazine“Hamilton is clearly a very gifted composer”— The British Theatre Guide“Chris is an ace pianist”— The Daily Telegraph
Shimi GoodmanShimi's West End debut was as Akaash in the musical Bombay Dreams. He played Mary Sunshine in the musical Chicago alongside Brooke Shields and Christie Brinkley, was a featured singer in the original cast of the West End show Dirty Dancing and played the role of Che in Bill Kenwright’s production of Evita. He created the lead part of Samuel in the world premiere of Salt & Honey in Jerusalem. He also created the role of the Drag Queen in Sir Tim Rice’s production of From Here to Eternity which was screened in cinemas worldwide. Shimi appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ragtime at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and sang in front of the Spanish King Felipe VI in the Teatro Real Opera House, Madrid. Chris HamiltonChris started playing the piano at the age of four. He has performed in cabaret internationally from the House of Commons to Bangkok and has been described by New York critics as "the real deal" and "a total showman”. In 2017 he appeared in A Spoonful of Sherman where he was regularly singled out by critics: “Star of the show is Chris Hamilton with his sparkling, pitch perfect accompaniment and occasional show stealers”. Also in 2017 he won the prestigious Silversea Guest Entertainer of the Year Award. Chris wrote a musical Over The Threshold which won the MTM Award for Best Music at the Edinburgh Festival, 2009.
Together Chris & Shimi performed at a gala tribute to former Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane. They headlined a cabaret burlesque night at the Savoy Hotel and topped the bill at London’s Hippodrome. They performed five sell out shows at Crazy Coqs during the last year and perform regularly as headliners on luxury cruise ships. They have been developing a successful online presence including hosting the launch night of Forum+ and Camden & Islington’s LGBT History Month in 2021 and producing the popular parody song “Viable” sung by West End star Dianne Pilkington.