Morning Concerts: Ella & Louis! Simone Craddock and Adam Hall
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong defined an era and a standard of performance that have delighted fans & inspired musicians for generations.
1959. The streets of America are humming with civil unrest and change. As the world turns, two of its brightest stars walk into Capitol Studios, Los Angeles and just for a moment, time stands still. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong defined an era and a standard of musicianship that have delighted audiences for generations. Multi-award-winning Perth favourites, Simone Craddock and Adam Hall, come ‘cheek to cheek’ to pay homage to the greatest album and musical pairing of all time, Ella & Louis!
Complimentary Morning Tea from 10am. Buy all 4 shows together $100 (Box office sales only)
Enchanting and delightful!” ★★★★★ Fringefeed
“Absolutely brilliant!” ★★★★★ Seesaw Mag
About Simone Craddock: WA-born Simone Craddock was based in London for 20 years, performing in Europe’s most prestigious venues, including Ronnie Scotts, Houses of Parliament, and Cadogan Hall. She has a presence born of leading roles on the West End stage & international tours of Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dirty Dancing, and Hello Dolly! Simone also played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, returning home to win the 2020 Music & Musicals Award for her Fringe World debut, Nina, Love Simone. Since then, Simone has produced and starred in award-winning, sold-out seasons of Birth of the Blues and Ella & Louis! at the State Theatre Centre of WA and Government House Ballroom. She has performed as guest soloist with Perth Symphony Orchestra, starred in Cabaret De Paris at His Majesty’s Theatre, and recently sang Australia’s National Anthem by request of the Governor of Western Australia.
“Exquisite, impeccable, quite superb…the audience were on their feet roaring for more” Kind of Jazz, London
About Adam Hall: Adam Hall is an accomplished trumpeter, vocalist and composer based in Perth, Australia. He began playing in 1990 at the age of ten, and later studied the craft at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. Adam is also competent in playing the trombone, alto sax, piano, euphonium, mellophonium, and a little bit of bass and drums for good measure. In his early career, Adam played at the Sydney Olympics and was artist-in-residence at Southbridge Jazz Club, Singapore. He has worked with numerous talents such as: James Morrison, Don Burrows, 45-year-long former leader of the Count Basie Orchestra Frank Foster, Shirley Horn’s band, Vanessa Amorosi and Grace Knight, to name just a few. Adam is frontman of The Velvet Playboys, a much loved institution in Western Australia and throughout Europe.
“I can add to the list the outstanding showmanship of Australian jazz heroes, Adam Hall” Australian Stage