A spectacular celebration of The Carpenters’ songbook is coming to townPosted on: 21 Mar 2023
The Carpenters Story, which comes to Bristol in May, will take music lovers on a musical journey through the glittering career of pop’s most celebrated brother and sister duo.
The Carpenters Story is coming to The Bristol Hippodrome on Thursday 11 May 2023.
A highly acclaimed production that has captivated audiences all over the UK, The Carpenters Story is returning to Bristol this Spring for a spectacular celebration of The Carpenters’ classic back catalogue which made them legends in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles.
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Known for their beautiful melodies and carefully constructed arrangements, The Carpenters (Richard and Karen Carpenter) are one of the most celebrated acts of the 1970s, providing a cleaner, more melodic alternative to the exuberance of their rock and pop contemporaries.
One of the period’s most decorated bands of the period, the two-piece won a total of four Grammys and achieved twelve Top Ten hits and three Number One singles, most notably the classic ‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’. Thanks to Karen’s pretty vocals and Richard’s precise arrangements, the Californian outfit’s impressive roster of songs endures to this day.
The Carpenters Story will see these songs brought to life thanks to the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley as Karen Carpenter and Musical Director Phil Aldridge who will lead a full band in re-creating Richard’s original orchestral arrangements.
This celebrated production will feature all of The Carpenters’ hit songs, including ‘‘(They Long to Be) Close to You’, ‘Top of the World’, ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’, ‘Rainy Days & Mondays’, ‘Goodbye to Love’ and many, many more.
In addition to the Bristol date, The Carpenters Story will be performed at venues in Newport, London, Plymouth, Brighton, Torquay, Manchester, Liverpool, Bournemouth and others as part of a massive UK tour. Visit the production website for details.
The Carpenters Story is coming to The Bristol Hippodrome on Thursday 11 May 2023. Tickets for the show can be secured HERE.
For a comprehensive look at what’s coming up at The Bristol Hippodrome in 2023, visit the theatre’s website.
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Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.