Date(s) - Fri Nov 17, 2017
9:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Karen Underwood returns with her ever powerful voice and presence to Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar. Last time she was here she sang the songs of Nina Simone and toured the country with the excellent show. Karen Underwood, despite hailing from Chicago originally, is now truly an Irish diva and has lived in Cork for many years.
Prepare for an extravanganza of talent and emotion as Karen Underwood sings the divas with a show called ‘Of Ladies Lost & Found’. Many were taken from this world way too soon but their influence and music lives on long after. Some of these artists include Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Whitney Houston, Edith Piaf, and Amy Winehouse. It is directed and arranged by John O’Brien who was the inspiration behind Pagliacci (Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Opera 2012), Orpheus, and Der Vampyr.
“Karen Underwood’s powerful voice, warm personality and depth of feeling bring out the best in everything from jumping hard bop to poignant ballads.” IRISH INDEPENDENT
“John O’Brien plays piano with such brio, not merely in terms of colour or scoring but in accuracy, emphasis and sympathetic phrasing” IRISH TIMES
Tickets Cost: €20 / €48 with dinner (+bkg fee)
Arrival time for diners: 6-7pm