Daisy at the Brunton Sat 23/08 Aug 14, 2008 10:59:44 GMT
Post by drew on Aug 14, 2008 10:59:44 GMT
Daisy back at The Brunton
HOMEGROWN singing sensation, Daisy Chute, is making a whirlwind return to the local theatre where she first trod the boards as a nipper.
The talented Inveresk teenager shot to fame with vocal quartet ‘All Angels’ two years ago.
The ensemble broke new ground as their debut album soared into the top ten in the national pop charts, peaking at number two in the classical charts, and making them the fastest selling debut classical act ever.
Next Saturday evening, Daisy will sweep into the Brunton Theatre with her new band “Camerata Ritmata” for a one-night-only eclectic performance of popular numbers.
She made her stage debut at the Brunton with the Morag Alexander Dance School while still in primary school.
The homecoming concert will include music by Billie Holiday, Roberto Baden Powell, Burt Bacharach, Led Zeppelin and Tom Jobim – given a distinctive take, blending classical, jazz, Brazilian and world music with the original melody.
Former Loretto School pupil, Daisy, said that playing a venue little more than a stone’s throw away from her home had its advantages.
She said: “I love the feeling that I’m finally playing in the very same theatre that I have been going to for years and years.
“That’s a special feeling that you cannot buy anywhere else.
“I have invited my neighbours because they are always asking how I am getting on. They rarely get to see me perform as most of my shows are in England or elsewhere.
“It’s particularly nice not to have to travel for miles to get to the venue – the Brunton Theatre is just down the road!”
Daisy will be joined on stage by award-winning Haddington-based guitarist, Simon Thacker, and his acclaimed band Camerata Ritmata as part of the Brunton’s Fringe programme.
Pencaitland-born guitarist and music lecturer Simon, nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award earlier this year, sang the praises of his bandmate’s talent.
“I listen to voices every day in my job and I think Daisy is the most prodigious singer I have heard for many years.”
The 19-year-old singer – who celebrated her birthday last week – can look forward to a crammed summer of concerts with ‘All Angels’ before beginning a new chapter as a student of music at King’s College London.
Asked if this could spell the end for the successful classical crossover group she replied: “Who knows?”
But she added: “I am going to try to keep everything up and going because performing with the band is a great opportunity and I would not want to stop that too. But it is nice to sing music I have chosen myself.”
Camerata Ritmata will perform a one-off concert next Saturday, August 23 at 7.30pm at the Brunton Theatre. Tickets £14 (12).
When I spoke with Daisy at the Royal Albert Hall she implied that she had something new up her sleeve.