Music Preview: The Definitive Burt Bacharach Songbook, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

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The Definitive Burt Bacharach Songbook

John Reilly and The Smooth Operators are bringing the music of Burt Bacharach to Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre with The Definitive Burt Bacharach Songbook.

Britain’s finest songwriters and session musicians present a sophisticated masterclass in melody, when The Definitive Burt Bacharach Songbook comes to the Epstein Theatre on Saturday July 20 in a wonderful production honouring the music of Burt Bacharach.

Regarded as one of the great American songwriters of the 20th century, Burt penned chart-topping hits for artistes such as Dionne Warwick, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Gene Pitney, The Carpenters and many more.

Liverpool-born recording artist and singer-songwriter John Reilly fronts this concert with his spiritual and soulful vocals, supported by hand-picked world-class session players who usually back artists such as Paul Carrack and Take That.

Female vocals are elegantly performed by Rachel Raynor, and the musical director overseeing this dazzling non-stop parade of classic songs is Canadian pianist and composer Lewis Nitikman.

This magical trip down music memory lane will feature huge hit after huge hit, including Anyone Who Had A Heart, Walk On By, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, Close To You, 24 Hours From Tulsa, Do You Know The Way To San Jose? Alfie, I Say A Little Prayer, That’s What Friends Are For and many more.

The Definitive Burt Bacharach Songbook performs at the Epstein Theatre on Saturday July 20. To buy tickets, click here or call 0844 888 4411.