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The Music Is Bond… James Bond

THE MUSIC IS BOND…
JAMES BOND

Auckland, Aotea Centre, November 22.
Bookings: The Edge www.the-edge.co.nz

‘The Music is Bond… James Bond’ is set to take over the Aotea Centre in Auckland on November 22. This stunning concert, featuring five of our most talented performers -- will showcase the hit songs and music from 45 fabulous years of iconic James Bond films.

From 1962’s Dr No through to 2008’s Quantum of Solace, the songlist spans the generations, including the James Bond Theme to songs such as Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, Live and Let Die, For Your Eyes Only and The Spy Who Loved me.

2008 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth – creator of James Bond

Featuring a stunning line up of vocalists and 20 piece orchestra, this brilliant show will pay homage to some of the world’s leading artists to have performed the Bond hits including Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, and most recently Alicia Keys.

The show’s producer, Tim Beveridge says he’s always been a fan of the Bond films and the show has taken months of planning and selecting the right performers to make it work.

“Every New Zealander would be familiar with the iconic Bond songs such as Goldfinger, From Russia with Love and Live and Let Die. They span generations and I’m sure everyone will have their favourites,” says Beveridge.

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Many were successful hits in their day with some nominated for Academy Awards.

November sees the release of the latest of the latest James Bond Film Quantum of Solace.

Tim has assembled a top line up of NZ’s most talented and versatile vocalists in the form of Tina cross, Taisha, (both of Ladykillers fame), jazz siren Caitlin Smith and newcomer Rebecca Wright.

The show’s musical arranger is Mark Dennison who has worked with a bevy of international stars including Shirley Bassey who recorded Goldfinger from the 1964 Bond film of the same title.

For fans of the Bond films it will be a perfect night of entertainment to leave them shaken, if not a little stirred...

The Music is Bond… James Bond
Proudly presented by SKYCITY in association with Coast and Mazda
Aotea Centre, Auckland
8 pm, 22 November, 2008

Tickets will be available from The Edge outlets and online at www.the-edge.co.nz

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STARRING
Tina Cross
Tina Cross is a pop princess turned musical theatre star at the very top of her game. As a recording artist, Tina conquered the charts on both sides of the Tasman. As an entertainer she’s worked in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Asia and the USA and appeared with Sammy Davis Jnr, Tom Jones and Meatloaf amongst others.
In musical theatre Ms Cross has triumphed in lead roles in Chicago, Once Were Warriors, Boogie Nights, The Rocky Horror Show, Cats and the Australian production of Sisterella. The critics sum it up: “magnificent and mesmerizing’ (The Age, Melbourne).
Most recently Tina received the ONZM and appeared as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars 2008.


Caitlin Smith
One reviewer said that Caitlin Smith has a voice that 'the imagination created'. Smith has sung in a multitude of settings, residencies and festivals with her highly acclaimed Jazz/lounge trio The Fondue Set and more recently with The Caitlin Smith Trio. Always with the most accomplished and well respected musicians.
Her last CD of original material, The Caitlin Smith Group's 'Aurere, is US-based CDBaby's editor's pick and has graced Air New Zealand's inflight airwaves since it's release.
A highly acclaimed songwriter, she is also a consultant to professional voice users and has vocal coached many of our country's finest singers.
www.caitlinsmith.com / www.myspace.com/caitlinsmithmusic


Taisha
Taisha is one of New Zealand’s leading session singers; and has worked with some of the world’s leading artists and musicians. Most recently Taisha joined forces with NZ’s leading female singers Jackie Clarke, Susan Lynch, and Tina Cross, to form The “Lady Killers”. Who have performed throughout NZ. Recently Taisha was Lead Singer on “Dancing with the Stars”.
You can also catch her moonlighting with the Jackie Clarke, Suzanne Lynch and Taisha in the LadyKillers.

Rebecca Wright
Becks Wright is a relative new comer to the music scene having recently returned from undertaking musical theatre training in London She has appeared as a soloist in Christmas in the Park, and was as a finalist on the first series of NZ Idol. Becks performs with various corporate cover groups around New Zealand and is currently forging her way into the musical theatre scene having already many productions under her belt.


Tim Beveridge
Tim Beveridge is both producer and performer in this fabulous show.
Tim, whose name has become synonymous with swing in New Zealand since he abandoned a life as a lawyer over a decade ago to pursue his dream of being a professional musician. Not only is he living his dream, he's also doing it by creating and producing his own shows - an area very few performers dare to venture.
Tim has successfully produced concerts at major venues in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch – in particular Auckland’s Town Hall and Aotea Centre, Wellington’s Opera house and the Christchurch Town Hall as well many outdoor festivals and concerts.
As a performer his career highlights include the role of the Phantom of the Opera in Andrew Lloyd Webbers The Phantom of the Opera at the age of 29 - the youngest ever to play the role. He was also voted by the BBC Voice of Musical Theatre as one of the top voices in the world in two successive events.
He has formed a strong alliance with music legend Russ Garcia who has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood showbiz including Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Most recently he had commercial success with his production of "VEGAS" - a stage tribute to the era of swing staged this year at Auckland’s Aotea centre.
Tim has recorded three albums, SINGER with the NZSO, Come Rain Come Shine with Hollywood’s Buddy Childers Big Band and most recently a Live in Concert Album with Russ Garcia and the Auckland Neophonic Jazz Orchestra recorded live at the Auckland Town Hall.
He has a 100% success rate in test match anthems - Has sung seven national anthems for the All Blacks – for seven victories (although he says he obviously cannot claim credit…)


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