Entries by 7 Star Arts

An Evening With Vivien Leigh returns to the West End

Our new music and words production An Evening With Vivien Leigh debuts at Crazy Coqs in the West End on 6 July. The show sold out a month ahead of the first performance and so we are presenting a longer version on Saturday 8 September Celebrating the life and career of the great stage and […]

Interview with Rick Simpson, jazz pianist

Award-winning jazz pianist and composed Rick Simpson makes his 7 Star Arts debut at The Jazz Room at The Bull’s Head on 26th June Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Hmm…that’s hard to say. I think by the time I knew I wanted to music I hadn’t really met anyone […]

Meet the Artist – Natasha Hardy, singer-songwriter

I just love performing wherever I have an audience We talked to Natasha Hardy about influences, inspirations and more ahead of her Lost in Love concert at The Jazz Room on 20 May….. Who or what inspired you to take up singing and pursue a career in music? The thought of singing and acting appealed […]

Classic Gershwin Showreel

A taster of Classic Gershwin, 7 Star Arts’ most popular mixed genre production, starring Viv McLean (piano) and Susan Porrett (narrator). Music by George Gershwin  

Anthony Hewitt wows The Jazz Room

The Jazz Room in Barnes, SW London, affectionately known as “the suburban Ronnie’s Scotts” (and almost as longstanding as the eponymous Soho jazz club), resonated to a different vibe on Sunday evening when internationally-renowned pianist Anthony Hewitt – an artist more used to playing in hallowed gilded spaces such as the Wigmore or Carnegie Halls […]

Meet the Artist – Duncan Eagles, saxophonist

Saxophonist and composer Duncan Eagles chats to The Cross-Eyed Pianist (AKA Frances Wilson) about his musical influences and inspirations, and more….. I think there are many moments that define what kind of musician you are / will become. One of the earliest I remember was borrowing a John Coltrane double album from school. It was […]

Interview with Niklas Walentin, violinist

Ahead of his appearance with the Walentin Trio at Craxton Studios on 16 March, violinist Niklas Walentin talks about his influences and inspirations, significant teachers, repertoire, performing and more…… Who or what inspired you to take up the violin and pursue a career in music? I was first introduced to the violin and classical music […]

Meet the Artist – Odette, singer-songwriter

I am now very much inspired by the public who have reacted very positively to my music Meet singer-songwriter Odette ahead of her gig at The Jazz Room at The Bull’s Head on 13 February   Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? It just happened, really. In my early to […]

Iconoclassics at The Jazz Room

7 Star Arts announces the launch of a new series of concerts in the iconic Jazz Room at the Bull’s Head Iconoclassics features leading, critically-acclaimed classical musicians, more at home in the world’s great concert halls than in a jazz club but all happy to break free from the conventional classical music scene. The small […]

Meet the Artist – Rowan Hudson, jazz pianist

The nature of improvised music means that it’s very rare that everything falls together perfectly in real time, and in a way that’s not the point. Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? It’s actually very hard to pin it down to anything very concrete, I think partly because I can’t […]