Kate's singing career started at the age of 15 when she spent two years singing with the all-women barber shop group 'The City Charmers', resulting in a wealth of attention which included appearing in the 1990 LWT Arts Festival and winning Sky TV's Star Search. On leaving school Kate began her jazz apprenticeship singing in bars an jazz clubs around Bologna and London until she was 19, when she returned to education, studying English at Birmingham University. Her studies, however, were increasingly fitting around an escalating demand for her singing, including regular spots at Birmingham's main jazz clubs, including 'Ronnie Scott's' and regular trips down to London to take up such invitations as singing with the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra in Regents Park in 1996 and enjoying regular spots at Lenny Beige's infamous 'Regency Rooms', at 'Madame Jo Jo's' and at the likes of 'L'Odeon', 'Quaglino's' and 'Mezzo'. A musical cabaret performed by the acclaimed jazz singer Kate Dimbleby about women at work, home and play as sung by great female singers and songwriters of the 20th century. The programme will include songs by Bessie Smith, Pearly Baily, Sophie Tucker, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfiled and Carole King.Performers Naadia Sheriff (piano), Jonty Fisher (bass), Sophie Alloway (drums), Chris Allard (guitar).
Director Cal McCrystal.